AIRAR accepts artistic donation

June 14, 2021 BY

Lina Libroaperto (left) from the Anglesea Performing Arts group presents the donation to AIRAR convenor Mary Bremner and treasurer Keith Bremner. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Anglesea Performing Arts Group has shown its support for Aireys Inlet Rural Australians for Refugees (AIRAR) with a generous donation.

The independent theatre company donated $650, which represented the entire proceeds of the opening night of its recent production Shadows of Angels.

Award-winning Iris Walsh-Howling directed a four-person cast in the play set which is set in the slums of 1920s Collingwood, telling the gritty stories of four women beset by hardship, tragedy and crime.

Written by Fleur Murphy with an original music score by Kirstin Honey, the season comprised eight performances, run over the first weeks of April.

Lina Libroaperto, one of the stars of the show, said the plays were always well supported by the community, so “it is important to give something back”.

“AIRAR’s work is very close to our heart, so we were keen to support them with this donation,” she said.

The Anglesea Performing Arts Group has been staging community theatre productions for more than 30 years.

AIRAR convenor Mary Bremner said her organisation was always very appreciative of the assistance provided to them by local groups and were especially grateful to the Anglesea Performing Arts Group.

“We will use it to support refugees in Geelong, who continue to face challenging times,” Ms Bremner said.