• Anthony Wade Cooper and Bruce Stanley
  • Glenda Jones and Heather Jones
  • Jan Kennedy and Tony Kennedy
  • Liz Morris and Margaret O'Donnell
  • Mary Woodall and Portia Taggart
  • Rick Carthew and Leo Bradley
  • Rod Thompson and Maria Thompson
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Villanova Players

A sea of satin and tinkling tiaras filled the foyer on opening night of its latest production Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. The theatre group is temporarily homeless, alternating its 2016 season between Yeronga State High School in Annerley and Clearview Village in Seven Hills while its permanent digs are renovated.

Margaret O’Donnell, a member of Villanova Players for more than 50 years, says her children learned how to paint courtesy of the group.

“They used to paint the flats between plays, cleaning off the scribbled cues that the actors wrote on them,” she says.

Although moving around has its challenges, Margaret says it could be worse, recalling that their original home at St James in Coorparoo had dirt floors in the men’s dressing rooms. Villanova Players’ next show, Seven Little Australians, is May 27-June 19.

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Words: Angela Bensted. Pictures: Bridie Devereaux
Anthony Wade Cooper and Bruce Stanley Glenda Jones and Heather Jones Jan Kennedy and Tony Kennedy Liz Morris and Margaret O'Donnell Mary Woodall and Portia Taggart Rick Carthew and Leo Bradley Rod Thompson and Maria Thompson