Lo­cal lad stars in play tour

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

CHIL­DREN in Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera and Monto State Schools re­acted en­thu­si­as­ti­cally to a Queens­land Arts Coun­cil per­for­mance cel­e­brat­ing sto­ry­telling and con­nec­tion to the land.

Eidsvold chil­dren were thrilled to see Jer­maine Bee­z­ley, whose fam­ily lives in Eidsvold, as one of the two per­form­ers.

In Binni’s Back­yard, which cel­e­brates in­dige­nous sto­ries, Jer­maine per­formed as a scrub tur­key, a fa­ther fig­ure, an earth spirit, a frog, a crow, thun­der and light­ning.

He amazed the chil­dren with his abil­ity to quickly change cos­tumes.

The lit­tle girl Binni was played by Ailsa Walsh.

Af­ter the North Bur­nett per­for­mances, the duo took the play to chil­dren in 242 Queens­land schools.

Jer­maine’s proud mother Doris and grand­fa­ther Os­car Chap­man were at the Eidsvold per­for­mance.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

TOP PER­FOR­MANCE: Binni’s Back­yard was per­formed at Eidsvold, Monto and Mun­dub­bera State Schools re­cently. It stars Ailsa Walsh as five-year-old Binni and Eidsvold’s Jer­maine Bee­z­ley, who plays all the other char­ac­ters.

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