Theatre sends out SOS

A local theatre troupe is putting out an urgent plea for help with its spring show.

The Murrayville Performers are in dire need of a stage manager for their upcoming production, Dirty Work at the Crossroads.

The melodrama heavily relies on the stage manager’s role, Director Lorne Seifrid says.

“He or she gets to have some fun, too!” Seifrid said earlier this week. “This show is wonderful and very funny, with over-the-top acting, as with all melodramas.”

There’s a great cast lined up, but without a stage manager, the show can’t go on.

Several actors have also had to decline roles because of conflicting commitments.

The director is still looking for someone to play the villain, Munro Murgatroyd; Flourette the French maid; and Little Nell, a part for a young girl aged 10 to 12.

A piano player to strike dramatic chords for the villain, hero and heroine is also needed. This person gets to be onstage, in costume, but can hide behind the piano if they want to.

Once the stage manager climbs aboard, the production will also be looking for techies to help with lights, sound, props, costume, makeup and more.

Contact Kate Major at 604-514-0942 or director Lorne Seifrid at 604-916-7963 for further details on any of the cast, production or backstage positions needing to be filled.

The performance dates are May 27-29, June 2-5, and possibly June 10-12, at Langley United Church, 200 Street.

The cast so far includes Jessica Bruhn as Nellie Lovelace, Alan Yamamuto as Adam Oakhart, Carla St. Pierre as Widow Lovelace, Jessica Bouchard as Ida Rhinegold, Benjamin Ettenberg as Mookie MaGuggins, Cindy Weitzel as Mrs. Upson Asterbuilt and Jennifer Vandergoot as Leonie.

Rehearsals are at the Langley Association for Living office, across from the W.C. Blair Rec Centre. In May, rehearsals move to Langley United Church.Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.