Live theatre returns to the City of Wetaskiwin starting this week with a collection of one-act plays opening Friday March 11, 2022 at the Manluk Theatre.
The collection of one-act plays features three plays approximately 30 minutes long each. The three plays at each show are:
• Last bus to oblivion: an Australian comedy which features three unique people meeting at a bus stop;
• Garbage: This one-act play shows the challenges that three homeless characters face and then they happen to find something interesting in the garbage which changes the trajectory of their lives;
• I dream before I take the stand: this play centres around a lawyer interviewing a sexual assault victim.
Director of two of the short plays, Last bus to Oblivion and Garbage, Maree Okabe with Waterworks Players says, “the collection of one act plays is something different for Wetaskiwin.”
“It’s three shows in one.”
Okabe says that those involved with the theatre are thrilled to be back in action at full capacity.
“Being able to get back together and rehearse, it’s such a relief,” says Okabe.
“We are excited to be able to perform again.”
The collection of one-act plays runs March 11-13 and March 18-20, 2022.
Coming up in April, the Manluk theatre will see performances from Wetaskiwin’s youth with a production of Greece is the word, featuring students and children from Wetaskiwin.