The Wetaskiwin Theatre Society is hosting the Battle River Zone finals for the Alberta Drama Festival Association One Act Plays this Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plays will be presented on the Water Works Stage, starting at 7:00 pm, and tickets will be available at the door for $5 for the evening including all the plays in the competition. There will be a minimum of three plays, one each from Castor, the Camrose Church Mice Players, and the Wetaskiwin Water Works Players. In previous years Wetaskiwin has won this competition, but this is the first time that it has hosted it. It has often been held in Camrose. Each one act play will be 15 to 45 minutes in length. It is possible that more plays may be entered by Saturday. Patrons can certainly expect an evening of maximum entertainment for minimum cost.
The Water Works Building is a busy place this April between stage productions and the continuation of the late stages of renovations.
Musically Inclined will host another Open Mike on April 20th, beginning at 7:30 pm with admission by donation. All genres are invited to come and share the stage.
On April 27th there will be a Benefit Concert for the Theatre Society hosted by
Musically Inclined. Advance tickets will be available at Glad Hand, Warren Fairhurst's business across from the library. The performances will begin at 8:00 pm and tickets will be $20 in advance or at the door.
Renovations continue, with the placement of the massive steel beam to replace the three front-of-house posts scheduled for April. The renovation schedule is currently so busy that the May production of “A Midsummer Nights Dream—Puck's Lullaby” has been postponed until fall. Also on the short list for renovations is the construction of more adequate public washrooms and reinforcement of beams to have more than adequate support for the tiered seating. The Theatre Society greatly appreciates the community support and involvement with these renovations. Local companies are being very generous with donations of both equipment and labour. We can all join the Theatre Society in thanking all those involved in creating what will soon be a first class performing arts centre for the enjoyment of the whole greater Wetaskiwin community, even as we continue to contribute and support in whatever ways we can to see the job completed.
The 2013/14 performance schedule is not yet finalized, but there is a possibility that music will be involved in two out of the three major productions.
This weekend also sees an encore of “The Importance of Being Earnest” being performed at Cloverlawn. This is the second year that Water Works Players have been invited to present a production there, and tickets were almost sold out early.
In the meantime, Saturday night promises to be a most interesting evening with the variety of one act plays at a very minimal cost.