CONTRIBUTION · 30th January 2013
Terrace Little Theatre
It’s down to the wire for TLT first-time director Alan Weston. He is readying to move his production “SEXY LAUNDRY” from its rehearsal space at the McColl Playhouse to the Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club. This involves an entire high-end hotel room and its contents, lighting equipment and stands, electronic lighting and sound boards, speakers, make up, costumes, props and expensive bed linens.
Luckily Weston has years of experience stage managing and touring shows, a skill he is grateful for as he tests the waters of a director. “I’ve had some sleepless nights, I admit it. But I have a fine crew, two talented actors and we are greater than the sum of our parts”. The popular comedy has played across Canada to rave reviews. It tells the story of Alice and Henry as they spend a weekend in a posh hotel in an effort to put some zing in their marriage.
The small cast (Cheryl Spencer and John Dafoe) were recently work shopped by theatre professional Joan Maclean (“Mom’s the Word”) who flew to the northwest to work in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert helping theatre clubs leap to the next level. By all accounts the actors were already on solid footing thanks to Weston’s directing and some funny moments were tweaked to the delight of everyone. “Anyone married for any length of time will be able to relate”, says Weston.
“SEXY LAUNDRY” opens on Valentine’s Day Thursday February 14 as Dinner Theatre. It plays every Fri-Sat from February 15 through March 9. Tickets are reserved seating only $45 at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel and selling fast. Anyone with a gift certificate or voucher must exchange it for a numbered ticket ahead of time at Uniglobe.