The Sidekick Players kicks off the New Year with Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s The Melville Boys.
Directed by Taryn Kleeband, this dramatic comedy premiered at Theatre New Brunswick in 1984. Subsequently, is has been produced extensively across the country and abroad in French and in English. In 1988 it won the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award.
Two working class brothers, one a big goof, the other a slightly more cerebral fellow, come to a woodsy cabin for a weekend.
While there, they run into two sisters, one a silly wannabe actor, the other a more serious, intelligent lady. People pair up and the result is a story that is satisfying with some comic set pieces that are little gems.
Kleeband has put together a cast of four actors, all from Delta. Returning to the Sidekick stage after a very successful run as Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Men is Ted Hubert as Owen Melville. Also returning to Sidekick are Marcia Strang (I’ll Be Back Before Midnight) as Mary and Angelique Jensen (Same Time Next Year) as Loretta. A newcomer making his Sidekick debut is John Kevener as Lee Melville.
All performances are at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre from Jan. 12 to 24 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only). Curtain is 8 p.m., box office opens at 7 p.m. Seating is limited as it is bistro style. Tickets: Adults $18; seniors (60+) and students (12-18) $15. Call 604-288-2415 to reserve your seat.