Time to get your theatre tickets for a show that will sell out fast. Ladysmith Players presents the premiere of Visit from the President from April 28th to May 15, 2011.
Visit from the President is a love letter to the age of radio plays and the people who created them. It’s 1947 and small town radio station WRCK is in danger of closing when they lose their affiliation with a major network. Until they come up with a plan to produce their own radio play and invite a famous celebrity to make a cameo appearance. The president of the country is on an election campaign and agrees to participate. Suddenly the station is in the eye of the storm as everyone wants a piece of the action. Will they be able to pull everything together for the president’s arrival?
In the classic style of 1940’s screwball comedies (think Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant) the story bounces from one crisis to another as it builds to its fateful climax. And look out for the different local celebrity each night that will play the President!
A Visit from the President will be Ladysmith Players entry in Theatre BC’s South Island Zone Festival. The 2011 South Island Zone Festival is hosted by Ladysmith Players and will be held at Lady Smith Little Theatre. For ticket prices and show times visit Ladysmith Theatre on the blogroll.
Time to get your tickets in advance for a play that is sure to sell out fast. RolePlay is a comedy that was written by Alan Ayckbourn.
RolePlay was written and originally performed in 2001 in London, England. It is the third play in Mr. Ayckbourn’s trilogy called Damsels in Distress. All three plays take place in the same apartment complex. RolePlay is considered to be the ‘best’ of the three!
A riverside apartment in London’s Docklands–One evening in March (present day) Justin Lazenby and Julie-Ann Jobson (both computer programmers) are newly engaged, living happily in Justin’s apartment in the London Docklands area. They have decided to throw a dinner party so that they can meet each other’s parents, and the parents can meet each other too. What could go wrong? Julie-Ann is having something of a meltdown over the party, insisting that every detail be perfect. It’s March, and the weather is not co-operating—there’s a fairly intense wind and rain event in progress. The parents are late. The absence of one pudding fork sends a panicky Julie-Ann out in search of a replacement. And then Paige literally drops onto Justin’s balcony. A former exotic dancer, she’s decided to try to escape from her mobster boyfriend, and she’s barely missed falling into the Thames! She’s followed shortly, by her ex-boxer bodyguard Micky, who refuses to leave. When Julie-Ann’s very conservative parents arrive, followed by Justin’s rather inebriated mother, the stage is set for the dinner party from hell—and a riotous evening in the theatre.
Show Only $20.00 Members $18.00
Dinner and Show $35.00 Members $33.00
Lunch and Show $30.00 Members $28.00
Preview Night – Thursday March 10, 2011 Members 2 for 1
Doors Open 7:30 Show 8:00 Meet the cast & crew after the show and join us for dessert.
Evenings – Doors Open 6:00, Dinner 6:30 Show 8:30 (show only seating 7:30) – Thursday, March 17 & 24, 2011, Fridays, March 11, 18 & 25, 2011, Saturdays March 12, 19 & 26, 2011
Matinees – Doors Open Noon, Lunch 12:30 Show 2:00 (show only seating 1:30) Sundays March 20 & 27, 2011
Location: Ladysmith Little Theatre
4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith
Box office number: 250-924-0658