The actors in the Sooke Harbour Players most recent summertime offering run their lines in preparation for the show. (Contributed)

Sooke Harbour Players head outdoors

A duo of comedies the latest offering from local theatre company

The Sooke Harbour Players is taking its stage outdoors.

This month the company will introducing Sooke audiences to live outdoor theatre: Duo of Delightful Comedies.

“This is something completely different, but we’ve seen other examples of outdoor theatre in Greater Victoria, and we know it can work,” said director Drew Kemp.

One of the challenges of any outdoor production is the sets will be limited, but Sooke Harbour Players president Andrew Connelly is certain the actors in this production are more than able to overcome that hurdle.

“We have a cast that manages to set the scenes with their actions and dialogue. They paint the picture just as effectively as any set could do,” he said.

The company is in rehearsal for a two-play show created by playwright Christopher Durang.

The plays are both comedies that will be performed outdoors on the grounds of the Future Childcare on Sooke Road, next to Saseenos School.

The first of the shows is entitled The Actor’s Nightmare.

“This is a show about a guy who finds himself in the middle of a play without any recollection of how he got there,” Donnelly said.

“He doesn’t know how he got there, doesn’t remember even auditioning for the part or anything about the play.”

That doesn’t prevent the stalwart actor from persevering and fluking his way through the production, with hilarious results.

The second of the plays is a parody of Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire.

Entitled For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls the play puts a new, and decidedly funny, spin on the sensibilities of the deep south.

“These plays are very funny and a perfect way for audiences in Sooke to have a great evening of fun at the theatre while still enjoying Sooke’s fabulous summer weather,” Donnelly said.

The shows take place on Aug. 17, 18, 24, and 25 at either 2:30 or 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 for youth to $15 for adults and are available at the door or by calling 250-480-9816.



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