(Posted 10:30 a.m., Feb. 23)
Older Players tackle Sweddish Berries in latest production
By Heather Jamieson
a play touted as "not a fake production, but entirely
based on alternative facts," the Orléans Young
Players recreational adult drama class, also known as
OOPS, takes to the Shenkman's Richcraft Theatre stage
for two performances on Saturday, Feb. 25.
OOPS Avengers: A Very Berry Adventure combines
such timely topics as superheroes and Swiss Chalet, combined
with show tunes from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical
Oklahoma. What happens when the world must call on five
languishing superheroes to halt the nefarious plot of
Eva Destruction and Mal Licious to corner the world's
Swedish Berries Market?
Orleans Older Players class take to the Richcraft
Theatre stage this weekend with their production
of OOPS Avengers: A Very Berry Adventure.
superpowers will they need to defeat the bad guys in a
world preoccupied with the sensational? Who is Dr. Sybil
Dreacht and why does Dr. Axel Filbert care?
a cast of nine, this OYP production continues the OOPS
tradition of providing an opportunity for veteran and
neophyte adult actors to experience the thrill of live
theatre. Together since September, the class has explored
character development, staging, voice and movement under
the direction of teacher and director Susan Flemming.
has been a particularly interesting class as there are
almost as many 'first-timers' as returning actors. I get
goosebumps every time a student performs on stage for
the first time. I am always so proud of them for their
effort and courage," says Flemming.
the proliferation of superheroes in pop culture, I couldn't
resist writing a script that explores the phenomenon,
albeit from a different and slightly skewed angle,"
are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($10 for
adults and $5 for children) are available at the door.
For more information about OYP class for adults and children,
including classes in French, March Break and summer camps,
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