The newly-formed Mangawhai Players theatre group will perform Under Milk Wood in the Mangawhai Library Hall on November 29 and 30, and December 1.
Under Milk Wood, by poet Dylan Thomas, follows a day in the lives of residents of Llareggub, a small Welsh village by the sea.
The production has a cast of 12 adults and eight children, who play 60 eccentric characters with interweaving narratives. Director Susan Dugdale says the cast includes both experienced and new players.
“As the Reverend Eli Jenkins says, ‘we are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood’. You could say pretty much the same of any small town, anywhere – even Mangawhai.”
Susan says the play is an unforgettable journey.
“It’s sad and sensual, bawdy and beautiful,” she says.
Susan says the production has been fortunate to have the support of Hayden and Emma Prujean.
Hayden is managing the lighting while Emma, an accomplished singer-songwriter, will provide and play original music.
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