Thursday, May 3, 2012

Douglas College Stagecraft students present One Man Show


One Man Show is not a one-man show, but a show about producing a one-man show. You could call it theatre with a twist - a meta-twist.

If this piques your interest, head over to the Douglas College Studio Theatre (New West Campus) next week to see an original play written by Stagecraft students Paul O'Shaughnessy and Andy Johnson and featuring actors from the Douglas College Theatre program.

In the first act of One Man Show, set in the 1980s, two actors are shortlisted from the auditions. During the intermission, the audience votes to determine which actor gets the role. The second act changes somewhat, depending on which actor is selected. Beyond auditions and casting, the play covers the design, rehearsals and technical aspects of a production.

"We hope(!) it is a comedy," says Paul. "That is our intention, and so far we are getting some laughs during our rehearsals."

Fifteen other Stagecraft students are involved in designing and building the set, lighting, costumes, props, etc. for the show, which was made possible by a grant from the Douglas Students' Union.

This is the first production by Stony Limits, an independent film and theatre company made up of students in the Stagecraft and Event Technology program.

One Man Show runs May 9-12 at the Douglas College Studio Theatre, room 4140, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster. Tickets (available online) are $10 general and $7 concession (student/senior/child).

For more info visit the Stony Limits website or the One Man Show Facebook page.