Merry Munsch, the second production in the Lyric Theatre's new Sparks in the Dark live theatre series is taking place next week in Swift Current. Here, during rehearsals, Mortimer, played by Emmanuel de Gala, ignores his family members, who are getting desperate because he refuses to go to sleep.
Merry Munsch, the second production in the Lyric Theatre's new Sparks in the Dark live theatre series, will be perfect entertainment for families and those young at heart during this festive season. Six stories by popular children’s author Robert Munsch will come alive on stage through a six-person cast directed by the Lyric Theatre's Artistic Director Gordon McCall. The play, which is just over an hour long, will run over two weekends with five evening and three matinee performances. The evening performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The matinee shows start at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, 16 and 22. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under, $17 for students, and $20 for adults, available at Pharmasave in Swift Current. Above: Mortimer, played by Emmanuel de Gala, drives his family to desperation as he makes all kinds of noises instead of going to sleep. The other actors behind him, from left, are Zac Oliver, Nancy Walloschek, Nadia Walloschek, Desirée Leonard, and Jarod Johnson.
Nadia Walloschek and Emmanuel de Gala rehearse a scene from the Robert Munsch story Mud Puddle, when a child gets dirty all over after a mud puddle jumps on her.
Jarod Johnson in a funny scene from the Robert Munsch story Mud Puddle.
The Merry Munsch actors rehearse a scene from the story Mud Puddle. Nadia Walloschek, in the role of the child Jule Ann, throws a bar of smelly soap at the mud puddle, played by Emmanuel de Gala.