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Sookie (Ali­son Hayes) pro­vides some ‘com­mon sense’ to Red (Ellie Bott) in the play ‘Un­com­mon Sense’ put on by the Euroa Lit­tle The­atre Com­pany.

THE Euroa Lit­tle The­atre Com­pany hit the boards on Satur­day and Sun­day, Septem­ber 9 and 10 with two orig­i­nal come­dies.

The cast, per­form­ing in the in­ti­mate sur­rounds of the Euroa Schoolhouse, were thrilled with a full house on both oc­ca­sions.

‘Sir Ken­neth Short­cuts’ writ­ten by Su­san Ben­nett, was per­formed by both skilled and novice ac­tors in bril­liant cos­tumes.

There were laughs aplenty with this crazy, mixed-up me­dieval tale with the usual good­ies and bad­dies.

Sir Ken­neth (Pa­tri­cia Bene­dict) won out in the end by slay­ing the dragon and win­ning the heart of a fair damsel.

His faith­ful ser­vant, Ger­ald (Su­san Ben­nett), de­spite his odor­ous af­flic­tion, was an in­dis­pens­able side-kick.

‘ Un­com­mon Sense’ ( writ­ten by Ali­son Hayes) gave Sookie (Ali­son Hayes) an op­por­tu­nity to spread a dose of com­mon sense to all she meets, with not al­ways the ex­pected or usual out­come.

With three years since a pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tion, the com­pany has put in an all-out ef­fort to place them­selves back in the public eye.

In 2015 the Euroa Lit­tle The­atre (ELT) moved from ‘The Stu­dio’ in Brock Street to a per­ma­nent stor- age space at the rear of the Euroa Cin­ema.

This was a mam­moth task that took much culling, sort­ing and stor­age of all cos­tumes, props and sets in this new lo­ca­tion.

In 2016 ELT cel­e­brated 60 years in com­mu­nity the­atre which in it­self was quite an achieve­ment.

The Euroa com­mu­nity hopes to see more of ELT and pro­duc­tions in the not-too-dis­tant fu­ture.

PHOTO: Dale Mann

GER­ALD’S SE­CRET WEAPON: The dragon (Mary Dean) is over­come by Ger­ald’s (Su­san Ben­nett) odor­ous pong de­spite Sir Ken­neth (Pa­tri­cia Bene­dict) putting his best foot (or sword) for­ward.

IT FITS: Prince Charm­ing (Ay­den Cullen) fits the glass slip­per on Cindy (Rachael Buer­ck­ner) under the ea­gle eye of the King (Jan Wat­ters) and Tina (An­nie Mitchell) his in­tended bride.

WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Deirdre (Ali­son Hayes), Ano­ria (Ay­den Cullen) and Ger­maine (Mar­garet Wat­ters) try to make them­selves heard.

PHO­TOS: Dale Mann

NO WAY: Gertrude (Ali­son Hayes) and Kenny (Ay­den Cullen) hag­gle over the ran­som money.

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