Plays take on Julatten
GERAGHTY Hall was packed when the Julatten Theatre Group Inc hosted their first event since renovations, A Night Of One-Act Plays.
More than double the forecast amount of people arrived with up to 180 people coming from across the Tablelands and Douglas regions, to view four entertaining plays.
Starting off the night was Mt Molloy State School students with the play Twelve Angry Pigs, which JTGI president Doug Townsend said was an absolute success.
‘‘The highlight for me was seeing the children of Mt Molloy State School up on the stage getting involved with the help of Peter (Cherpillod, who directed the play) and enjoying themselves,’’ he said.
‘‘They want to do it again next year, make it an annual event.’’
The following three plays had people laughing from all forms of comedy set in several different eras covering different themes, A dollar, A Matter of Husbands and Sandra’s Shadows.
‘‘It was an overwhelming success both from the theatrical side and also the audi- ence support and response,’’ Mr Townsend said.
‘‘The mayor of the Tablelands Regional Council, Rosa Lee Long, who has shown longstanding support for theatre at Julatten, remarked on a great evening and how pleased the group was to see it back up and running.
‘‘For us the only sad part is the fact it was the final time JTGI member Jemma Miranda Paez ( A Matter of Husbands and Sandra’s Shadow) will make an appearance on our stage, we are sad to see her go but wish her all the best in the future – who knows she might pop up in the bright lights of Sydney wowing audiences.’’
The group received almost $3000 in profit, which will be used to fine tune the recent renovations, which included building and extending the stage, curtains, sound and lighting.
The Jullaten Theatre Group Inc will be hosting the Mareeba Theatre Group’s adaptation of My Big Fat Greek Wedding in February next year.
A DOLLAR: Ken Ellis, Maria Snook, Faye Smith, Di Townsend, Dave Inkster, Peter Cherpillod, Doug Townsend and George Sivijs