Tryst are involved in a popular
drama festival this weekend in Larbert's Dobbie Hall.
On Sunday evening the Falkirk District round of the
Scottish Community Drama Association’s one-act
play festival features plays from two local clubs.
Grangemouth’s Young Portonians and Tryst are
competing for a place in the next round which will be
held in Edinburgh in April.
First to perform are the Young Portonians with The
Audition by Don Zolidis. In this comedy a new drama
teacher is bringing a production of A Chorus Line to
the high school. Though the hopefuls range from shy
to outrageous, and from diva-like to determined, everyone
has a chance to step into the spotlight. It’s
described as a hilarious and heartbreaking look at the
madness of auditioning and the actors who brave the
process for that perfect part.
Tryst will close the festival with "The
Lockerbie Bomber" by Larbert writer Kenneth
N. Ross. It’s an emotional and soul-searching
drama about the Lockerbie disaster which claimed 270
lives when a jumbo jet crashed in the Scottish town
in 1988. The actors are Carol Clark, Jim Allan, Alan
Clark, Rhona McColl, Brian Paterson and Craig Murray.
The adjudicator is Falkirk’s Brian Marjoribanks
who will comment on the plays and award the trophies
at the close of the festival.
SCDA District Chairman Frank Murray said: “The
annual SCDA festival is always eagerly awaited by our
audiences because of the variety of the plays on offer
and the quality of the performances. This year offers
two contrasting plays which will make for a fascinating
The evening starts at 7.30pm on Sunday. Tickets £7
(concessions £4) are available at the door or
by telephoning 624449.
This Scotland-wide Festival is sponsored by the Scottish