THE recent performance of ‘VD’ at the Arts Centre was a hit with the 50 or so local residents who attended.
A 60-minute monologue, packed with laughs, VD (for Valentine’s Day) centres on the life of 35-year-old Sophie and her romantic triumphs and catastrophes.
The show, ironically penned by a male Pete Malicki with fantastic insight into the female psyche, has won a number of awards.
With more than 10,000 words to memorise and deliver flawlessly, star of the show Eliza St John does so without missing a beat.
The show was a definite winner for the Cootamundra audience and a coup for the Arts Centre with VD now being performed on both national and international stages.
It was a small crew including Pete, Eliza and producer Lisa who made their way to Cootamundra from Sydney for the performance the weekend before last.
All enjoyed their time here with Eliza, who was raised in Mudgee, particularly fond of returning to her country roots if only for a day.
“A massive thank you to the Cootamundra Arts Centre gang for a truly glorious first stop on VD’s Tour,” the trio said.
“Your magical Tin Shed Theatre is one we will never forget and cannot wait to come back and tread those boards again,” they added.
While in Cootamundra the trio were hosted by Leigh and Isabel Scott and already Pete, Eliza and Lisa have expressed an interest in returning to Cootamundra.
If their performance of VD is any indication of what these guys can do, Cootamundra audiences are sure to embrace them with the same enthusiasm as they did on their first visit.