Snappy scripts have made the judges’ cut

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NICOLA STE­WART

Keep­ing it short and sweet has earned five as­pir­ing play­wrights hon­ours in a Mata­mata Dramatic So­ci­ety con­test.

Dr Greg Dunn came first in the Short & Sweet Play­writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion with his play Free Park­ing.

Run­ners up were David Clark, Dolly Var­den- Cham­bers ( two en­tries), Richard Prevett and Colin Kem­plen.

All scripts were en­tered un­der a pseu­do­nym and the com­pe­ti­tion was open to Mata­mata, Pi­ako and South Waikato res­i­dents.

The six scripts will be per­formed by the so­ci­ety at the Lit­tle The­atre on Short St from Thurs­day to Satur­day, June 26 to 28. Each play is about 10 min­utes long. It is the third time the so­ci­ety has run the com­pe­ti­tion and pres­i­dent Colin Kem­plen said it was al­ways a lot of fun.

For­mer en­tries have gone on to be made into short films and ex­tended into full length plays.

The so­ci­ety’s first show for this year will be the com­edy Sex Please We’re Sixty, di­rected by Hil­ton Woodroofe. It will run from April 5 to 12.

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