The Last Stand kicked off with a matinee performance yesterday.
This year the Wellington Amateur Theatrical Society (WATS) had a host of first time performers from the high school who were keen to try the yelling and dance scenes.
They performed alongside long-time enthusiasts,
including Noel Phoebe and Pat Bell.
The trickiest role to fill was that of the villain Monte Fiores and Mike Williams was keen to take it up.
He finds going up on stage terrifying, but says that it helps to go over the lines again and again.
“Especially as I get older, it helps,” he said.
“I find it engaging and challenging to find something within yourself for the character and it’s nice to make people laugh,” he said.
“There’s a lot of appeal in The Last Stand.
“It’s local; it’s written by a local teacher and it’s about this area.”