New theatre group launched in City

Anyone interested in flexing their ‘theatrical muscles’ may wish to check out the newly-formed Red Deer Players Society.

This emerging theatre group invites anyone to join in and read plays, perform scenes or skits, work on improv and share ideas and generally have a bit of fun.

They meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Deer Culture Services Centre (3827– 39th St.)

“A group of citizens have pooled their ingenuity, experience, interest and enthusiasm in their desire to provide the residents of our community the opportunity to enjoy, participate in and present to our fellow citizens a wide-ranging group of performances,” reads a release.

“There are no barriers to admission to the new multi-generational group and anyone with any interest in some aspect of theatre performance is invited, and indeed, welcomed to the group.”

There will also be opportunities to be involved in make-up, set building, costuming, acting, sound control, lighting design, stage management along with other aspects of the business of theatre.

“We plan to read new scripts and welcome new writers, learn improv, read sketches, plays of all descriptions, and sing and dance if that is what someone wants us to do.”

Carole Forhan, a founding member of the new group, said it’s a perfect setting for folks to get together and try all kinds of fun acting opportunities.

“Monday nights are get-togethers so we can talk about theatre and enjoy each other’s company, too.”

She said the troupe is open to all kinds of scripts as well.

Highlights this season also include Pull Up the Drawbridge by the late Kib Kildare, Mystery by Blaine Newton, a Christmas pantomime called Snow White and the Seven Nobbits by Albert Azzara, and a cabaret which features a fun-filled evening of entertainment.

Forhan, a talented actor and director in her own right, said the group will also be auditioning for a murder mystery and for the Christmas Pantomime during the summer holidays.

For more information, email Forhan at cforhan@shaw.ca.

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