Passionis annual production to perform over two nights

Passionis Productions are gearing up for their annual production at the Nautlius Arts Centre next week.

REHEARSALS: Eden Slater, Dylan Cowley and Jacob Danzic at an early rehearsal for Where's Darryl? at the Youth Hub.

REHEARSALS: Eden Slater, Dylan Cowley and Jacob Danzic at an early rehearsal for Where's Darryl? at the Youth Hub.

Formed in 2013 by Rebekah Danzic and Alyssa Biele, the youth-centred theatre group are for the first time performing over two nights due to the higher number of people involved.

The 2019 production, titled 'Where's Darryl?', is a mystery and a comedy all in one.

"A missing person causes secrets and resentment to be revealed," she said.

"His friends are put to the test as they are forced to work together to find Darryl, while dealing with the pressures and expectations we all face in our daily lives."

She said the annual production incorporates the theatre and art groups that Passionis runs.

"It's a way for us all to collaborate on the one project together," she said.

She also said the production will run over two nights, allowing people more flexibility to come and see the show.

"We will have a different cast each night," she said.

"We also wanted to challenge ourselves by focusing on the actors...we are doing it all in one set."

Ms Danzic said compared to previous years with set changes, the production with one set was actually more difficult to produce.

"As usual it is written by youth, and performed by youth," she said.

"I really am proud of the dedication that comes from these people."

The mystery/comedy will be held at the Nautilus Art Centre on Friday September 20 and Saturday September 21.

The production is aimed for those 15 and over with some mature themes, but Ms Danzic said with parental guidance younger people may attend.

Tickets can be purchased at Nautilus during office hours or via their website www.nautilusartcentre.com.au/events/category/theatre-program/.