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NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS
March 2016
Welcome to the new look Three River Theatre newsletter for members and supporters!

2016 is off to a ripping start.  We've just had our first play reading of the year, our AGM and also our first "hosting" of Launceston's Theatre Drinks - many thanks to everyone who's attended.

The AGM, held on the 16th of March, was a great chance to celebrate and review all the work undertaken by the company over the course of last year.  Be sure to read Stan's 2015 President's Report, and, for the first time, AGM minutes are online here.  Our Treasurer, Cathy Lawrence, reported on our financial situation, and we're healthy! - particularly after the profit-making run of Disclosed, which is no mean feat, given that it was a season of "new Tasmanian theatre".

A 'newish oldish' committee was elected and your committee for 2016 are:
Stan Gottschalk (President), Beth Geoghegan (Vice President), Cathy Lawrence (Treasurer), Stuart Loone (Secretary), Kellie Constable, Ian Dix, Cameron Hindrum, Rebecca Phillips and Pauline Robson.

Immediately following the AGM, members were treated to a reading of Frost on the Rose: a poignant portrait of Lady Jane Grey - the "Nine Days Queen", directed by Beth Geoghegan.  The audience was very appreciative of the heartfelt work and it has kicked off our program of rehearsed Coffee House Play Readings in terrific fashion.

A further two readings are scheduled for 2016: one on Wed 18 May and another on Wed 20 July.

In other news, plans are well and truly underway for this year's major production: Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, which will be directed by Stan Gottschalk, with assistance from Stuart Loone.  We last produced this show in 1986 - 30 years ago (nearly to the month!).  You can see some of the vintage pictures on our website.   More details of our 2016 plans are below.

See you at the theatre soon!
Save the date for Twelve Angry Men!

One of the great plays of the American canon, Twelve Angry Men will be produced by Three River at the Earl Arts Centre this year.

Performance dates are:
Wed 14 - Fri 16 Sep at 8pm
Sat 17 Sep at 2pm & 8pm
Sun 18 Sep at 4pm.

Details of ticket sales and full cast will be announced very soon...

But for now - mark these dates in your diary!  Featuring a cast of some of Launnie's finest male actors, you will not want to miss this.

The Launceston Players invites you and your friends to
Dad’s Army Production Launch and
TRIVIA NIGHT


Invermay Bowls Club
Saturday, 9 April at 7pm.

Tables of 8 @ $10 per person. Dress: patriotic red, white and blue

BYO nibbles and snacks.

RSVP jeff.hockley@bigpond.com 
or sms 0408 500 341.


Prizes galore, entertainment, and trivia questions based on the Dad’s Army TV series, and the 1940s.
 
We're on a hunt...
... for memorabilia and programs.

As Three River moves into its 62nd year, we're keen to get our hands on any photos, ephemera, notes or stories you might have of the company.

Have a look at our website's section on past productions, and if you can fill in any gaps, please do let us know.

Our history is important, so please drop us a line if you have a special something-or-other sitting on your mantelpiece or in a file or box somewhere.
Forthcoming theatre and things to get your teeth stuck into...
They Saw a Thylacine, a powerful drama from Human Animal Exchange, Performing Lines, Malthouse Theatre and presented by Theatre North.
Earl Arts Centre | Mon 04 April, 7:30pm.
Tickets and more info here.

New Writing for Tasmanian Theatre : reading of a new script by Mudlark Theatre and Theatre North.
Earl Arts Centre | Thu 14 April, 7:30pm
Tickets and more info here.

Theatre Drinks hosted by the Launceston Players.
A great opportunity to catch up with the local theatre crew.
Princess Theatre Foyer | Fri 15 April, 6pm
Join the facebook group for regular updates.

A Chorus Line, produced by G-String Productions
Princess Theatre | Fri 15 - Fri 22 April
Tickets and more info here.

Dad's Army, produced by the Launceston Players
Earl Arts Centre | Fri 29 April - Sat 7 May
Tickets and more info here.
 
And "save the date" for the amazing Deloraine Festival of One-Act Plays.
A true Tasmanian theatre institution and a whole of fun, theatre and camaraderie.
Fri 14 & Sat 15 October.
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PO Box 1377
Launceston, Tas 7250
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