Yellow Point offers three-for-one comedy special

Baseball, dogs, bears and romance on the train on the community theatre agenda

Brian March

Brian March

The Yellow Point Drama Group knows how to deal with your spring hunger for comedy.

The venerable community theatre troupe is offering not one, not two, but three one-act plays aimed to tickling the ribs of sports fans, animal lovers and people-watchers everywhere this April.

In Judgement Call, longtime YPDG drama stalwart Barrie Baker directs Mel Frost, Ron Dale and Devon Cathers up to the plate as a trio of baseball umpires preparing for spring training.

Duet for Bear and Dog sees Marni Hastings make her directorial debut in a 10-minute production that follows the interplay of a treed bear (Georgina Duval) and a pampered dog (Michael Robinson), while three hapless humans (Kyle Hughes, William Anderson and Jessie Smith) add to the chaos.

Finally, we get Dapper Dan, award-winning local playwright Brian March’s interpretation of 1912 song of the same name.

March plays the lead role of Dan, a fast-talking porter on a 1930s Pullman rail car who flirts with three passengers, each of whom slowly unveils a hidden agenda.

Erin Elderfield, Moira Fox and Maureen Molyneaux play the women, while musicians Doug Sommers and Lee Selzler recreate the romantic music of the era.

Reserved seats for the Cedar Hall show are available in advance by calling 250-722-3003. Tickets are also available at the door, 2388 Cedar Road. Prices are as follows:

Showtimes are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 2, 3, 4, 10, 17 and 18, with matinees at 2 p.m. April 11 and 18. Tickets $20 or $18 for YPDG members and groups of five or more.

More information at yellowpointdramagroup.org.

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