Greetings from Three River Theatre! We are encouraged by the easing of COVID-19 restrictions but we are aware that it will still take some time for theatres to return to 'business as usual' (whatever that will look like!). Recently, the Committee of Three River Theatre made the difficult decision to postpone our major production of Gloria until early next year and we will update you when we have more details. Our proposed production of the classic American play Of Mice and Men will also proceed in November 2021.
We are planning to hold a playreading in November at the Earl Arts Centre--we will be announcing the date for this soon, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, with thanks to Stan Gottschalk, our newsletters will feature memories from the Three River Theatre archive, starting today with the production of Sleuth in 1989.
Thank you for your continuing support at this difficult time--we are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with rehearsals, productions, meetings and all the joys and challenges of community theatre. Stay well and we'll keep in touch!
Three River Theatre
Three River Theatre will be suspending its 2020 programme - during these challenging times. This means that we will not be proceeding with our AGM, and will be postponing playreadings until further notice. Our scheduled production of Gloria in June will also be postponed.
This has been a very difficult decision to make but in light of community concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 it seems that we should play our part in limiting social contact or occasions of large crowd gatherings for the time being.
We would like to thank the production team of Gloria for their work on the production thus far, and IO Performance for their generosity and flexibility in agreeing to work with us again. We look forward to reigniting that association on the other side of this hiatus.
It is a privilege being part of the Three River Theatre family and we hope that we will continue to enjoy your support during this difficult time--which, of course is especially difficult for the performing arts sector. Please email President Cameron Hindrum if you have any queries regarding our decision.
In the meantime, in whatever small way you can manage, please continue to support, promote and participate in your local arts scene.
Very Best Wishes,
the Three River Committee.
Link to buy Tickets for Shakespeare At Claredon - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=602154&
Three River Theatre is holding the launch of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Wednesday 30th. October 6.30-8.30pm at Cinco Passiones on Brisbane Street.
This will be an opportunity to meet the cast and crew, and, on the night, the audience is guaranteed a sneak preview of this incredibly moving play.
The cast is keen to celebrate the opening of this blockbuster show, so come along and enjoy the fun!
In addition, there will be prizes and surprises; as well as yummy nibbles, and of course, the bar will be open!
See you all at Cinco's on the 30th!
Some very happy snaps of our cast and crew for the forthcoming new work - 101 - by Cameron Hindrum - co-produced with Hobart theatre company, Blue Cow.
Playwright - Cameron Hindrum, Composer/Audio Designer - Travis Hennessy, Assistant Director - Grace Roberts, Director - Robert Jarman, Lighting Designer - Chris Jackson. Not pictured: Set Designer - Jill Monro, Costume Designer - William Dowd.
Our fabulous ensemble - Fiontan Cassidy, Tia Landeg, Jane Taylor, Eliot McCann, John Saunders, Kerri Gay.
If you haven't got around it yet, more details can be found here.
We are thrilled to report that Three River Theatre received eight awards at the 2019 Tasmanian Theatre Awards. All wins are in the Community Theatre category.
Congratulations to Stephanie Francis and Travis Hennessy, best actors in supporting roles for Killer Joe; the cast of Our Town, best ensemble; Terry Ryan, best set design for Our Town; Leigh Oswin, best director Our Town; Jimmy Harrison and Kerri Gay, best actors in leading roles for Killer Joe and Our Town respectively; and Killer Joe, best Community Theatre Production.
Congratulations to all nominees - as always there were some truly deserving people who missed out this year. We thank everyone who has supported our work over the last 12 months - it absolutely takes a village to make community theatre successful and we have one of the best tribes. Go safely and make great art everyone.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad passing of our dear friend, and life member, Rebecca Phillips.
Bek's kind words of wisdom and extensive theatrical experience will be forever remembered and cherished, together with her beautiful soul and contagious smile.
Bek was one of our true stalwarts, contributing extensively, and meaningfully, to every facet of our company.
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to Bek's family and friends.
Bek was Three River's "Local Hero" at the 2016 Tasmanian Theatre Awards, and we post her celebratory tribute here.
Three River Theatre are thrilled to support St Giles and initiatives by such grand humans as Gerard Lane who make theatre accessible to people of all abilities. We are honoured and proud to have received some this thanks today. Huge thanks to Pauline Robson for representing Three River Theatre at the presentation ceremony this afternoon!
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