Jer­ilderie stage ac­tor stars in Lake open­ing

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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.

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