The dark art of re-invention

'Self-Help', Langley Players' newest production, pokes fun at the self help industry. It opens Jan. 15.

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The curtain rises Thursday evening on Langley Players’ latest production, Self-Help, a comedy by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most prolific playwrights.

Self-Help is the story of a married couple – both second-rate actors – who re-invent themselves as nationally-renowned self-help gurus. Their lives unravel as they try to conceal a body and hold onto their fame. It’s described as a clever and fun look at the self-help industry and what this particular couple will do to stay on top.

“It’s been a real treat to direct a group of actors who have such a strong commitment to their craft and [are possessed of] such enormous comedic talent,” says director Mary Renvall.

The play is produced by Dave Williams.

Self-Help runs Thursdays to Sundays Jan. 15 to Feb. 14 at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 200 Street, Brookswood.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

For reservations, call 604-534-7469 or email, or buy tickets online at Visit for information. All tickets $15.

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