Roleplay opens in Canada at Ladysmith's Little Theatre om March 10.

Roleplay opens in Canada at Ladysmith's Little Theatre om March 10.

Roleplay a great honour for theatre

The lines have been rehearsed, the timing perfected.Now, basically, all there is to do is wait of the big Canadian premiere of Roleplay, right here in Ladysmith at the Little Theatre.Susan McChesney, director, has been working alongside the talented cast since mid-January and they are all ready for the curtain to rise.“Everyone is ready, they’ve been ready for a little while now,” said McChesney.Final rehearsal was set for March 8 with the big premiere set for March 10.“It’s kind of like the calm before the storm.”Carol Sparham, vice-president of the Little Theatre, said they are so excited to be rolling out the red carpet, literally, for the big premiere on March 10.There will some extra lighting outside and some draws that night to make the evening more special.Sparham said the weather has intervened in doing more outside to celebrate Roleplay.On preview night, the cast and crew come out and mingle with the audience for a little dessert after the curtain drops.“It’s quite an honour for a small community theatre to be doing a Canadian premiere,” said Sparham.Sparham said the event lets her take stalk of how far the theatre, and driving forces behind it, have come in the last few years.Attendance alone, she said, has increased by one-third in the last year.The climb, she accredits to marketing and the quality of the shows being staged at the theatre.“Just word of mouth is bringing in more people from the community,” Sparham said, adding they even have regular theatre-goers come all the way from Victoria because they don’t want to miss a show.“I think we can be very proud of what we’ve accomplished and look forward to getting bigger and better.”After Roleplay has its run, the theatre will be working on a play from Yellow Point’s own Brian March entitled A Visit from the President.This will also be the theatre’s submission to the South Island Zone Festival, which they are hosting in May.For more information, visit www.ladysmiththeatre.com.

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