Kar­nak trib­ute

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - GROOVE -

HUN­DREDS of sup­port­ers of the Kar­nak Play­house turned out to cel­e­brate the fab­u­lous life of its cre­ator Diane Ci­lento on Satur­day night. Ci­lento’s daugh­ter Gio­vanna Volpe was joined on the stage by world-renowned flautist Jane Rut­ter as friends re­told their favourite sto­ries about the screen and stage leg­end. Ms Volpe also an­nounced Kar­nak Play­house was be­ing gifted by the fam­ily to two lead­ing Queens­land uni­ver­si­ties to be­come a train­ing ground for up­com­ing young artists. The crowd was also treated to a per­for­mance from Ci­lento on her trea­sured stage “one last time” with a screening of the 1960s western, Hom­bre, costar­ring Paul New­man.

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