Yellow Point Drama Group is presenting Alterations in October. (Dave Tyler Photo)

Yellow Point Drama play takes comedic approach to family life changes

The Yellow Point Drama Group examines the changes three generations of women living under the same roof deal with in humorous fashion.

Alterations, written by Leigh Curran, takes you inside the life of costume designer Erica, who is caught between the needs of her aging mother and teen-aged daughter. Adding another layer of trying circumstances, Erica is also dealing with her husband, who is hoping to reconcile after a recent separation.

“Over the last generation or two, women’s roles and relationships between men and women have changed so much,” said Pat Zogar, the production’s director. “However, the big challenges we face in life remains the same.” Those changes and challenges come together, occasionally colliding in a rich and complex play generously laced with layers of comedy.

A seasoned cast of Yellow Point Drama Group veterans Joanne Rowland, Maureen Molyneaux-Watt and Alan Watt are joined by newcomers Katrina Basnett and Heather Haseltine, bringing the characters to life in fine fashion. The play is produced through a special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Producer Armando Dos Santos said everyone involved in the production is excited about the play.”It’s a deep, mature play that asks important questions, yet it’s funny too, ” he noted, adding that the theatre group, in its 64th year, is one of the oldest troupes on the Island. The show is presented cabaret style, so people can enjoy a beverage at their table during the performance.

Performances run Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Community Hall at 2388 Cedar Rd.. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20 at the door by cash or cheque.

Call 250-245-7342, or purchase tickets online at yellowpointdrama.org.

NOTE There’s a photo on the desktop that I couldn’t process in Photoshop. I requested a jpg. Photo credit to Dave Tyler

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