One act plays debut in Julatten
CATCH but a glimpse into the entertaining theatrical world of Julatten when an evening of One Act Plays takes to the stage this Saturday.
The Julatten Theatre Group will present a night of entertainment, with four plays covering a range of genres and stories, from the trial of the Big Bad Wolf, glancing into the mind of one woman, seeing a band of entertainers test their friendship, to a famous actress being accused of stealing a husband.
The Big Bad Wolf has a reputation for having been a naughty boy and the Twelve Angry Pigs will deliberate the truth of the matter, when the students of Mt Molloy make their debut on stage.
The students will give a twist to the tale of the ‘‘Twelve Angry Men’’ classic, as the youngsters open the evening with the court case of Mr Wolf and two little pigs.
Included in the evening is A Dollar, the winning play from last year’s one- act play competition in Mareeba, a satirical comedy set in the Depression.
A band of entertainers who are completely penniless stumble across $1 and face the difficulty of sharing the humble coin.
Also on the bill is the play A Matter of Husbands, with the winner of the one-act play competition’s best actor award Angelique Patterson starring as a famous actress being accused of stealing a husband from an everyday woman.
A humorous drama set in the actress’s house, after the woman makes the accusation in a bid to get back her husband, the actress turns things around and accuses the husband of inventing a love affair to make the wife jealous, to rekindle the spark in their marriage.
A well- received play Sandra’s Shadows, by local playwright Wynn Schiller, provides an opportunity to celebrate the impressive recent refurbishment of Julatten’s Geraghty Park Hall, with its new stage, lighting and digital sound-system.
This event shows the positive and energetic collaboration among the relatively scattered residents of Mt Molloy and Julatten that has underpinned the creative spirit of the region.
The Julatten One-Act Play event is this Saturday night at Geraghty Park Hall in Julatten.
A cash bar opens at 6pm and a light supper will be provided, supplied by the Mt Molloy School P & C, and tickets are $15 adults and $5 school-age children, available from the Nine Mile Store in Julatten, Opal Bar at Mt Molloy and Mt Molloy Service Centre.
Telephone bookings can be made on 4094 1098 or 4094 2052 and tickets will also be available at the door.