Wellsford Drama Club will stage a one-act play festival at the Wellsford Community Centre later this month.
Drama club spokesperson Carolynne Andrew says there will be six plays in all, ranging from comedy to family drama.
Two of the plays – Fair Shares, by Pam Ellender, and Shoot Out at the Diamond Lil Saloon, by Joanna Pearce, are written by Mahurangi locals.
Other plays will be performed by students from Wellsford School and Rodney College.
Carolynne says it will be the first performance for a number of the plays.
She says the plays are aimed at a family audience and there is nothing tacky or profane. Those participating are aged between 12 and 74.
The festival runs from June 18 to 20. There are performances at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights and a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Sunday.
Tickets are available from Woodys Winners or at the door. Eftpos will be available.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $2 for students.
As well as coming to the festival, Carolynne hopes interested members of the community will turn up to the drama club’s annual meeting at the community centre on Sunday, June 27 at 2.30pm.
There will be an open mic session where attendees can sing, read a poem or tell a funny story.
Attendees can also learn how they can get more involved with the drama club.
“One of my belief systems is that theatre gives people opportunities. We have opportunities for people who have never been on stage before and opportunities for plays that have never been performed before,” Carolynne says.