Miles arts council prepare to tread the boards once more
IT'S all systems go in Miles as the Regional Arts Council begins preparations for its annual performance of one-act plays.
President and director Sally Presnell said the performances had become the art council's most popular events.
"We have been putting on plays every year since the 1980s and they are always a big hit with our audiences,” Mrs Presnell said.
"This years we're performing two one act plays, The Reluctant Bride and Golf, Marriage and other Murderous Matters.
"They are both comedies and sure to have the crowd in stitches.”
All cast roles are filled and rehearsals will begin in the next few weeks with opening weekend booked for October 18-19.
"We are also planning to go on the road again to perform at the Meandarra Hall the following weekend before returning for our final weekend of shows in Miles,” Mrs Presnell said.
This year's cast welcomes a myriad of returning actors including long-time Miles performers Owen Gray and Anita Thompson.
Joining them will be Sharon Cruickshank, David Watkins, Wendy Hay, Janice Strain, Petrina Stiller, Brad Martin and Luke Asplin.
Mrs Presnell said the five performances would help raise a significant amount of money that would go directly back into the future of the arts council.
"The money we make from our local productions allows us to keep bring travelling acts to Miles as well as run our movie nights,” she said.
"As an arts council we are extremely lucky to have had such a great foundation.
"We wouldn't be where we are today without the key people who initially set up MRAC.”
While casting has been finalised, Mrs Presnell said her team was searching for backstage crew members.
"You don't need to be a MRAC member to get involved and you certainly don't need any experience,” she said. "The more help we can get the better.”
If you'd like to get involved, contact MRAC via Facebook or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.