Clink to come alive for launch

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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