Homegrown theatre Circuit

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Mel Principe as Valerie in 'Valerie Gets Hitched' for Ocean Edge Performance Writer's The Circuit.
Camera IconMel Principe as Valerie in 'Valerie Gets Hitched' for Ocean Edge Performance Writer's The Circuit.

Ocean Edge Performance Writers will perform four plays at LiveLighter Busselton Fringe during the one unique show dubbed The Circuit which will see audiences move between several sets at the Busselton Art Geo Complex.

The self-funded production is on today, tomorrow and on Sunday from 5.30pm and is supported by Western Australian Alternative Energy. The group is passionate about creating local stories relevant to a South West community.

The homegrown plays include Busselton Jetty 1969, written by James Forte of Perth and performed by Fran Gronow from Margaret River; Kindness of Strangers, written by Andrew Turk and performed by Terry Thompson from Busselton and recent WAAPA graduate Samai King; Valerie Gets Hitched, written by Therese Edmonds and performed by Mel Principe; and The Smallest Unit of Grief, written by Donyale MacKrill from Busselton and performed by Sarah Barclay also from Busselton.

Writer, director and producer Mackrill said her play concerned a grieving woman talking to an endangered possum.

“We all have reasons to grieve and for someone living in the region, you may have experienced saving a possum,” she said.

Raffle tickets will be sold, with proceeds going to Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid and prizes donated by Margaret River Berry Farm.

“I’m excited and nervous, so much effort has gone into this,” Mackrill said.

“We want to attract more people to get involved with Ocean Edge Performance Writers as everyone has a story to tell.” Each circuit has a maximum audience of 12 people.

Get exclusive tickets for the show by visiting Busseltonfringe. com.au.

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