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Busy season ahead for White Rock Players Club

Live-theatre fans may want to take in a few of the White Rock Players Club
Live-theatre fans may want to take in a few of the White Rock Players Club's upcoming shows, planned through June at the Coast Capital Playhouse.
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Now is the time for theatre fans to indulge their passion by buying tickets for a busy lineup of shows in the current White Rock Players Club season at Coast Capital Playhouse.

First up is Norm Foster’s Drinking Alone, directed by Susanne de Pencier, Feb. 8-25.

Relying on the old standby of playwriting – the family reunion – Foster’s situation comedy centres on the uneasy meeting of two adult children with their long-estranged father, with new wife in tow. The daughter, an apparently successful TV news reader, is teetering on the edge of alcoholism.

The son, Joe (Terry Thomas) – in a vain attempt to convince his father he’s not a loser – hires Renee (Vanessa Klein), a woman from an escort service, to masquerade as his fiancée.

From April 11-28 the club will present its Theatre B.C. entry, the medieval drama The Lion In Winter, by James Goldman. The 1966 play imagines a Christmas in the year 1183 at Henry II of England’s French chateau, and the psychological battles between the king, his wife Eleanor and their sons Richard, Geoffrey and John.

From April 29 to May 5, the club hosts the Theatre B.C. zone festival, in which its entry will be judged alongside productions from other community theatre groups.

From June 13-30, the scheduled show will be Ken Ludwig’s farce Lend Me A Tenor.

Set in Cleveland in 1934, the show depicts the mayhem when famed tenor Tito Merelli receives an accidental double-dose of tranquilizers, and Saunders, the opera company manager, has to find a substitute.

For tickets, visit www.whiterockplayers.ca or call 604-536-7535.

 

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