By Samantha Johnson
Coming up in November is this year’s production of ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’ by The Foremost Theatrical Society, with Josepha Scott, of Foremost, as producer and Rob Berezay, with Milk River, as director.
“We are doing something different this year and the production will be a combined effort with Curtain Call of Milk River,” said Scott.
Scott has been involved with the Foremost Theatrical Society for three years and was stage manager last year.
“It’s a little easier because I don’t have to be at every rehearsal. There is a different perspective on the production,” she said.
One of the advantages of teaming up with Curtain Call is bringing in new talent.
“There will be actors from Foremost, Milk River, Coutts and Lethbridge” said Scott.
With half the rehearsals in Milk River and half in Foremost, the actors have lots of travel time but it is expected when putting on a production in southern Alberta.
The play is a comic romp about marriage. After twenty-seven years of marriage, the wife needs help in the home front and hires an assistant, Beth, to help out. The husband hasn’t been the most attentive to his marriage but kicks into high gear when Beth starts insinuating herself more and more into his wife’s life and begins wrecking havoc on their marriage.
Having directed 26 shows and produced 15 all over southern Alberta, Berezay has been doing this a long time. He lives in Coutts and brought up the idea of a joint production two years ago.
“With community theatre in rural Alberta it can be hard to find actors. It took a couple of years to work out the details and this is the year scheduling lined up, so away we went,” he said.
“Rehearsals have been a total gas. It is a comedy and there is an element of farce at the end of the show with a high paced, high octane ending to a very funny story. Most of the actors are seasoned, with one from Lethbridge where this is her first show and she has adapted well.”
For the nights in Foremost, the show runs Nov. 21, 22 and 23 and tickets are available at W. Buis Holdings in Foremost.
Tickets are $45 for dinner and the show, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m.
Call 403-867-2436 for more information.
The show will run in Milk River on Nov. 15th and 16th. As the Milk River Civic Centre can seat 900 people, Berezay says they’ve never sold out, those who don’t want to attend the dinner theatre can arrive later and buy a $20 ticket just for the show. Tickets can be bought at Smart Alice in Milk River or call 403-647-3642.
Tickets have been on sale since Oct.1 and are selling fast. Scott said the Thursday night show still has quite a few seats available. As all dates in Foremost usually sell out, it is best to get your tickets sooner rather than later.