“Betweenity” by Lindsay Price is directed and produced by Alex Arduini. She skillfully directs the CSS Players as they explore the spaces between words, “… where nothing is said and so much is spoken.”
This is a vignette play with a large cast, a simple set and simple costumes. It is a collection of short scenes on a common theme. The technique provides an emotional punch and the message behind the play is anything but simple.
The second play, “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard is co-directed by Steve Raschke and Richard Stroh.
This play provides a completely different theatrical experience than “Betweenity.” The audience is treated to an imitation of Agatha Christie’s style of murder mystery.
Two theatre critics watch and interact with the play they are watching in this parody. The plot is complicated by a secluded country house, treacherous fog rolling in, an unexplained murder and a missing body. The exaggerations in speech and acting keep the audience laughing and alert through the many twists and turns to the surprising conclusion.
These two plays promise an evening of entertainment you will not want to miss.
After Hours Theatre Society is appreciative of the lights purchased with funds from Wells Gray Community Forest.
Inset photo: Actor Wyatt Dame (l) is coached by director Alex Arduini during a rehearsal of CSS Players’ production of Betweenity. Photo by Sandra Holmes