One-act plays en­ter­tain­ing

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By FIONA SCAN­LON

A range of four One-Act Plays per­formed by Pu­taruru Theatre Play­ers proved that things aren’t al­ways as they first seem.

Clever scripts, tal­ented ac­tors, and a great job from the mul­ti­ple first- time di­rec­tors demon­strated that the­atres are a great place to build con­fi­dence and learn new skills.

It was hard to pick a favourite, as the pace romped along and you were drawn into each story.

The all-chil­dren cast flowed through play num­ber one with great pro­fi­ciency. The char­ac­ters were played with strength and en­joy­able to watch.

Af­ter see­ing the Red Spy At Night, spy sto­ries will never be the same. These lov­able, in­com­pe­tent rogues who sought to ex­tract a se­cret for­mula from the Pro­fes­sor, a French physi­cist, in­stead ex­tracted chuck­les from the au­di­ence.

Strange bang­ing noises and howl­ing winds wound nerves tight for the third play, then with the red her­rings dealt to, all be­came calm and the truth was re­vealed. The ac­tors added a charm to this story and although the more se­ri­ous of the plays, it was a great change up of pace.

But the crowd favourite was the fast paced Ledge, Ledger and the Leg­end. The won­der­ful bam­boo­zle­ment from a des­per­ate sales­man us­ing a bom­bard­ment of over-in­for­ma­tion and hu­mour to pre­vent Peter from jump­ing off the ledge.

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