After two weeks in the rehearsal hall, I’m delighted that we’re opening Play with Monsters tonight. If you’re thinking about coming, I highly recommend coming this weekend. Last year’s show, After Jerusalem, sold out it’s final three performances and we ended up turning people away. Plus this weekend all tickets are $15!
What happens when your parents turn into zombies? Or when your girlfriend’s father is actually a ninja? In Play with Monsters, we meet Drew- a charming, tattooed 40-something who uses his imagination to deal with memories of his less-than-perfect parental relationships. His parents continue to haunt him, but while on a father-son wine-tasting trip to France, Drew discovers that he does have the ability to fight his personal monsters and live the life he chooses. Hope, forgiveness and love abound in this incredibly warm-hearted story about the parental issues that haunt every grown child.
Play with Monsters is directed by Jessie-Award winner Rachel Peake and features some of BC’s most accomplished actors: Bill Dow, Karin Konoval, Hiro Kanagawa, Andrew McNee, and newcomer Josette Jorge.
The creative team includes Itai Erdal, Drew Facey, Shizuka Kai, Malcolm Dow, and Lois Dawson.
And seriously, if you want to see me before I leave town in NINE days, the best way to see me is to see the play. I’ll be there every night and I would be delighted to be grabbing drinks with friends every night after the show.