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I’ll Be Back Before Midnight at the Huron Country Playhouse

10 Jul

HCPlayhouseby Diva Calista Powell
I can confidently tell you two things about myself; 1: Im no theatre buff and 2: I am terrified of horror movies. Despite this, I had an absolutely wonderful time seeing, “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” at the Huron Country Playhouse.

Set in the 1980’s at a spooky and secluded farmhouse, the characters of this play did an excellent job of making their roles believable. I half expected as I left the theatre to see Jan, the neurotic city girl and her geeky inventor husband, Greg, doing the tourist thing out at a local flea market. I could picture Greg’s pretentious sister, Laura, clanking on the boardwalk in her stiletto’s shaded by a parasol. And I most definitely could see George, the hard working farmer stopping into Kate’s Station to meet up for some gossip with the good ‘ol boys.

It is performers like this that bring these stories to life with such vigour and passion that make it such an enjoyable experience. I must admit, it takes a lot to get me to laugh out loud, but the theatrics that these actors presented had me chuckling and I found myself jumping out of my seat as ghouls and ghosts popped out of the shadows.

This may not be a play for the faint of heart, but it is most definitely a unique blend of humour and horror that showcases the amazing talent that Huron has to offer. From the set design, to the 80’s costuming, to the comedic display of pyrotechnics and lighting, I’d recommend this production to theatre-goers and rookies alike. Be sure to check out the show playing in Plahouse II before it closes on July 12th.

For tickets, visit:
Drayton Entertainment
Huron Country Playhouse, RR 1, 70689 B Line, Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0
GPS coordinates: N 43° 18.834 W 81° 43.549
Box Office: 519-238-6000 Administration: 519-238-8387 Fax: 519-238-6587

 

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“I’ll be back before Midnight” at the Livery

19 Mar
Jenna Liefso plays Jan Sanderson and Flloyd Herman plays George

Jenna Leifso plays Jan Sanderson and Floyd Herman plays George

By Diva Jenna Ujiye

Last Saturday I attended I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, written by Peter Colley and directed by Nina Reynolds put on by the Goderich Little Theatre at the Livery in Goderich. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I was told it was party comedy, part thriller. Well I was not disappointed, the show was filled with laughs, scares, creepy sounds and very unique characters.

Jenna Leifso points a gun in fear

Jenna Leifso points a gun in fear

The show opens with Greg and Jan Sanderson entering the stage, which is set as an old country house. Shortly after they settle in, the owner of the house they are renting stops by. His name is George Willowby, he has a country charm and wacky personality and is portrayed perfectly by Floyd Herman. Jan already seems on edge and George tells her all about how the house is haunted by the ghost of a women that was killed in the house years before.

Greg then enters and announces that his sister Laura will be dropping by for a visit. Apparently the two ladies do not get along as this almost throws Jan over the edge. Unfortunately for Jan, Laura is already on her way, so the trip can’t be cancelled. Laura, played by Florence Stalenhoef, is quite the lady, her bold and provocative character traits really overwhelm Jan. To make things worse, Greg who seems like a shy and cautious guy, is stuck in the middle of the two women.

Florence Stalenhoef plays Laura Sanderson, brother to Greg

Florence Stalenhoef plays Laura Sanderson, sister to Greg

I really don’t want to tell any of you more about the show, as I don’t want to give away any of the surprising and scary moments. Just be ready to laugh and jump in your seat! There are still three shows left and a few tickets for each show. So if you are interested in attending here are the details:

Shows – Thursday, March 21 at 8 PM; Friday, March 22 at 8PM and Saturday, March 23 at 8PM

Ticket Ordering – you can call to order 519-524-6262, go in to the box office or order online.

For more information please visit: www.thelivery.ca

Ron Plasschaert plays Greg Sanderson

Ron Plasschaert plays Greg Sanderson