Last night a few friends and I had the honour of attending the St Clair Women's Club to watch them stage "Between the Pages of our Childhood," a play written by myself and my good friend Sue.
Earlier this year the group approached me and asked if we would script another play for them since they'd enjoyed the one were wrote late year so much.
We were honoured ... and a little daunted; this years theme was Libraries and Archives! This year the Dunedin Library celebrated the centenary of the Children's library. This is what had inspired their theme and this is what we latched on to.
We brain stormed for a couple of months before we sat down and wrote the play. In "Between the Pages of our Childhood" the Library (an old woman) interacts with a series of characters from some of the best loved literature of our childhoods, such as Anne of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland and Tom Sawyer.
Thankfully they liked it!
They had heaps of fun performing the play and it was enjoyable (though surreal) experience watching them bring the it to life.