By YASEMIN TALAT
THE Sunshine Community Theatre will launch its first season this year with the comedy play ‘Family Spirit’ hitting the stage in May.
One of the theatre’s long time performers Sharleen Griffey will make her debut as the director of the production, which was written by English playwright Pat Wollaston.
Ms Griffey grew up as part of the Sunshine Community Theatre family alongside her father who was the former president in the ’80s and a performer, and her brother who was also a performer.
“My dad used to do amateur theatre before I was born and when my mum passed away he decided he wanted to get back into it,” Ms Griffey said.
“And my brother and I thought it would be fun if we did something as a family,” she said.
“We did our first play together in 2005 and it was pretty fun doing it together.”
Ms Griffey said going to the theatre was a great family activity and hoped that families across Brimbank would embrace the theatre.
“It’s a great outing for families and everyone has an awesome night out,” Ms Griffey said.
Ms Griffey said anyone who liked to laugh would enjoy the story about a recently deceased man named Arthur who was haunting his old house.
The show, which opens on Friday 2 May, includes the talent of cast and crew from across Brimbank, Wyndham and Melton.
The SCT will also launch a youth theatre on Wednesday nights at 4.30pm for youngsters aged up to 18.
The show will run until 10 May at Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St, North Sunshine. For bookings and information call 0400 975 100.