Murder, Mutts & Metaphors by Cooma Little Theatre – Three One-Act Plays – June 17 to 25

Christchurch Cathedral after the earthquake 2011

Where: St Paul’s Parish Hall, case Commissioner Street, discount Cooma

When: 2.00 pm

Tickets at The Fabric Salon:

  • Adults $15
  • School Child $5

The concert will feature harp, gastritis piano, string quartet, cello, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, bagpipes, as well as vocals.

So, for a pleasant afternoon of music, and afternoon tea please come along. Proceeds from the concert will be sent to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
Mutts&Metaphors-poster-outlined” src=”×1024.jpg” alt=”” width=”434″ height=”614″ />Members of Cooma Little Theatre have been working diligently towards their next production.
Three One Act Plays will be staged from June 17 to 25.

“Woman Alive” by John Tully, and directed by Mark Salvestro, is a farce which centres around Roger Berry who is a crime novelist and his wife, Mary who proposes a new plot for a new novel. Roger arrogantly declines her suggestion, insisting that it won‟t work. Mary persuades him to give it a go by acting it out to see if it works. While this is being done, the couple‟s maid, Alice, mistakenly believes that Roger has actually murdered poor Mary and calls the
police. Much mayhem and comedy follows.
It is a fun and lively farce with many laughs throughout, suitable for all ages.

A Dogs Life” by Pam Valentine is a one act play set in a dog pound for unwanted animals. It is a comedy laced with pathos, looking at the present and past lives of four unwanted dogs in an animal shelter. It is directed by Damien Kenneally with the help of Midge Theron. The cast is comprised of Ben who is a battered old mongrel, a German Shepard dog called Fritz who is rough and tough, and then caged alongside is Fifi , an overweight French Poodle and young Ginger, an excitable and bouncy young pup. They all have a burning desire to be chosen to be taken to a new home when humans come to look them over…….Or do they?

“X” is the third play and was written by Genevieve Kenneally who grew up in Cooma. This play won first prize in the “Short + Sweet” playwriting competition last year.
“X” is the story of Geraldine. A girl who has made many mistakes in her life and wishes that “X” was there to warn her. “X” holds its/his literal meaning as well as many metaphorical ones – her ex-boyfriends and warning signs. The plot traces her past and relationship with and desire for “X” over the years. We are looking forward to seeing the work of a local girl featured on our local stage.

All in all, it promises to be a show full of variety and laughs – fun for all ages. So watch out for the posters around town to know when to get your tickets or check
Ticket on sale from May 30 at Cooma Visitors Centre

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