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Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Tryst Theatre 'C' are through to the Eastern Divisional Final of the 2011 SCDA One-Act Play Festival.

Their one-act version of Yasmina Reza's hit comedy Art left the Grangemouth audience speechless and secured the East Stirlingshire District Trophy for the club.

The honours continued as Tryst's other entry, Truth Beauty and Contact Lenses by Harry Glass, took no less than three trophies.

Along with the Porteous Salver for second place, the production waltzed off with the Rose Bowl Award for stage presentation and rookie director Brian X. Paterson claimed the John Barker Quaich for production (which was promptly filled with a fine GlenDronach).

Tryst Chairman Frank Murray was quick to congratulate the teams, "It's a huge achievement for the club to take both first and second place in the festival.

"I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome Brian Paterson's long overdue directorial debut with the club - we hope he improves for next time!

"New member Daniela Shankland made her first festival appearance in Truth, Beauty and Contact Lenses so welcome to her and congratulations to everyone involved in both productions."

Unfortunately only one team per club is allowed through to the next round, so a team from Linlithgow Players will join Tryst 'C' in the Divisional Final.

Art director Alan Clark says, "The comedy is less about art; more about friendship tested to its absolute limit. That and cashew nuts."

The Eastern Divisional Final takes place at the Howden Park Centre, Livingston on the 17th-19th March.

 - Tryst Theatre is a registered Scottish charity, No SC003303