One-act plays entertaining
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.