Tryst's Latest Triumph
Hard on the heels of Tryst's success at the Scottish Finals with "Travels
With My Aunt", the play which took second place at the district
final - "The Hitch-Hiker" by Lucille Fletcher
- won first place at the East Kilbride Rep One Act Festival last weekend
and was awarded the John McNicol Cup.
The team also lifted the Betty McAuley Trophy for best staging, recognising
the hard work of the lighting, sound and stage crew.
Adjudicator Jim Gibson praised the team on a well thought out production,
noting the good use of tableaux by director Jim Allan. He also commented
upon the good, strong acting throughout, the excellent period sound effects,
the atmospheric use of light and shadow and the subtle suggestion of distance
created by the telegraph poles on the set.
As well as collecting two trophies, the production also led to a nomination
for the Best Actor award for young lead actor Brian Tripney. The adjudicator
commended Brian for his well modulated voice and for taking on such a
challenging role as Ronald Adams, a part originally written for Orson
Tryst president Frank Murray was delighted with the news: "The club
are on cloud nine, heading for seventh heaven! Congratulations to all
involved for a tremendous team effort."