Clink to come alive for launch
LOCAL actors are busy rehearsing for this year’s Clink Theatre production of Mano Nera which will be launched with an Italian night on May 1.
Mano Nera focuses on the labour force of the cane fields of Far North Queensland during the 1930s and in particular the large portion of Italian immigrants and the tales of love, murder and intrigue which surrounded them.
The date the production is being launched, May 1, is also Labour Day for both Australians and Italians.
Clink Theatre president Claire Tierney said the stage will come alive for the big production in June.
“This is a huge story of triumph over adversity,” she said.
“This show has everything-explosions, murder, love, death and more.
“To launch this production we are celebrating Italian/ Australian Labour Day at the theatre with a free movie, a traditional Italian sing along and an Aussie barbecue.
“We invite the community to join us for the fun-filled evening.”
The launch for Mano Nera will be on Sunday, May 1, at the Clink Theatre from 6.30pm.
There will be a barbecue, a free showing of the 1968 movie They’re a Weird Mob and a surprise performance by two well-known local opera singers.