Essendon Theatre Company


A Good Man

A Comedy By Frederick Stroppel
Directed by Rosalin Shafik-Eid


It’s a hot July day at the Good Shepherd Funeral Parlor and Martin Lamb, the mortician, is presiding over the wake of the late Walter Porteus. His dream of a perfect wake is undermined by his son Jimmy, whose interests are more amatory than funereal, and by the conniving, contentious Porteus family members, who are already clashing over the will. To further inflame matters, the air conditioning breaks down and the wrong body turns up in the casket. Then a mysterious mourner appears and a valuable piece of jewelry disappears. When the air conditioning repairman pulls a gun and decides to hold them all hostage, things really start to get interesting in this hilarious black comedy.


22 November – 25 November & 29 November – 1 December 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

9 Bradshaw Street, Essendon

(Entry off Buckley St)


Dennis Foote as Martin Lamb
Martin Astifo as Jimmy Lamb
Del Barwick as Sharon Muldoon
Warrick Smith as Douglas Porteus
Maryanne Niceforo as Gloria Porteus
Christopher Hill as Andrew Porteus
Seth Kannof as Bobby Gelardi
Taylah Bordonaro as Yolanda Kamola
Kirsten Page as Norma Czerniawski


Ticket prices: $20 adult; $18 Concession

CASH ONLY Payments at the door



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