Review: Visiting Mr Green

by Jeff Baron Directed by Brett Turner Performance - Thursday 30 April 2015 (Second week) Mr Green didn’t have very much in his fridge but Williamstown Little Theatre certainly amassed a wonderful array of gourmet ingredients to make a delectable night of theatre in Visiting Mr Green with director Brett Turner as master chef baking to perfection the recipe provided by Jeff Baron’s engaging script. It has to be admitted that the recipe itself is a little like one of grandma’s, a bit old-fashioned but lovingly and competently cooked. Jeff Baron wrote Visiting Mr Green in the mid-1990s setting it in contemporary times. The play however feels as though it is set some decades further back in ti

Time Stands Still

by Donald Margulies Directed by Ellis Ebell Thursday 2 July to Saturday 18 July Time never stands still at WLT. Mr Green hadn’t even left the building before we’d auditioned, cast and had the first read-through of our next show, Time Stands Still. Time Stands Still revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from Iraq after being injured in a roadside bombing, and her reporter boyfriend, James. When they are visited by Richard, a photo editor, and his much younger girlfriend, Mandy, Sarah and James begin to re-evaluate their relationship and their way of life. Ellis has assembled a wonderful cast for this powerful, and at times moving, play. Front Row: Stephanie Gonelli & R

Amy Grove-Rogers

Amy Grove-Rogers (Joseland) Williamstown Little Theatre life member and my dear friend Amy Georgina Livina Brundrett Grove-Rogers Joseland (I would always address her birthday cards with all her names) - died on Thursday 19 November at 2.30am surrounded by her family. She was ninety three and a half. She had been in reasonable health (and remained basically as bright as a tack) until her last week when she died of respiratory phenomena. Whilst Amy had associations with both Debney Players and Powderkeg Players, her ‘main group’ however was Willie. Amy joined the theatre in 1977 and at the 1978/79 AGM (mid year in those days) was elected Secretary and Publicity Officer. She held these posit

Ivor Porter, a remembrance

I have just re-read the obituary I wrote for Dot Porter, who died back in June, 2010 and now I find it’s my sad duty to write something for her dearly loved husband, Ivor. Ivor had already been part of the theatre since its inception when I met him in 1949. I think he and Dot were already engaged to be married and he was always there – either onstage as an actor or working behind the scenes, backstage or on committee – eventually becoming an extremely valuable treasurer for many, many years. In 1951 Dot and Ivor were married, four weeks after a production of “This Happy Breed” in which they had played the roles of the sweethearts, Billy and Queenie. From that day they were a team. They h

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