Winning play back on Williams Lake stage for two nights only

he Studio Theatre’s award-winning production of Over the River and Through the Woods will be back on stage for two nights next week.

For those who missed the opportunity to see the Studio Theatre’s award-winning production of Over the River and Through the Woods -— there will be two more stagings of the play next week.

The play will be performed at the Studio Theatre Tuesday, July 2 and Wednesday July 3 before heading to the Mainstage provincial festival in Kamloops on Friday.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m. sharp.

Admission for these productions will be by donation at the door.

Director Tony Savile is looking forward to bringing the play to Mainstage not only as a challenge to win best play in the province, but as a learning experience.

“It’s an opportunity to hone your skills and learn more about the craft at numerous workshops,” Savile says.

The festival will showcase the winning plays from the 10 theatre zones in B.C.

During the provincial competition the plays have four hours to raise their sets and one hour to strike the set after the production is finished. “We can get our set up in two hours,” Savile says.

Over the River and Through the Woods won best play plus several other top awards at the Central Interior Zone Drama Festival held in Kersley this spring.

Savile says the cast and crew have been working on some of the suggestions provided by the adjudicator for the zone festival, which he says means picking up the pace of some scenes, raising the volume of the grandparents who are known for being loud, while still maintaining the emotional intensity of the scenes.

“It’s a fine balance keeping the emotion there and the energy up at the same time,” Savile says. “We’re very excited about going to the provincial festival.”

 

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