Bravo for a great 2009 program of live theatre

COFFS Harbour's Jetty Memorial Theatre 2009 Season Program is now available.

For the first time since it was introduced three years ago, the 2009 subscription program includes the six local community theatre group productions, a move which had been requested by local groups.

Subscribers can now also pay per show, delaying payment until about 15 days before the performance, so that the full cost is spread over the entire season year.

Theatre manager Sharna St Leon said 2009 would see stars and legends grace the Jetty stage alongside gifted youngsters.

“In the year ahead we will experience the universal themes of love, war, sex, tragedy, comedy, greed and hope, from Shakespeare and Dickens to new Australian works from award-winning writers,” she said

The 2009 program includes works on the Iraq Weapons for Wheat scandal (Deeply Offensive and Utterly Untrue), a piece of verbatim theatre covering Victoria's North East and Gippsland fires in 2003 (Embers), the Shakespeare classic Hamlet and a story that deals with survival after active service in Afghanistan (Brilliant Monkey).

There are also plenty of laughs, with the 2009 Melbourne Comedy Roadshow, The Needle and the Damage Done, plus Shirley Valentine.

For young people, there are works specifically for teenagers as well as shows for the whole family to enjoy such as 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes, Camelot, Letter's End and Oliver!

Interested people can become subscribers and save up to 15 per cent by selecting a minimum of four or more productions from the touring and community theatre sections.

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