Contemporary street theatre in action or whacko characters let loose in the main drag. Call it what you like; the people loved it.
The location was Dorrigo’s shopping centre and the players were members of Dorrigo Drama Club.
It was their second appearance on the street – “by request” the posters said – and the audience had, at least, doubled.
There were market stalls on the sidewalk and many visitors from the New England – Armidale, Tamworth and beyond. Others owned up to being Sydneysiders dodging the crowds.
Considering Dorrigo has been isolated from the coast for days, by a dozen a landslides, that’s a great effort.
What was it all about? Like all good street theatre much of it was in the eyes of the beholders.
Officially: the Easter Bunny had contracted a mutant strain of Covid-19 (serious but not as terminal as Myxomatosis or 1080) and characters from Loony Tunes were there to deliver the vaccine.
Darth Vadar appeared from nowhere refusing to take a Covid Test because he couldn’t get his helmet off.
After that it was up to the imagination of the crowd, which lined both sides of the main street, cheering and clapping.
As always: pictures tell the real story. Check them out for yourself.
By Vivian Hoskins