REPORTING · 22nd June 2011
On Saturday, June 11th, Pam Volrath and Tina Watchorn got up to present: On Cue for 30 years to a small crowd gathered at the Kitimat Public Library.
“On cue players started in 1980. At the time, [we] were involved in the Kitimat Arts Council and we thought at the time that it is such a shame that Kitimat did not have a community theatre group with the new theatre,” said Volrath.
They received some seed money from the Kitimat Players, a group of children’s performers which folded prior. On Cue’s first performance was Snow White and it has grown from there.
They started small but grew more performances and with Cabaret Night at the Chalet and Club Dax. The theatre group increased in numbers. With the addition of Watchorn to the regulars, English Pantomime become regular performance, starting with Cinderella where a real horse and carriage were brought on stage.
Watchorn also delivered the presentation on how to direct, where she went through what has to be done to put a play together for performance at the Theatre. Among her prostration, she said she was always looking for male actors to take on roles in performances.