Dr Joe (2015)

The play told the story of Dr Joseph Burstein who was born and trained in Vienna.

He was the town's GP for 40 years and the play told many stories of his life in the town.

As well as being a very dedicated doctor, he was a gifted musician and composer.

Scenes in the play included his choir, First aid lessons, surgery scenes and his final years in Burstein House.

'Dr Joe' was written and researched by three members of Katikati Theatre, Di Logan, Francis Young and Julie Thomas. It was directed by Cherie Baunton and Elisabeth Beamish.

The play was performed in Katikati Primary school hall as part of the October 2015 Katikati Mural Festival.

Anna (Jennie) and Ian (Barry Magowan)

Anna (Jennie) and Ian (Barry Magowan)

Julie Thomas as Hildegarde Burstein

Julie Thomas as Hildegarde Burstein

Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

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Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

Townspeople learning about first aid

Townspeople learning about first aid

Townspeople learning about first aid

Townspeople learning about first aid

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Singers at a choir rehearsal

Singers at a choir rehearsal

Singers at a choir rehearsal

Singers at a choir rehearsal

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Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

Dave Woodhouse as Dr Joe

Hildegarde (Julie Thomas) and Joe (Dave Woodhouse) argue

Hildegarde (Julie Thomas) and Joe (Dave Woodhouse) argue

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Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)

Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)

Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)

Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)

Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)

Dr Joe (Dave Woodhouse) visited by Dr Jeff Friis (Kerry Hull)