Have you had a good laugh lately? If the answer is no you should scoot on down to Gibsons United Church tonight, (Friday), tomorrow evening or the Sunday matinee for the final showings of Gibsons Gold.
You'll love the inside jokes. Suffice to say if you happen to own a hardware store in Gibsons, you'll be surprised to find out just how your name is dropped in this little gem of a play. Writers Linda Norris and Marion Crook obviously had a good time pointing out our little (and big) foibles on the Lower Coast.
Wait till you see what screwball antics the four fabulous leads get up to when they take on the most reviled entity on the Coast.
The cast members are no strangers to theatre lovers in our area. Rev. Terri Scallon is a hoot as the scheming May White; she plays a toughie with great aplomb. The always-entertaining Niv Jameson is great as sidekick, Sheila McPherson. Dianna Barton puts the va-va in voom in her role as the sexy Amber Rocinni and rounding the quartet is Johanna Rzepa as the sweet, innocent and slightly dopey, straight out of the woods of Roberts Creek, Susan Bryce.
Almost stealing the show in a caricature of himself in his mission as Coast photographer is Duane Burnett. He is absolutely terrific in this part.
Guest appearances by local realtor Patricia Hetherington and Coun. LeeAnn Johnson and other assorted local celebrities just add to the fun.
The talented Gaetan Bergevin on guitar adds just the right touch of musical ambiance to the play. And the last song will stay in your head for days.
If you're lucky and can still get tickets go and support these hardworking thespians. They deserve it.