The Second Stage Players are having a great time rehearsing Old Wine in New Bottles.
The Evergreen Club’s drama group is looking forward to sharing that enjoyment with Comox Valley audiences.
Written by Betty Annand, a local author and playwright, Old Wine in New Bottles is the story of four bag ladies (played by Rose Jacobson, Ruth Hay, Judy Shorter and Bernice Blonarwitz) that pool their meagre savings in order to doll one of them up to catch a rich guy.
What happens next is a fantastic frolic of fun and silliness which will keep audiences laughing long after seeing the show.
“I am amazed at the enthusiasm and energy they generate when they are asked to perform,” says director, Bill Walton. “Most have a real natural acting ability, too.”
To add to the entertainment, Annand has included a romantic town drunk and French chef (both played by Ken MacLeod) and some new words to old songs. Choreography is provided by the popular Comox Valley dance teacher, Danette Bell, with accompanying music provided by Donna Bews and Patricia Cottingham. The show has many elements of romance, compassion and a few surprises. Old Wine in New Bottles will be performed at the Florence Filberg Centre in the Conference Hall in Courtenay on Nov. 12. There will be only two shows, a matinee performance at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1) and an evening performance at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Tickets are only $10 each.
FMI call the Courtenay Recreation’s Filberg office 250-338-1000.