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The ITS Treasurer, Eileen Audas and I were very proud to go to the Ayuntamiento at Benahavís to present a cheque for €2,500 to DEBRA España, helping children with butterfly skin. It was the result of our charity performance "The Lark in the Park" held on 7 June in Parque Leonora by kind permission of the Benahavís council. Printing costs were sponsored by Inmobiliaria Real Estate Luz.

It was a great evening's entertainment starting with the hilarious comedy "The Last Bread Pudding" directed by Kate Jackson, a witty pastiche on the workings of an am-dram committee. All the clichés about choosing and putting on a play were there and the in-house jokes were quickly picked up by the audience.

After the picnic in the park we were treated to entertainment by the Singing Sanctuary choir, Maribel López Jodar sang her own compositions, Quincy Sax took his saxophone up and down the steps of the auditorium and Stella got everyone dancing to her great singing - it all finished too soon! Thanks to all our professional entertainers for donating their time.

DEBRA España will use our donation for their respite home in Marbella. If you would like to support this charity more, they desperately need more volunteers in their shops in Marbella and San Pedro during the summer months. If you can give up a few hours a week, please contact Minerva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 619 505 180. More information about the charity and the children they help can be found at www.debra.es - the website is in Spanish and English.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Further information about the following events will follow nearer the time but I wanted to be sure you had them in your diary in advance of the summer.
AUDITION NOTICE:
We will be holding an audition for our November production on Thursday 27th August at El Candil bar in San Pedro. The play will be ‘Waiting for Gateaux’ by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood.

The health club where you can have your cake and eat it! Mo-tivators is the worst health and fitness club in the country. Run by Maureen a ‘big-boned’ widow from a small hall in the middle of nowhere, it only attracts clientele who have nothing better to do.

Jackie comes to get away from her philandering husband and she’s started to bring her young sister Whitney along to keep her out of trouble. Donald comes because he secretly loves Maureen – he’s lost 12 stone so far – if he doesn’t ask her out soon there’ll be nothing left of him! Things seem to be on the up when Sophie, a researcher for a reality TV programme, comes to check out the club but when a snowstorm arrives it brings with it revelations which will change their lives forever in this comedy about friendship, frostbite and French fries.

40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE:
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the International Theatre Studio and we plan to celebrate with a dinner dance on Saturday Oct 3rd at 7.30 for 8.00pm at El Campanario. You will have more details once they are finalised.

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Cheque presentation to Debra

Peter Letters, representing Benahavis Town Hall, Carol Woolnoth, ITS President , Minerva Quijera, from Debra responsible for Communications and Fundraising and Eileen Audas, our treasurer and membership secretary.

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