Z-Pac production opens tonight

MOVING lock, stock and five talented children from New Zealand to Hervey Bay would be enough for most couples during any year.

Another change of address from Urangan to Torquay brought its own challenges not long after the leap across the ditch.

Setting five kids aged 8 to 15 up in school should have kept Raewyn Tubb and hubby Gavin busy enough.

But 35-year-old Raewyn is not one for the easy life. She has thrown herself into the part of Sue Bartlett in the Z-Pac Theatre production of Eugene O’Neill’s Where the Cross is Made, which opens tonight.

“It’s another change but it’s all positive,” she says.

“It’s something to focus on apart from cooking and cleaning.”

Tonight she will stretch back her hair and slip into period costume for the one act drama that opens a double bill which also includes tense train story The Return.

“I think Sue’s a little repressed and frustrated. She’d much rather be living now than 100 years ago.”

Raewyn has enjoyed the Z-Pac experience so much that four of her children have been enrolled with the theatre’s youth section, to the chagrin of her youngest who must wait his turn.

Opening night will be marked by live music in the theatre court yard tonight from 6pm with curtain at 7.30pm.



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