TEN years ago, nine Evans Heads residents decided to create a theatre group and offer some culture and entertainment to their community.

A decade later, more than 300 people have been part of 10 productions as actors, writers, costume makers, sound and lighting engineers, the special effects team, and directors.

On Sunday the group held a reunion at the Evans Head Bowling Club to mark the anniversary.

Village Players president Maureen Follers is also directing the group’s latest production.

Originally from Sydney, Maureen has lived in Evans Head for 15 years.

“My background was in film and theatre, so I approached a few people and we formed the Village Players,” she said.

Some local businesses believed in the project and helped the team in their first production.

“We had 19 people in our first performance. We even had a red carpet on the day,” Maureen said.

This May, the group will be performing Dimboola by Jack Hibberd, a play about a country wedding where everything goes wrong.

The Village Players are currently looking for new members to join in and put together future productions.

“We are looking for 16 men and women aged from 15 to seniors.

“You do not need to have acting experience but you will expect to have loads of fun,” Maureen said.

For more information, visit thevillageplayers.com.au or write to PO Box 60, Evans Head.

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