The latest production by the Kamloops Players is a change of pace from the amateur theatre club’s past ventures.
The One Act Showcase, which runs at the Stage House Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights, features five short plays, one of which was created by the club’s new junior improv group.
“This will be their first public performance,” said producer Theresa Brooks. “They do an awesome job.”
She continued, saying the group was formed in the fall to attract young members to the club.
Brooks doesn’t want to give too much away about the plays, adding it’s best the audience discover them for themselves. But she said the improv group’s work is a timely one about the Internet and bullying.
Other plays range in scenarios from men playing cards to ex-wives meeting in a hospital’s intensive care unit.
“They are wildly different,” said Brooks.
The players also decided to mix things up in terms of cast and crew, she said. Members have been asked to take on new jobs in front of the scenes and behind. That’s how Brooks ended up as a producer and many of the directors are doing so for the first time.
“It’s kind of a new experience for us. We’re trying on different roles so we can grow in experience,” said Brooks, who’s acted and managed props in the past.
Doors open each night at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Stage House is located at 422 Tranquille Rd.