A REUNION is planned to celebrate 10th anniversary of the Village Players Amateur Theatre.

The reunion of the Evans Head-based company will be on Sunday, March 23 at the Evans Head Bowling Club.

Invited guests include all past actors, production staff, front of house helpers and the sponsors who generously donated funds to kick-start the small amateur theatre group in 2004.

Tracking down more than 200 people who appeared or were involved in the shows has been a mammoth job for the committee.

Many of the actors and production crew are now overseas or interstate.

Several of the cast from the shows staged in 2004 – Robin Hoodwink and Treasure Island – were children aged between five and 15.

Most are now either married with children, at university or working in full-time jobs – proof that from “little things big things grow”.

Memorabilia has been collected and will be on display at the venue.

It is hoped it will bring back fond memories of the past where for three months during solid rehearsals and performances, people stepped out of their comfort zone and plunged into the world of make believe. Make believe is something The Village Players will ask of their audiences for the next production.

It will require the audience to put on their best and most outrageous glad rags to join them in a theatre restaurant atmosphere to be guests at a most extraordinary wedding. This show, to be held at the Evans Head Bowling Club’s Garden Terrace, is planned for May 30 and 31 and June 1, with additional performances on June 6, 7 and 8. Auditions will be held in the near future.

For more details, contact Maureen Follers 6682 5841 or email: mrfollers@dodo.com.au.

The name of the play, well, that’s a secret – for now.

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