19 January 2021

Narooma Youth Theatre stages performance at Quota Park exploring regeneration and renewal

| Sharon Kelley
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Members of Narooma Youth Theatre standing in bushland.

Members of Narooma Youth Theatre, who will appear in a performance of Regeneration on 24 January. Photo: Supplied.

Narooma Youth Theatre will hold a performance which explores the theme of renewal on Sunday, 24 January, at Quota Park in Narooma.

Residents and visitors are invited to the immersive performance of Regeneration with actors from the youth theatre presenting their visions for the future and their advice for the present. Director Amy Spurgeon said it will be a show where dreams become reality.

“These young players will share five fantastical stories,” she said.

“Whether it’s imagined future humans dwelling underwater, a Broadway hopeful whose dreams of New York are dashed by the virus, or the poetic Monster of Bad Things as written and performed by our youngest stars, these actors are sure to delight.”

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Ms Spurgeon graduated with a degree in theatre from the University of Melbourne, but admits to being a lifelong playwright who “grew up putting on plays”.

“I’ve been working with the youth theatre for six years now – the kids are well-seasoned actors,” she said.

Narooma Chamber of Commerce president Dr Jenny Munro said the show will help reconnect residents and tourists with the town’s public places.

“We’re excited to be a part of this and look to local businesses to embrace the theme,” she said. “We’ve seen a series of setbacks in the past year so we’re all looking forward to these special performances, and with Amy in the director’s chair we won’t be disappointed.”

The production of Regeneration is a collaboration between Narooma Youth Theatre Company, Narooma Chamber of Commerce and Eurobodalla Shire Council. It is funded by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s ‘The Festival of Place – Summer Fund’.

Regeneration will be a COVID-19-safe event. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential via TryBooking.

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