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Escape from Happiness

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Comedy by Canadian playwright George F. Walker
Directed by Chalene Scott
November 12 to 28, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm

Escape from Happiness is the darkly comic tale of Nora’s struggle to keep her family afloat amid a sea of manic troubles. Her daughter Gail is pregnant by her live-in boyfriend Junior. He has gotten himself mixed up with a couple of the most loveable and incompetent crooks this side of the Keystone Cops. Of course the police arrive wondering what the wife of a former cop has in those suspicious bags in the basement where she is digging out a spare room for the kids. The husband has moved back in after many years’ absence and Nora’s other two daughters refuse to cross the threshold of her aging east side home until he goes back upstairs. These two women form a duo worthy of Laurel and Hardy and round out a hilarious mix of characters who will delight and infuriate you. (Some coarse language)

Director: Chalene Scott began her theatre training at a young age with Stage North in Fort St. John. After graduation she started training at Capilano University. After her diploma program and a year off, she finished her training with a Bachelor in Performing Arts and has directed shows for the IGNITE! Festival and at Douglas College, she will be directing with Stage 43 later this year.

Grandpa ‘N Me

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A tender story of a girl raised by her Grandpa and set during three stages of her life. Presented by Seabrooke Entertainment who believe grandparents are to be treasured. The hope is the audience will not only be entertained but perhaps find they have visited a place in their heart they haven’t been for awhile. Charming, poignant and often funny, this show is sure to entertain.

Best Actor Warde A Troyer – Theatre BC NSZ 2015

“A show with Heart! Beautifully acted!” Dolores Drake, Theatre BC

“A tightly written, well crafted play! Strong performances.” Nancy Ottem, Review Vancouver

Looking

by Norm Foster, directed by Rita Arhipov

May 8-24

It all starts when Andy divulges to his friend Matt that he would like to meet a woman and be in a steady relationship. Meanwhile at the gym, Val is confiding to her friend Nina that she has been trying to figure out a way to meet a guy and is definitely not interested in any one night stands. Andy takes out a classified ad that Val answers; but only agrees to meet if it is a double date. The four middle-aged singles meet in a bar and experience a plethora of awkward, embarrassing and hilarious moments and miscommunications and romance.

“Looking, by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, is everything you’d want in an adult romantic comedy. It’s smart, sexy and, most of all, extremely funny. Ladies note: This is a play that the guys in your life are going to love too. If you’re looking for an entertaining two hours of theatre, look no further.” Lynn Peppas for the Port Colborne Tribune

First Impressions Theatre and director Rita Arhipov’s terrific cast for Looking has Dan Weber, Bill Lawrie, Tina Spencer (all three who played in our recent blockbuster production of In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should Be Shot) and introduces to this theatre the very talented Danielle Lemon. Set design is by Colleen Rae Lornie and properties by Audrey Grisdale.

 

 

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Don’t Dress For Dinner


Comedy by Marc Camoletti . translated by Robin Hawdon . directed by Mark Gash              Nov 3 ~ 19, 2011

Wednesdays through Saturdays (and Tues, Nov 15) at 8pm, 
Matinees Saturdays at 4pm

First Impressions Theatre hosts Pissed As A Newt Theatre Co-Op

In a stylishly converted English farmhouse, Bernard is preparing to entertain his chic and sexy mistress for the weekend. He has arranged for a chef to furnish a gourmet meal, and is in the process of packing his wife off to her mother’s house. He has also invited his best friend over to provide an alibi. It’s foolproof. What could possibly go wrong?
Marriages, mix-ups and mayhem combine to create one deliciously naughty show!
Don’t miss it!