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DOZENS of brave performers are throwing their scripts away and taking the stage for the first Carnivale Theatresports competition.
The hilarious game of improvisation and wit is set to run during Carnivale thanks to the Tropical North Theatre Company and The Clink Theatre and has a range of great prizes up for grabs.
Teams of four people take the stage and perform an improvisational theatre taking suggestions from the audience or from each other.
A panel of judges including local playwright and director Jack Heywood, Clink Theatre president Claire Tierney and local teacher and former theatre professional Richard Muranty will give a score out of five points for each game played.
Tropical North Theatre Company co-director Laura Muranty said the performance is guaranteed to make you laugh.
“The judges will be looking at the performer’s spontaneity, ability to create story, comic timing and entertainment value,” she said.
Many actors are already rehearing for the event.
“So far we have around 20 performers scared script less but eager to perform,” Ms Muranty said.
“So far we have four teams which are a mix of actors from the Tropical North Theatre Company, Mossman State High School and daring locals.
“We still have room for more people, so if there are any brave locals out there who think they have the spontaneity and wit to get on stage and improvise, sign up.”
At the end of the night there will be prizes for the winning teams, best on stage, funniest one-liner and best audience suggestion.
The Theatre sports competition will be held on May 28 at 7.30pm at the Clink Theatre.
Drinks will be available at the bar at 6.30pm. Tickets can be bought prior to the show at Origin Café in Port Douglas, at Goodies in Mossman or on the night at $15 for adults and $12 for concession.
Locals who are interested in entering the competition should contact Laura Muranty on 0408 399 909.