Gold Logie Award winner John Wood will be travelling to the likes of Baan Baa, Somerton, Manilla and Maules Creek to perform in a two-man play which delivers an important message to rural communities.
Carpe Diem is a 45-minute play about a farmer suffering from mental health issues and his stock agent mate who helps him out.
The production aims to break down the stigma surrounding men and their struggle to ask for help when life gets tough.
The production is suitable for ages 15 and over.
Carpe Diem encourages open and honest conversation and the importance of mateship.
The free play is touring as part of the Australian Government Drought Assistance Package and was produced and funded by Carers NSW, in conjunction with Drought Assistance partners and
providers The Ascent Group, Challenge, Richmond PRA and Schizophrenia Australia.
Following the play performances, a free barbecue will be held, providing an opportunity for the audience to meet John Wood, who has starred in television’s Rafferty’s Rules, Neighbours and Blue Heelers. He hosts Channel Nine’s travel series Wine Me, Dine Me.
The play will be held at numerous rural locations including Maules Creek Hall on May 14 at 6.30pm, Baan Baa Hall on May 15 at 5pm, Manilla Hall on June 5 at 5.30pm and Somerton Hall on June 6 at 6.30pm.
For a full list of locations, contact Sandy McNaughton on 0408 757 886 or visit www.carersnsw.org.au/droughtassistance