An Evening Of Comedy to hit the stage
Theatre Kent presentation April 27-29, May 5-6
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.
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.