A newly formed theatre group in Lumby is delivering affordable theatre, along with some Bedlam, with its inaugural performance this weekend.
The Monashee Arts Council Theatre Group is staging the one-act British comedy Bedlam, written by John Felton, as part of its inaugural Toonie Theatre event at the Charles Bloom Community Theatre.
“We are a new theatre group under the umbrella of the Monashee Arts Council and have been rehearsing since early February,” said group member and first-time director Lorelei Fiset of Lumby.
Bedlam follows a middle-aged couple, struggling with an ordinary, everyday event. In this case, they are buying a new mattress.
“They are waiting at home for the delivery man to arrive with their order. It’s a British farce kind of comedy,” said Fiset.
Following in the footsteps of Lumby’s community play, Moose Under Coyote Sleeping, the MAC Theatre Group plans to utilize the theatre space at Charles Bloom Secondary School for its future productions.
“We are delighted to be in the community theatre at the school. There’s lots of opportunity to bring in speakers, music and theatre there,” said Fiset.
Bedlam takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., tonight, Friday and Saturday, April 21 to 23.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission to all shows is only $2 at the door, with proceeds going to the theatre group.
“Because it’s just one act, we want as many people in the theatre to have fun and experience live theatre. We want to grow the group as well,” said Fiset.