Bard to Broadway’s The Long Weekend starts July 6

Qualicum Beach-The Long Weekend plays at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach July 6 through Aug 13

Douglas Fisher and Rosalee Sullivan star in The Long Weekend

LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

Eileen Butts likes a funny play, but The Long Weekend goes way beyond that.

“It tickles my own sense of humour, I read it the first time a couple of years ago and I just laughed and laughed out loud in my chair and that doesn’t always happen.”

Butts is directing the play for Bard to Broadway and it runs at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach from July 6 through Aug. 13.

The play stars four seasoned actors whom audiences will recognize from both B2B and Echo Players productions: Rosalee Sullivan, Jay Norton, Jody Tkach and Douglas Fisher.

The script was written by Canadian comic master Norm Foster and surrounds two couples who purport to be best friends but after getting together for a weekend getaway at a summer cabin, the truth reveals itself.

The cast has been having a grand time rehearsing, Butts said, where the place is regularly “roaring with laughter.”

There are also plenty of very interesting uses of the language, Butts said, including witty puns and numerous play-on-words. Both adults and young adults will enjoy the play, Butts said.

“It’s just a really fun, lighthearted way to spend an evening.”

Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $11 for children, available at the box office: 110 West Second Ave. Call 250-752-4470 to book tickets or to find out office hours. Special two-for-one pricing is available July 3 through 7. For more information visit www.b2btheatre.com.

Contest: Win two tickets to The Long Weekend. Email reporter@pqbnews.com with “Send me to the Long Weekend” in the subject line and include the name of one of the actors in the play (see above). Draw will be done July 8.

 

 

 

 

 

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