Inspired by enthusiasm surrounding the recent Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival (held at the Frank Venables Theatre), we have decided to up our game. For the first time, SOAP will endeavor to present three-plays during its 2-16-17 season:
Fall: Boeing-Boeing is a classic farce written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti.
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.
Winter: Don't Dress for Dinner is a 2-act play, also by French playwright Marc Camoletti, and is somewhat of a sequel to Boeing-Boeing.
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic mistress, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Spring: Art is a 1-act, 17-part play written by Yasmina Riza
Set in Paris, Serge, Marc and Yvan find their 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Marc scornfully describes it as "a piece of white shit," but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence-of-thought that the purchase reveals in Serge? For the insecure Yvan, burdened by the problems of his impending doom (wedding), their friendship is his sanctuary...but his attempts at peace-making backfire. Eager to please he laughs about the painting with Marc but tells Serge he likes it. Pulled into the disagreement, his vacillations fuel the blazing row.
SOAP is looking for actors to play the following characters in the upcoming 2016-17 season:
Auditions are scheduled for Oliver and Osoyoos at the following times:
Quail's Nest Arts Centre - 5840 Airport Street, Oliver
Osoyoos Art Gallery - 8713 Main Street Osoyoos
Everyone is welcome. Even if you don't want a part, the readings are fun.
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