“Can You. Hear Me. Tommy.”
Most of us who’ve seen those signs posted on the side of the road coming into Sooke probably wondered what they were about.
Well, it’s not aliens, unfortunately, and it’s certainly not a prank, either, in fact the sign heralds the Sooke Harbour Players’ next performance, The Who’s “Tommy” which will be taking place in November at the Edward Milne Community School theatre.
The story revolves around Tommy, a child who becomes “blind, deaf and dumb” upon witnessing the murder of his stepfather. Despite being horribly maimed, Tommy holds a special gift at pinball, and becomes an “international sensation with a cult following.”
The production team includes people that have performed in or helped organize a variety of shows, including producer Joe Scheubel (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), lighting director Jill Sweet (Cabaret, Afterlife, Cirque du Soleil), tech lead Landon Kelley (Music Man, Pirates of Penzance) and set master Martin Reinders (Jesus Christ Superstar, Music Man, The Lion King, My Fair Lady).
Perfomance dates are Nov. 6, 7, 13, 15, 20 and 21.