Territory Stories

Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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6 Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012. Minimum total cost over a 24 month contract on the Business Voice plan is $958.80. Make a better impression. Put on your business voice. Hate to miss a call? Well fi x that with mobile redirection and voicemail to email . i iNet s Business Voice phone packages also offer all your local and standard national calls, conferencing, automated reception and more from just $39.95 a month. And the handset is included at no additional cost. And all backed by iiNet s award winning customer service. So if you plan to grow, put on your business voice. Call 1300 858 234 or visit iinet.net.au/business Local + Standard National Calls Included Business Voice Per month on a 24 month contract $39.95 From Call Forwarding to mobiles Voicemails as emails Call Conferencing facilities Family power at play Actor Tom Pauling stars in Marbles, a play that explores the complex phenomenon of dementia and how it affects family relationships. I like digging beneath family civility A FUNNY and moving play about family relationships and dealing with adversity is preparing to begin a threeweek season in Darwin. From local playwright Kate Wyvill and starring former NT Administrator Tom Pauling comes Marbles, which opens at Browns Mart Theatre on November 15. Marbles tells the story of three sisters in their 50s whose once hardcore patriarch father Stanley (Pauling) has lost his authority due to the onset of dementia. As the daughters struggle to carry out a promise they made to their mentally ill father, their relationships unravel into rivalries and accusations. Wyvill said the play was loosely autobiographical, inspired by her own father who passed away with Alzheimers two years ago. My father was a Cambridge scholar who embraced life, she said. To see his brain slowly deteriorate was extremely painful. I firmly believe even when he could no longer talk or move , he was still there, trapped beneath his dying brain, which is why I wrote this play. Wyvill has made the sisters and their unsuccessful handling of their new father and relationships with each other the focus of the play. I like digging beneath family civility, looking for the insights and black humour which surface when life puts ordinary people under extreme pressure, she said. Marbles is performed by 11 local professional artists, including Mary Anne Butler, Gail Evans and Nicky Fearn as the daughters.