DRAMA AND COMEDY: Love and other Flushes cast rehearsing at the Nanango Theatre Company.
DRAMA AND COMEDY: Love and other Flushes cast rehearsing at the Nanango Theatre Company. Katherine Morris

Drama and comedy mix in Nanango theatre

A BALANCE of comedy and drama is what the Nanango Theatre Company has on offer for the next two weekends.

Nanango Theatre Company will show two one-act plays, with the opening tonight.

The Eulogy, written by John Cundill, follows the story of a mother and son deals with an uncomfortable subject and a revelation of family secrets.

It starts Anne Daveron and Ben Richardson.

This play will be followed by something a little lighter, a play called Love and Other Flushes.

It was written by Hugh O'Brien, who is originally from the South Burnett.

The play follows a young couple in desperate need of counselling, who somehow end up receiving advice from a plumber and his reluctant client.

It stars Peter Ainslie, Jocelyn Richardson, Luke K Green and Abigail Anderson.

Director Tracy Clark said all plays were sourced locally in Queensland.

"It's very expensive to put on plays,” Mrs Clark said.

"So we try to source them locally. Hugh O'Brien used to work at 4SB.”

The performances will feature some debut performances, including from newcomers Luke K Green and Abigail Andersen.

Mrs Clark said the company wanted more people to get involved to put more plays on during the year.

"We are struggling to get people on stage,” she said.

"We want more people involved, even if they're not going to act, to get some fresh ideas.”

This is the first performance of the year for the company which is looking at putting on another production later in the year, with auditions starting July to August. The company will also be involved in the opening of the Blackbutt Hall in its new position, performing a short skit.

Opening night is tonight Friday, June 16, with doors open at 7pm.

Other performances will be held: Saturday, June 17, from 7pm; Friday, June 23, from 7pm; and Saturday, June 24, from 2pm.

Bookings are preferred as seating is limited. Tickets available at Nanango Visitor Information Centre, or phone 41899446. Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (concession - seniors and children).

For those interested in joining the company, meetings are held at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Theatre House, ayt the corner of Elk and George sts.

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