Call for actors,
production crew and more
Benns (1838 - 1920):
an indigenous midwife and 'Queen of Scotland
Bouffier (1857 - 1940),
whom Scotland Island's Catherine Park is
DESIGNERS AND STAGE HANDS NEEDED FOR AN EXCITING NEW
PLAY WITH MUSIC
TO BE STAGED OFFSHORE
IN EARLY 2023
The SIRA Recreation Club has been developing a play about
two women, both called Catherine, who are important to
Scotland Island's history. Workshops were conducted in
late 2021, detailing aspects of offshore history. The
Recreation Club then engaged a young professional
playwright, Jasper Marlow, to develop a light-hearted,
engaging script that would appeal to offshore audiences.
Script writing is now almost complete and we are looking
forward to staging the play in early 2023.
Markus Plattner, an islander whom many of you know from
his excellent concert earlier this year, has agreed to be
Musical Director. He and others will be writing original
songs and music for the play. We have already received
some wonderful lyrics from another islander and gifted
musician, Geoff Bullock.
Kay Reaney, a relatively new island resident and director
of many events, has agreed to be Director. We are
extremely lucky to have these professionals to steer the
production of the play.
We are now looking for people to fill the following roles:
- set designer
- costume designer
- stage manager
- stage hands (young people)
- actors for the following parts:
To find out more, come to an information session in
Scotland Island Community Hall on Sunday, 28 August,
commencing 2.00pm. For details, or to advise of your
interest, please contact Robyn Iredale: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Catherine Bouffier (a woman in her 40s or 50s)
- Jo Benns (a man in his 40s, 50s or 60s)
- Herbert Fitzpatrick (30s)
- Florence Fitzpatrick (née Bouffier) (30s)
- Tilly Devine (40s or 50s)
- 'Real Estate Angel'
- chorus of 'wife swappers'.
Scotland Island Recreation
Most Saturdays throughout
2 - 3 pm: Introduction to
3 - 5 pm: Table Tennis
Groups meet most Saturdays
and anyone over 12 is welcome. Sessions are supported by
the Scotland Island Recreation Club.
Play from 2 - 3 pm is
intended primarily for those new to table tennis. The
session from 3 - 5 pm is open to everyone, regardless of
your standard of play.
Sessions do not run every Saturday. If you are interested
in taking part then it's best to join the table tennis
WhatsApp group to receive up-to-date information on who is
playing. If you would like to join the group, please email
Alternatively, you can just turn up and take your chances.
Adult players are asked to contribute $5 per player per
attendance to defray expenses.
Scotland Island Recreation
Tuesday 23 August, 11 am -
The Recreation Club runs a discussion group, meeting
each month, from 11 am to 12.30 pm in the Recreation
Centre. Everyone is welcome.
Members take it in turn to design a session, choosing
material for discussion. This can consist of essays,
articles or podcasts, or a combination of all three. The
idea is that group members shouldn't be committed to
more than a few hours' preparation in terms of listening
or reading. The idea is to be open to a wide range of
topics and material.
In July Michael Doherty led a discussion on the
recently introduced prohibition on climbing Uluru,
asking whether it is justified and whether it should be
extended to other landmarks.
For the August meeting, Tim Turpin will lead a
discussion on our collective sense of nostalgia, and
the extent to which it shapes our national identity,
as well as social and political action.
Sarah Churchwell has suggested that Gone with the
Wind remains a rallying point for white
supremacism. How have the 19th century ballads of AB
Paterson and Henry Lawson shaped contemporary Australia?
Listen to the podcast with Sarah Churchwell, available
Read some of the poems of Paterson and Lawson,
For the really keen, see Sarah Churchwell's book:The
Wrath to Come: Gone with the Wind and the Lies America
The group operates via a WhatsApp group, which will be
used to distribute further information about this and
future discussions.If you would like to be added to the
group, please provide your mobile phone number to email@example.com.
Alternatively, contact Jane Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more
information or to express your interest in
Scotland Island Community
Saturday 27 August, 7 - 9
The Recreation Club
asks for $5 per person per attendance to defray
Scotland Island Community
Sunday 28 August, 10 am -
The above event will
run concurrently with the island café (see below).
Catherine Park, Scotland
Sunday 28 August, 10 - 12
Sunday 4 September, 2:00
- 4:30 pm
To book tickets,
experienced piano / pianola tuner will be visiting
Scotland Island on Friday 9 September. If anyone else
would like their piano tuned on this day, please let me
know and we can book you in.
Peter 0407 379 666
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