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The first play to be presented on Saturday night was the Wrights Bush - Waimatuku farce "Ogsbody's Outing" produced by Margaret Strang. The cast was Chris Jones, Molly Jackson, Muriel Patterson, Betty Tait, and Shirley Lindsay. This play was dependent for its success on quickness of movement and the team managed this point well.
There was plenty of excitment and good action, and the lighting was to be commended. Mr Esquilant felt that the set was a little too elaborate, but the costumes were most suitable and the make-up especially well done.
The Lumsden farce, "The Bathroom Door" was produced by G. W. Dennis, and the cast was Valmai O'Callaghan, Bill Menlove, Isobel Finney, Brian Fowler, Agnes Robb and Ediwa Gray. There must be a distinction between farce and comedy, and the Lumsden group did not quite succeed in making this distinction. Positioning of furniture in regard to dialogue and action needed to be watched, at times the voices were barely audible. Cues were well taken, and a good attempt was made at aging the voices of the elderly characters.
Wallacetown staged the comedy "No Tears for Henry" The producer was Mona Grunther and the cast was Lila McCulloch, Mona Gunther, Judith Gunther, Cath Scott, and Richard Gunther. The play had been written as a comedy, but there was really little that was comic about it. Cues were not well taken and at times the characters were unsure of moves. Attention to detail is most important in giving atmosphere, and this was well done by the group. Altogether a good job was made of a play which was not so good.
Choice of a good play is most important and Tussock Creek, proved this point in its choice of "Operation Cold Cure". Mr Esquilant remarked that it was an excellent comedy, excellently produced and excellently played. Atmosphere was gained right from the start
and held throughout the play, and the comedy was well brought out. The production as a whole was to be commended highly.
Special thanks were given to the adjudicator by the convener of the drama committee, Mrs F. Jackson.
Prizes wree presented to the producers of the winning plays by Mrs J. A. Reid, the provincial president, on behalf of the Southland WDFF.
Mrs Reid wished to thank especially Mrs R.N. Gunther the prime mover without whose work the venture could not have been such a success.
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