Play On! from the Ballina Players
Play On is a comedy about a Community Theatre performing a production written by a local playwright who keeps adding revisions of the script just days before Opening Night to a cast that is not ready to perform the production anyway! Set in 3 acts, the play hilariously performs to an Opening Night audience and anything and everything goes wrong!
The cast is a mixture of older performers and young newcomers.
Gerry (Director)– Kristen Lodge. Kristen is the owner/Organiser of the FunSing Workshop program which runs in our theatre for the youth of Ballina in the school holidays. She has performed a number of times for Ballina Players: HMS Pinafore (2018); Girls’ Weekend and now the frustrated director in Play On.
Aggie(Stage Manager) – Liz Dargin. Liz is often found behind the controls of our Sound Desk, but has been with us for many years, appearing in plays such as Navigating in 2008 and musicals such as The producers in the same year. This is Liz’s first fray on to the stage for many years and she plays the frazzled and over-worked Stage Manager.
Henry(Cast Member) – Bill Graham. Bill is an ex-President of Ballina Players (2003) and has appeared in many productions for us, however, his last stage appearance for Ballina Players was in the radio-pal It’s A Wonderful Life in 2015.
Polly (Cast member)– Toni Forbes. This is Toni’s 2nd appearance on our stage having appeared in 2022 production of CLUE On Stage.
Billy (Cast Member)– Alex Geikie. Alex is our current Secretary and joined us for the Covid affected PRISCILLA in 2020, which has been postponed quite a few times. he has appeared recently in our 2022 production of MAMMA MIA where the played Harry, one of the ‘possible’ fathers.
Violet (Cast Member)– Carly Hebbard. Carly joined Ballina Players for our 2013 production EUROBEAT when she choreographed and performed the Englan entrant.
Smitty (Cast Member)– Miah Bradley. This is Miah’s 2nd show for us having appeared in MAMMA MIA as a chorus member last year. She has performed on stage previously for Xavier Catholic College productions.
Louis (Set Builder)– Harrison Hoey. This also is Harrison’s 2nd production, after MAMMA MIA, and also performed in Xavier’s musicals.
Saul (Cast Member)– Jordyn Lacy. Jordyn first performed for us in our 2016 production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, this being his 2nd show. Jordyn, when in Year 12 in 2021o, won the Ballina Players Drama Award while at Ballina Coast High School.
Phyllis (Playwright)– Diana Mason. Diana has been a member of Ballina Players for over 20 years, appearing in plays and musicals, such as The CEMETERY CLUB (2011) and ARSENIC & OLD LACE (2010).
Tickets are currently available online at www.ballinaplayers.com.au and at Ballina Colour Copy Shop.
Mike Sheehan, on behalf of Committee.