It’s that time of year again as cast members are busily preparing for yet another annual production at the Music Makers Hall in Fort St. James.
“It’s a fun play,” said director Raquel Friesen. “It’s not in your face humour but it is very funny.”
This is Friesen’s first time directing but she is certainly not knew to the stage having performed in various plays in the past.
“I am really enjoying this. We’ve got a great cast and the play is a very different type of play. There are no stage directions so we put them in ourselves so we are all learning together,” Friesen said.
The play, The Imaginary Invalid by Timothy Mooney will be set for production on March 10 – 11 and March 17 – 18.
This witty adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy is written in rhymed couplets offering something unique and new for its cast members.
The comedy is centred around a hypochondriac named Argan who wants nothing more than to be sick, or at least to be thought of as sick.
Wanting to be tended by doctors and family including his scheming wife, his desire for treatment outweighs his judgement as he tries to set his daughter up to marry an “idiot” doctor-in-training.
Only the brilliant collaboration of the maid, Toinette, with his brother, Beralde, can foil the wife, conquer the doctors and satisfy the wife.
With a hilarious finish in store, Friesen is thrilled with her cast and can’t wait to bring the production to stage.
“Get ready because this is definitely something very different from the Music Makers.,” Friesen said.
Cast members include: Jim Holtz, Eileen Bennison, Elise Gammon, Jaynee Gaulthier, Will Bennison, Dylan Jensen, Andrew Vogelsang, Jen Howell, John Bennison, Emily Sulyma and Allison Eytcheson.