Successful Run of Later Life

Successful Run of Later LifeWhat would you do if you were given a second chance? A real chance to recapture something wonderful that you'd let slip away long ago?
Would you be brave enough to take it? Would you be willing to risk everything for a chance at the happiness you once might have had? These are some of the questions facing Austin, the stoic middle-aged Boston banker at the centre of Forfar Dramatic Society’s latest production, A.R. Gurney's Later Life.   This warm-hearted comedy drama went down a treat with audiences in the Strathmore Cricket Club.

We first meet Austin (Graham Hewitson) on the terrace of an apartment overlooking Boston Harbour. He's taking a break from a crowded dinner party when he's unexpectedly re-introduced to Ruth (Linda McLaren), a charming woman with whom he had a brief romantic encounter many years earlier. Austin soon discovers that Ruth, a multiple divorcee, not only clearly remembers her long-ago attraction to him, but she may also now be trying to get out of her current bad marriage. 

What to do? Fear of change is nothing new to Austin. Throughout his life he's been plagued by the anxiety that "a terrible thing" would one day happen to him. His first instinct in most situations is to pull back and protect himself from anything that might bring on this undefined calamity. But this sudden encounter with this woman from his past is something new. Ruth, he discovers, is sensitive, lovely, and readily able to pierce his protective shell. Soon, the spark that flared between them so long ago seems to re-ignite. But is Austin capable of change?

This romantic tale of lost opportunities and hope for new beginnings unfolds while a delightfully eclectic mix of party guests (played by a mix of experienced members and Society debutants) buzz around the couple, encouraging their hopes and reminding them of all that life can offer if only you're willing to seize it.

This was another extremely successful production from the Society.What would you do if you were given a second chance? A real chance to recapture something wonderful that you'd let slip away long ago?
Would you be brave enough to take it? Would you be willing to risk everything for a chance at the happiness you once might have had? These are some of the questions facing Austin, the stoic middle-aged Boston banker at the centre of Forfar Dramatic Society’s latest production, A.R. Gurney's Later Life.   This warm-hearted comedy drama went down a treat with audiences in the Strathmore Cricket Club.

We first meet Austin (Graham Hewitson) on the terrace of an apartment overlooking Boston Harbour. He's taking a break from a crowded dinner party when he's unexpectedly re-introduced to Ruth (Linda McLaren), a charming woman with whom he had a brief romantic encounter many years earlier. Austin soon discovers that Ruth, a multiple divorcee, not only clearly remembers her long-ago attraction to him, but she may also now be trying to get out of her current bad marriage. 

What to do? Fear of change is nothing new to Austin. Throughout his life he's been plagued by the anxiety that "a terrible thing" would one day happen to him. His first instinct in most situations is to pull back and protect himself from anything that might bring on this undefined calamity. But this sudden encounter with this woman from his past is something new. Ruth, he discovers, is sensitive, lovely, and readily able to pierce his protective shell. Soon, the spark that flared between them so long ago seems to re-ignite. But is Austin capable of change?

This romantic tale of lost opportunities and hope for new beginnings unfolds while a delightfully eclectic mix of party guests (played by a mix of experienced members and Society debutants) buzz around the couple, encouraging their hopes and reminding them of all that life can offer if only you're willing to seize it.

This was another extremely successful production from the Society.

New Session

The Society resumed on Tuesday 18th August at 8.00pm after a well earned Summer break, and a very nice cheese and wine night was enjoyed by a very healthy turnout from the members. Next Tuesday, 25th, we will be casting Later Life (our November production). Hopefully, all the new members we had last night will return. Please email info@forfardramatic.com if you would like some more information regarding the next production, and if you are considering joining us, please feel free to come along.

Society AGM

Society president, Drew Barnett, presided over the recent Annual General Meeting of the Society.  The main item was the announcement that the Society has been awarded funding to the tune of almost £35,000 towards the on going conversion of the Society clubroom into a Studio Theatre.  Work is now set to continue over the forthcoming months.  Further funding will be required to complete the project, however, this award will allow much of the infrastructure to be completed.
Office bearers were elected as follows: President, Drew Barnett; vice-President, Martin MacKay; Secretary, Linda McLaren; Treasurer, Douglas Watt.

The BFG - This Week!!!

Everything is now in place for our production of The BFG - The Big Friendly Giant adapted, by David Wood from the story by Roald Dahl.  Following a day of intensive work, the Reid Hall has now been now transformed and is all set for what promises to b e a memorable show.   To buy tickets, simply click on the Ticket Source link in the panel on the right hand side of the page and follow the on screen instructions.  Alternatively, visit the Box Office in the Toy Castle, 86 Castle Street (closed Thursday's).  Prices are Adults £10; Concessions £8; Family (2 Adults and 2 Concessions) £30 with each additional child only £5.The BFG - This Week!!!Everything is now in place for our production of The BFG - The Big Friendly Giant adapted, by David Wood from the story by Roald Dahl.  Following a day of intensive work, the Reid Hall has now been now transformed and is all set for what promises to b e a memorable show.   To buy tickets, simply click on the Ticket Source link in the panel on the right hand side of the page and follow the on screen instructions.  Alternatively, visit the Box Office in the Toy Castle, 86 Castle Street (closed Thursday's).  Prices are Adults £10; Concessions £8; Family (2 Adults and 2 Concessions) £30 with each additional child only £5.

Quiz Night

The Society held a very successful Quiz Night in the Cricket Club on Friday 21st March.  There were 17 teams competing and a very healthy £400 was raised on the night.A huge thanks go to quizmaster David Robinson, his wife Brenda for overseeing the scoring and not forgetting Helen Atkinson for the delicious stovies (and her husband who peeled all the tatties!!!)







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