Jerilderie stage actor stars in Lake opening
Beneath an Oxbow Lake, which featured Jerilderie actor Ben Stonnill, attracted 80 people to its launch in Deniliquin, which involved performances on July 2 and 3 at the Deniliquin Club.
The play, commissioned by Outback Theatre for Young People, is a multigenerational coming of age tale about two young men faced with some big decisions as their schooling comes to end.
It was developed through a comprehensive mentoring process with Julian Larnach, the winner of the OTYP EMERGE: Riverina Playwright Commission competition.
‘‘The launch went super well and we had a great turnout,’’ OTYP creative producer Sarah Parsons, who is based in Deniliquin, said.
‘‘People really enjoyed it. From the feedback I received they thought it was good to see a local story on stage in town.
‘‘Everyone was really welcoming and appreciated the fact that young people from the Riverina were telling the story.’’
The play, which stars Stonnill, Albury’s Adam Rowland, Flik Miles, Claire Gilmour and Isaiah Carney, moved on to Sydney last week.
There were four perfor- mances at the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney, which started last Wednesday and finish Saturday. The first two city shows were sold out before opening night.
Beneath an Oxbow Lake stars Ben Stonnill, Adam Rowland, Flik Miles, Claire Gilmour and Isaiah Carney.