VIDEO: Problem Child stars talk about their intense roles

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre competes in the Central Interior Zone Theatre festival this weekend

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre is off to Prince George this weekend to compete in the Central Interior Zone Theatre festival with their plays Problem Child and Mary’s Wedding.

The two short plays just finished a three-week run in Williams Lake and will be on stage at the PG Playhouse in Prince George, Saturday, May 27.

The zone festival runs May 24 to 27 and is being adjudicated by Lauren Brotman.

The winning play from the zone festival will go on to compete at Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival in Vernon June 30 to July 8.

The zone festival includes three productions Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor, produced by Pocket Theatre, Prince George; Utter Intertwinglement by Roy Teed, produced by the Kersley Players; and the Studio Theatre productions of Problem Child by George F. Walker; and Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte.

Mary’s Wedding stars Dan Paterson as Charlie and Tara Sprickerhoff as Mary and is directed by Sheryl-Lynn Lewis.

Problem Child directed by Curt Sprickerhoff stars Liane Skellet as Denise, Julian Ratz as RJ, Chris Armstrong as Phillie, and Stacey Poirier as Helen.

Young actors Liane Skellet and Julian Ratz talked with the Tribune earlier about the intense roles they play as a young couple with a past history of drug abuse trying desperately to regain custody of their baby.

On Saturday, May 26 the adjudicator will also present a workshop for festival participants titled How to Talk to Yourself so Others Listen: a monologue workshop.

Williams Lake Tribune

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