Falkirk’s Tryst Theatre triumphs

The One Act Play Festival was one of the strongest to date
The One Act Play Festival was one of the strongest to date

Tryst Theatre triumphed at the One Act Play festival this week.

The group’s ‘C’ team took top honours and the prize for best direction at the Scottish Community Drama Association’s competition in Grangemouth’s Bowhouse community centre with their production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Some Kind of Love Story’, which starred Rhona Law and Brian Paterson.

Adjudicator Jim Gibson described the piece, apparently based on Miller’s troubled relationship with Marylin Munroe, as “fascinating”.

They will now take the play to the Eastern Divisional Finals in Lochgelly at the end of March.

Tryst also took the second prize for their production of ‘One Night in the Ukraine’, as well as the stage design prize for their quirky black and white set.

Bowhouse Drama Club won the adjudicator’s award for the great depth he felt their production of PVT Wars had, while Sunny Stars Drama Group won the audience appreciation award for their comedy version of ‘Macbeth’.

The Young Portonian Theatre Company took top marks in the youth division and will progress to the Youth Eastern Divisional final on March 18.

Because two teams from the same club cannot progress to the next round, Bowhouse Drama Group, as third placed team, will also go through to the divisional finals.

Tryst C Director Alan Clark said: “This is a very difficult play to perform convincingly, as it is a melodrama, a love story and a detective story all rolled into one.

“Rhona and Brian rose to the challenge superbly and gave fantastic performances which were highly praised by the adjudicator. We’re delighted to be representing Falkirk District at the next round in Lochgelly.”