Theatre season in full swing

Summer theatre is in full force in the Comox Valley with a wide variety of productions to choose from.

Summer theatre is in full force in the Comox Valley with a wide variety of productions to choose from.

Theatreworks offers up its first show of the season with a limited run of Storybook Adventures, a family show running from July 26 to July 28. The unique quality of Theatreworks’ original productions is the focus on allowing each student to develop their theatre skills in a supportive and creative environment while having fun.

Young actors aged five to 12 take on a variety of storybook characters that will be familiar to both young and old, ranging from Huckleberry Finn to the Cat in the Hat.

The heroic storybook characters are confused as they find their stories being mixed up. How this has come to be, they discover, is a result of a cunning plot conceived by the villains.

The villains, like Captain Hook, the Wicked Witch of the West, Count Olaf, and the vain Queen from Snow White, have decided that they need to go into another story as the heroes in their own story already know how to thwart their evil doings. A series of mix-ups and obstacles encourage the heroes to work together and they discover that by reading books they will find all the answers to the problems they encounter on their adventures.

Theatreworks is instrumental in supporting youth of all ages. While its junior actors are learning the ropes and memorizing lines, our young adults are mentoring and taking on a variety of tasks. While working with the junior actors, they are developing their work experience skills, production team duties, and the value of commitment and responsibility.

Most of the mentor team will be involved in performing for the senior show in August, yet are willing to commit their time to supporting their junior actors.

This wonderful family fun show was co-written by Kim Dias and director/instructor Kymme Patrick. There is something that will delight the young and old in this romp through the storybooks that we all know and love.

Tickets are affordable and are available at Laughing Oyster Books, Videos N’ More, and through Theatreworks.  Performances are July 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on July 28 at 1.

Further information is at www.theatreworksonline.ca or 250-792-2031.

— Theatreworks

 

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