Directed by Hunter Bell
Season: 4 - 11 October 1966
This play is the poignant story of two sugar cane-cutters, who, for seventeen years, have spent their lay-off season in a Melbourne suburb with two local barmaids. Over the years this annual stay has become to them a type of dream-world of perfection, with gay times for all for six months, until the lay-off season is over.
Seventeen years have passed, and suddenly one of the girls is gone, married. The cane-cutters turn up in Melbourne. But the atmosphere is different, they are too old to live on dreams, and gradually the dreams of seventeen years turn into a horrible nightmare.
Bubba Ryan - Glennis Paine
Pearl Cunningham - Muriel Greenwood
Olive Leech - Frances Pattinson
Barney Ibbot - Jack Baird
Emma Leech - Nancy Sheard
Roo Webber - Doug Finch
Johnnie Dowd - Peter Ormsby