Thespians with Emerald Pig Theatrical Society don't have time to bask in the glow of victory from last month's regional theatre competitions.
Instead, the Maple Ridge-based drama club is devoting all its time and energy to its upcoming undertakings, explained producer and group founder Sharon Malone.
"It's a juggling act," she said. At the regionals, their production of the two-person play Trying garnered four top honours and three honourable mentions, earning the local theatre group a chance to compete at the provincials in Kamloops, which is coming up next month.
Preparing to take the entire production on the road is a massive undertaking and it's costly, Malone said, noting that the Pigs perform at Mainstage on July 9.
Between rehearsals for their summer Bard in the Bandstand production of MacBeth, the team is hosting two showings of Trying at the Langley Playhouse, hoping to raise much of the $3,000 needed for Kamloops.
Performances are on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and only available through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/397282.
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