Waiheke Marketplace : July 18th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 21 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 18, 2012 EVENTS Where everyone is welcome! MEMBER'S DRAW THIS WEEK $500 (1 DRAW) Drawn every Friday between 6.30-8.30pm 29 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Restaurant 372 6655 Bar 372 5554 Office 372 9019 OPEN 7 days from 11am (Monday from 12pm) THIS FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC WITH LOCAL BAND The Plastic Paddies HOUSIE Thursday morning 10am start. Non-members welcome. RSA RESTAURANT See our Vine & Dine advertisement hours. Subsidised taxis to and from the clubrooms. Ph 0800 372 4111 or 0800 300 372 2925933EF Timeless themes covered with humour Rounded characters: Linda Savage and Lucy McCarthny play great-grandmother Doris and great- granddaughter Rosie in My Mother Never Said I Should at Artworks Theatre. REVIEW: MY MOTHER NEVER SAID I SHOULD at ARTWORKS THEATRE Waiheke Theatre Company's new play is in its final week at Artworks Theatre. George Gardner checks it out. Competing interests: Rosie, centre, played by Lucy McCarthny, doesn't know that Jackie, right, played by Hayley Hailstone is her real mother. Jackie gave Rosie to her own mother Margaret, played by Bridget Oakley-Stevens, to bring up, but never got over it. Kids play: All four characters play themselves as children. From left: Jackie, Rosie, Margaret and Doris. My Mother Never Said I Should is a play for anyone who likes good theatre and enjoys thoughtful script- writing that covers timeless themes like age, death, motherhood and family pres- sures -- all with a drop of humour. The Charlotte Keatley play is set Up North in England and spans the lives of four generations of women. It explores the layers of tension between mother and daugh- ter and the complexity of their relationships as they all grow older. The four actresses play their roles at different ages, as children, teenagers and adults. The story centres around Rosie, who is given up as a baby by her young mother Jackie to Jackie s own mother Margaret. Secrets are kept and Jack- ie s guilt at having to behave as Rosie s older sister instead of her birth-mother comes to the surface. The role of Jackie is well executed by Hayley Hailstone and 18-year-old Lucy McCarthny gives a delightfully natural perform- ance as Rosie. This young actress is one to watch out for in the future. Meanwhile, Margaret battles with the juggling of bringing up a small daughter, who is in fact her grand- daughter, needing to work and looking after her hus- band. The cracks start to show. Bridget Oakley- Stevens portrays Margaret s constant sense of worry well, as well as the sense of compe- tition she feels when Jackie turns up. Linda Savage takes on the challenging character of Doris, the family matriarch, and delivers a riveting per- formance with warmth, humour and passion. From playing a 5-year-old to being the protector of her daughter Margaret, grand- daughter Jackie and great- granddaughter Rosie, Linda, as Doris, gels the play together from start to finish. A brilliant performance from a fabulous character actress. From Doris childhood in 1905 to the air raids of World War II to the 1980s, My Mother Never Said I Should eclipses moments in time, from the sometimes emo- tional hardship of being a housewife to free love, the pill, and the shame of being an unmarried mother. An ever growing cherry tree provides the backdrop to the story. Hats off to director Lucinda Peterken who has approached the show with the enthusiasm such a demanding script needs, and to Nora West for the grand piano which I thought was real until she told me other- wise. The three final performances of My Mother Never Said I Should are at 7.30pm at Artworks Theatre on July 19, 20 and 21. Tickets are available from the i-Site in Oneroa or phone Lucinda Peterken on 372 2770. Cinema aims for digital age with spiritual offering Cinema screening: Sedona will be screened at the spiritual cinema fundraiser next Wednesday. Money raised will go towards helping the Artworks community cinema buy new digital equipment. The monthly spiritual cinema session is getting behind the drive to raise $100,000 for digital equipment for Waiheke Community Cinema at Artworks. The next session is at 6.30pm on July 25 and all proceeds will go to the cinema trust. The movies touch on the chance encounters, crossed paths and com- plex family histories that characterise serendipity. The true value of silence can be seen in Deaf Day. Watch as a young woman blossoms in Miyuki's Wind Bell. See a young man learn from his grandmother in Swing It. Then take an exciting, emotional jour- ney in the feature film, Sedona. A red balloon triggers a serendipitous chain of events in the Arizona town that attracts more than just tourists. Filled with eccentric charac- ters, fateful disasters and unexpected mir- acles, Sedona takes the viewer on an exciting, emotional journey. The movie features a stellar cast including Frances Fisher. The film reminds us that lessons from the past can create hope, healing and opportunity for the future. Spiritual cinema org- aniser Dee Austring says for more than 10 years, Waiheke s film experi- ence has been in the hands of a bunch of ded- icated locals who love film. The cinema has grown. It s our place, it gives all of us on Wai- heke a voice. Now though, it is running to keep up. The old tech- nology, the 35mm print of the past, is disappear- ing. It s time for the cin- ema to grow up some more and bite the very latest digital bullet. Entry to spiritual cin- ema is by koha and all donations are welcome. Visit WaihekeCinema. net/fundraiser or donate directly to the cinema's ASB account: 12-3114-0112872-00.
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