An Even­ing Of Com­edy to hit the stage

The­atre Kent pre­sen­ta­tion April 27-29, May 5-6

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The­atre Kent is pre­sent­ing its fi­nal show of the cur­rent sea­son April 27 - 29 and May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Stu­dio One of the Chatham Cul­tural Cen­tre (CCC).

An Even­ing Of Com­edy is a col­lec­tion of three one-act plays, each with its own di­rec­tor, cast and brand of hu­mour.

Pro­ducer Tim Luimes says the group is ex­cited about the show as it pro­vides “some­thing for ev­ery­body,” and is be­ing pre­sented in the in­ti­mate stu­dio set­ting.

Com­pli­men­tary re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided, along with a cash bar, and Luimes says the group saw great suc­cess with this for­mat ear­lier this year when the group pre­sented the drama Proof. The three shows that make up An

Even­ing Of Com­edy are: • This Is A Play, di­rected by Jan Walker-Holt and fea­tur­ing Karen Robi­net, Bayleigh Fraser, Erik Shaw and Luimes.

Holt calls the show, “a play within a play, about let­tuce,” and calls it, “a di­rec­tor’s — and ac­tor’s — dream.” • Some­thing Rot­ten In Den­mark is di­rected by Eric Bris­tow and fea­tures Steven Rein­hardus, Bill Tye, Linda Schinkel, Jen McMon­nies, Melissa Bris­tow and Tony Erde­lyi.

Bris­tow says he and the cast have been en­joy­ing the re­hearsal process and are look­ing for­ward to putting the show in front of an

au­di­ence. • Much Ado About Noth­ing

(Abridged Ver­sion) is di­rected by Erin Kys and stars Mark Stacey, Chris­tine Folan, Nathan John­son, Robyn Brady, Mindy Bowls, Tori Valen­tine, Kristal Hooyer, Sarah Char­bon­neau, Lee-Ann MacNeil, Alexan­der Brooks, Zoë Bur­bank, Darla Ouel­lette and Christy Obalek.

Kys says the show is a tale of “two pairs of lovers with very dif­fer­ent takes on ro­mance.”

She says this is one of Wil­liam Shake­speare’s most pop­u­lar come­dies, abridged to one act, com­bin­ing love, jeal­ousy, re­venge, de­ceit and “a lot of sass!”

Kys adds that, “as a first-time di­rec­tor, I could not have asked for a bet­ter cast.

“We’ve all been work­ing hard, but also hav­ing a lot of fun with this show. I can’t wait for ev­ery­one to see what an amaz­ing job they do bring­ing this mod­ern take to life.”

Tick­ets for An Even­ing of Com­edy are avail­able through the CCC box of­fice, on­line at CKtick­ets.com or by call­ing the box of­fice at 519-3548338. Tick­ets are $20.25 for adults and $18.25 for stu­dents and se­niors.

A lim­ited num­ber of tick­ets may be avail­able on show nights when the doors open at 7 p.m., but Luimes rec­om­mends pa­trons pur­chase tick­ets in ad­vance to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

“We did see some sold-out shows dur­ing our last per­for­mance in the stu­dio,” he says.

HAND­OUT/THE DAILY NEWS

The­atre Kent’s show An Even­ing Of Com­edy is be­ing put to­gether by three funny direc­tors: Erin Kys, Eric Bris­tow and Jan-Walker Holt. The show runs at the Cul­tural Cen­tre April 27-29 and May 5 and 6.

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