Mitchells Roberton Love A Duck!
Roberton's sponsorship of Tryst has propelled the club to the Scottish Finals
of the Scottish Community Drama Association's one-act play festival.
Next month Tryst are one of nine teams performing their plays in the
Eden Court Theatre in Inverness where one team will be crowned Scottish
champions on May 24.
Tryst's play is the comedy Duck Variations by the
American writer David Mamet in which veteran lakeside sages George and
Emil pontificate more or less authoritatively on the duck's mating and
migratory habits, its worries, diseases, domestic arrangements, feeding
patterns...even its sexual difficulties.
As well as earning a place in the Scottish Final, the team's performance
at Kelso also landed them the Outlook Tower Trophy. Director Jim Allan
was awarded the John Duncan Quaich for production, and Alan Clark was
awarded nil points for karaoke.
The club was also presented with the Fraser Neil Trophy for winning the
Eastern Division full-length festival with their production of James Scotland's
Tryst's Chairman Frank Murray said: "We're very grateful to Donald
Reid and his firm for their generous sponsorship. It really has motivated
us to perform at the highest level."
Mitchells Roberton Marketing Manager Sarah Gurton said: "As a result
of this intriguing play I've learned a lot about the subject. A duck faces
many challenges - hunters, blight, tornadoes, airplanes, changes in the
weather, small vicious children. It's quite clear the duck's life is not
all hearts and flowers."
The Scottish Finals will take place May 22-24 at the Eden Court Theatre,
Inverness where Tryst will perform third on the Thursday night.