Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Storm Brewed in CQ; Local Talents Create Utter Masterpiece for Marcia

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

The Storm Brewed in CQ; Local Talents Create Utter Masterpiece for Marcia

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Byline: Shayla Bulloch Shayla.Bulloch@capnews.com.au

AS YOU find your patch of grass in the ironically windy outdoor amphitheatre waiting for Monsoon to begin, you can tell a storm is coming.

Set underneath the newly renovated and impressive Yeppoon Foreshore stage, Ross James' creative scene was set as young and old gathered to watch a humble production by local talents.

An array of dedicated actors and actresses huddled backstage, all practising their lines for the first official performance of the production.

Some nervous and some ready to impress the 100 people eagerly waiting on the other side of the screen.

But if you said Monsoon was only about Cyclone Marcia, you'd be wrong.

The creative intelligence behind the production was something never before produced on the Cap Coast.

Constantly twisting and pulling the audience in different directions, Rod Ainsworth's script told a dramatic story of more than just the weather.

Teamed with the directing talents of Travis Hock, the play was beautifully presented and credit to him for being able to tell such a dramatic story in a touching way.

Cyclone Marcia, played by Jill Stevens, is the glue holding the story together.

Her roaring presence blows in and out on stage, like the storm, reminding the audience it was her who created this mess.

As a strong and influencing presence, Jill and her glorious costume designed by Amanda Hock, create an alluring vibe among a dramatic performance.

But the story is not about her.

You walk into Monsoon expecting something and walk out experiencing the opposite.

A constant battle between two twins, a boy and a girl, the wind and the ocean, envelops the entire performance in a spectacle of drama.

Told from the legend of a book called Monsoon, the audience is led into a world of supposed myth. …

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