Grand plans for NWTC in 2014

December 20, 2013

The North West Theatre Company Incorporated has elected its executive board for 2014 and begun planning for the 2014 program.

Returned to the board are President John Wearne, Vice President Martin Hansford, Secretary Ros Moulton, Treasurer Susan Hutton, and committee members Lee Loudon and Rick Hutton. Newly elected to the position of Publicity Officer is Carmen Southwell.

The NWTC has decided to target two major productions in 2014. The first will be a play for performances on the first and second weekends of May. The second will be another production, possibly a pantomime, in November.

To help with the planning of the first production a play reading will take place on Saturday January 11 at the Roxy Conference Room. Actually it will be TWO play readings. Starting at 4:00pm there will be a reading of “The Curious Savage”, a comedy by John Patrick. The second play will be Bertolt Brecht’s classic drama “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”.

All are invited to come along for the readings. You don’t have to have had any experience or be a member of the NWTC. A light supper will be shared between the two readings and you are invited to bring a plate of finger food to share.

The NWTC concluded 2013 with their very successful production of PYGMALION. The re-elected President, John Wearne, reported that the production engendered a great deal of enthusiasm and confidence within the company and set a wonderful platform for the 2014 season.

The very successful Film Club will continue into 2014 with a fantastic program of classic and modern films. The Film Club showings are at 4:00 pm on the last Sunday of each month commencing on February 23 with “Dr. Zhivago”.

“It seems a natural progression that we are currently having talks with Gwydir Shire Council about how the company may become more involved with the Roxy Theatre by using our skills to present outside shows as well as producing our own”. John said.

“These talks are extending to also cover various maintenance jobs that we could take responsibility for, both within and outside the theatre.”

Anyone interested in being part of the NWTC or the Film Club can call at the Bingara Visitor Information Centre or phone 6724 0066, or by contacting any of the Executive members.