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KAT CHAT
Khandallah Arts Theatre Newsletter
June 2014
President: Lynn Coory – 479 1598 – [email protected]
Membership Secretary: Barry Meyers – 479 2275 – [email protected]
Welcome
to the June edition of KAT Chat:
 The Importance of Being Earnest
 KAT Open Day – information on page 2
 If you haven’t done so, please pay your subscription.
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde, directed by Jane Yonge
17-20 and 24-26 July
A strong cast has been found. They are: Algernon - Benjamin Richards, Jack - Lee Dowsett, Lane &
Merriman - Colin Coke, Lady Bracknell - Marjorie McKee, Gwendolen - Jessica Doube, Cecily Stevie Hancox-Monk, Miss Prism - Cathy Howell, Chasuble - Charles Beresford.
Jane has been joined by an assistant director, Kimble Henderson, who is a first year directing
student at Toi Whakaari.
Designers Penny and Michael have devised a very elegant and deceptively simple set, (deceptive
because though there’s not as much construction as our sets sometimes require, but has involved
an enormous amount of painting). They along with Ross, Barry, Jann and Chris have been working
long hours on creating it and bringing the design to life. A most exciting development is the recent
acquisition of a full cyclorama, which will be used for the first time in this production.
Novena and Jill have got the wardrobe under control; Lynn and newcomer Elizabeth Beresford are
scurrying around sourcing lots of stylish properties; and the publicity team, led by Michelle, are in
full swing developing the publicity angles and concepts.
Advance sales to organisations wanting to use the play as a fundraiser have resulted in two sold
houses and one large block booking, so if you want to bring a party of friends to this very funny
comedy of manners start planning now. You can book by phoning Marj Lawson on 972 6180 or email
[email protected]
KAT OUTREACH
Ross Foubister has been helping out with lighting for Cashmere Avenue School with their latest
school production About Time.
PO Box 22-031, Khandallah, Wellington 6441
www.kat-theatre.org.nz
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KAT OPEN DAY
Saturday 5 July 12pm – 3pm
This is the opportunity of the year. Come and see what happens at KAT. Take a look at the recent
acquisitions (cyclorama, demountable forestage and lighting control panel) and introduce your
friends and neighbours to this great play-making club in their neighbourhood. Various club
members will be on hand to show and explain all the aspects of play-making and there’ll be free
sizzling sausages, cups of tea and activities for the children. There will be an opportunity to go in
the free draw to win tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest.
A theatre in action: staging, lighting, sound, costumes - ladders, lighting desk, sound equipment,
wardrobe preparations. This open day is a first for KAT in its 55th year.
Our history will be display. We would like to borrow directors’ albums for the day. Please contact
Margaret Robertson by email on [email protected] regarding delivery.
If you want to help with this special afternoon, please contact Penny Harrison 479 9302.
All KAT members are urged to come, bring a friend and make our visitors welcome.
COMING UP AT KAT
5 July 12 pm – 3 pm
KAT open day
17-20, 24-26July
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Jane Yonge
September
Thespian Intelligence Challenge
9-12, 16/18 October
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, directed by Kathi George
November
Club night – play reading
WHAT’S HAPPENING ELSEWHERE
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The Addams Family – The New Musical directed by Ewen Coleman – Wellington Repertory – 24 June
– 5 July at the Gryphon Theatre
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe – 17-19, 24-26 July
Please pay your subscription and don’t forget about the Open Day on 5 July
Jenny
PO Box 22-031, Khandallah, Wellington 6441
www.kat-theatre.org.nz
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