Cameron Wallace and Maggie Kirk star in Be My Baby

Be My Baby cast noteworthy

Play features first-time actor along with seasoned acting professionals

Although Be My Baby features the presidents of two local theatre companies, there is also another surprising element to the cast.

“I’ve never even seen a play before,” said actor Cameron Wallace, after admitting he has zero experience acting.

Wallace went to school in the area with cast member Maggie Kirk.

Kirk, who’s been acting with Echo Players for about 15 years, thought of Wallace when director Eileen Butts was looking for a young man to fill the role.

Although the two haven’t spoken since graduation, 25-year-old Kirk sent Wallace a message about being in the play, “because he’s tall and strapping and in town,” she joked.

While he was stewing over the idea, Butts showed up at his work with the script and told him to give it a read, he said. Soon after, he took the role.

“For me personally, it’s out of my comfort zone, it’s really pushing me, and it is a wonderful group of people. It’s been a privilege to meet them.”

In the play, Wallace and Kirk play a young couple who are adopting a baby. They arrange for their respective guardians to go pick up the child, played by president of Echo Players, Alistair McVey and president of Bard to Broadway, Rosalee Sullivan. Director Butts also has a long history with theatre, and has been acting with Echo Players for 33 years.

The play is a romantic comedy by playwright Ken Ludwig. It is set in the 1960s and features eye-catching vintage clothing plus some wardrobe surprises, and a fun soundtrack that includes Elvis.

Be My Baby plays at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach from Feb. 20 to March 9. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for students. Visit the box office during office hours to get tickets, located at 110 West 2nd Ave, call 250-752-3522 or visit www.echoplayers.ca.

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