Ju­lat­ten stars

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MEM­BERS of the Ju­lat­ten The­atre Group showed off their tal­ent by win­ning both se­nior division awards in the Far North Queens­land One Act Play Fes­ti­val last Satur­day.

The an­nual event was held in Ma­reeba and hosted by the Far North Queens­land Am­a­teur The­atri­cal As­so­ci­a­tion and this year the­atre groups from across the Table­lands per­formed seven one-act plays.

JTG took out the award for the Best Se­nior One- Act Play with an en­er­getic and com­i­cal adaptation of A Dol­lar writ­ten by David Pin­ski and di­rected by Peter Cher­pil­lod.

‘A Dol­lar’ is an al­le­gor­i­cal play in which a troupe of stranded strolling play­ers, tired, des­ti­tute and far be­tween towns end up hag- gling over a dol­lar bill they find - and con­sid­er­ing the play was writ­ten in 1913, $1 would solve all of their prob­lems.

Ad­ju­di­ca­tor Gavin Shanks, who gave feed­back to each per­for­mance, highly com­mended Peter Cher­pil­lod’s ex­cel­lent per­for­mance of the vil­lain and com­pli­mented the au­then­tic­ity of the cos­tum­ing.

The cast in­cluded Ken El­lis the comedian, Ge­orge Sivijs the trage­dian, Doug Townsend the old man, Vicki Cherry the hero­ine, Jemma Dean the in­génue, Di Townsend the old woman and Fred Britcher the stranger and were sup­ported by prompter Glenys Tonon.

The Gazette’s very own Angelique Pat­ter­son de­buted on stage and won the best ac­tor award in the se­nior division for her out­stand­ing per­for­mance of a fa­mous and glam­orous ac­tress.

Ms Pat­ter­son was joined on stage by Jemma Dean, who played a con­vinc­ingly dis­traught young woman who ac­cuses the fa­mous ac­tress of hav­ing an af­fair with her hus­band in the play A Mat­ter of Hus­bands, writ­ten by Ferenc Mol­nar and di­rected by Vicki Cherry.

The Ju­lat­ten The­atre Group will per­form both plays later in the year on its new stage at Ger­aghty Park, Ju­lat­ten, once all the al­ter­ations and mod­i­fi­ca­tions are com­pleted to the ex­ten­sion.

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