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: Since You Left Us is a 2-act comedy by Vancouver playwright Susinn McFarlen.
So complex is McFarlen’s ridiculously funny script that she manages to seamlessly transition from the farce of act one, where plot takes second fiddle to pretty much everything else, to the ultimately sobering black comedy we find in act two. In act two, McFarlen ups the ante with a black comedy that includes a wild funeral and a sobering realization that, here quite literally, no matter how hard you try you can’t escape the influence that family has on your life.
In June, SOAP completed auditions for two of its 2016-17 season
features. We are pleased to announce the following actors selected to play various parts in Boeing-Boeing this fall and Don't Dress for Dinner in the winter:
Since auditions, Robin has left Osoyoos and will no longer be available for our winter production. Her "stand" in will be selected shortly.
Auditions for Since You Left Us will also be announced soon.
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