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THEATRE PREVIEW

may 2019 | Volume 179

 

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COMMUNICATING DOORS
by Alan Ayckbourn
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
May 4-25
$25/$22
www.metrotheatre.ca or 604-266-7191
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Time Travelers Foil Murder

It’s Back to the Future with sex and violence.  Wronged women get the upper hand on destiny in a hotel suite with a pair of doors that connect adjoining rooms internally in Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy thriller, COMMUNICATING DOORS.

Directed by Catherine Morrison, Metro Theatre is delighted to bring this time warp to our stage May 4 – 25.

Poopay, a nervy dominatrix, has been procured for a dying corrupt magnate, Reece, who doesn’t want her for what she usually gets paid for. Instead, Reece wants Poopay to witness a confession about his nefarious evil deeds and those of his villainous business partner Julian.  Among the details that Reece reveals is the unsettling news that he masterminded the murder of his two wives, Ruella and Jessica. Julian gets wise to the fact that Poopay knows about his crimes and naturally plans to get rid of her.

Poopay escapes the murderous henchman through the communicating door of the ritzy London hotel room. Much to her surprise, she swooshes decades backward through time where she meets the tycoon’s second wife, Ruella. Having figured out what has happened, the two women team up traveling backward and forward in time and forewarn the first wife, Jessica, who is on her honeymoon and not pleased about the interruption. Circumstances lead to dragging Harold, an amusing hotel detective who has ‘seen everything,’ into the story. The three ladies make a determined trio of avenging angels and, armed with foreknowledge, become agents of change.

Director Catherine Morrison: “If you could go back in time, what in your past would you like to change?  How would you re-write your personal history?  The women of Communicating Doors get that chance.”

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $37 every Thursday.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or
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Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 56th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. COMMUNICATING DOORS is our 517th show.

CAST

Character…………………………Performer
Reese………………………………Daryl Hutchings
Jessica……………………………..Samantha Silver
Ruella………………………………Helen Martin
Julian……………………………….Samuel B. Barnes
Phoebe……………………………Jill Raymond
Harold…………………………….Roger Monk

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director…………………………….…Catherine Morrison
Production Manager…………...Catherine Morrison
Stage Manager…………………....Toni Scott
Asst Stg Mgr…………………….…..Deborah Watts   
Set Designer………………………..Les Erskine
Costume Designers……………..Sean Ullmann & Rene Schindel
Lighting Designer…………….....Les Erskine
Sound Designer ………………....Catherine Morrison
Technical Director……………..Les Erskine
General Manager………………Les Erskine
Head Carpenter…………………Robin Richardson
Scenic Painting………………….Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Set Decoration………………….Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Publicity……………………………Debra Danny
Graphic Design………………….Barbara LaBounta
Photography…………………….Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Wardrobe Manager………….Sean Ullman
Hair & Make-up         ……………….Abbey

 

 

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