After being on hiatus for two years, Taber Players is once again taking to the stape to put on another play. From May 12-14, and then again from May 18-21, Taber Players will be performing Spirit Level by Pam Valentine as their spring play at the Taber Legion.
Directed by Jocelyn Steinborn and with Jaclunn Plfring as the producer of the show, it will begin at 7 p.m. each night with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this production will be available at the door or online at taberplayers.ca for $20.
"I was looking for a piece that was a bit difforont than what Taber Players has put on in the past," Steinborn said. "Something more curren, as Taber Players has done some shows set in the 40s and 50s and I wanted something different then that. It’s a comedy but has some real poignant tender moments as well. I laugh out loud still.”
“It is really funny,” said Elfring in response to Steinborn’s previous statement. “I sat through a few rehearsals and I think it will be very well received because everybody’s doing a very very good job.”
Spirit Level tells the story of a ghost couple that died in a tragic boating accident haunting there weekend cottage with there only fun being scaring away new renters and messing with a pompous realtor. Eventually a new couple that contains a unsuccessful writer move-in, and with one of the ghost being a successful writer in life both of the ghosts begins to get involved in this new couple’s life. Things begin to get even more interesting as a meddling mother-in-law joins the new couple in the cottage shortly followed by a guardian angel.
“We have a mix of familiar faces, new recruits, and renewed actors borrowed from other companies,” said Steinborn when asked about the actors who will be in this play. The cast will contain Patty Peronech as Susie Cameron and Mark Harding as Jack Cameron who are the two ghosts, Mayson Merkl as Flic Willis and Emmett Campbell as Simon Willis the new couple, Sarah Lee as Marcia Bradshaw the meddling mother-in-law, Darrell Croft as Mark Webster the pompous realtor, and finally Sandra Kabatoff as the Guardian Angel.
The Taber Players are looking for some additional volunteers to work backstage as running crew which involves moving around pieces of the set in between the acts. So if interested leave a message on the Taber Players website or Facebook page.
Ian Croft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times