Lights up on Norm Foster’s hilarious farce The Last Resort, on stage at CBU’s Boardmore Playhouse from February 28 – March 3. The show begins at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on March 4 at 2 p.m.
Director, Bruce Cathcart says, “Having a fondness for comedies, I was delighted to discover this farce by Canadian playwright, Norm Foster. How can you go wrong with a play featuring good and evil twins and a cross dressing FBI agent? The fact that it happened to be a musical was an added bonus.”
This humorous musical farce by Norm Foster and Leslie Arden is set against the backdrop of a rustic resort on the Saskatchewan prairie, chosen by the FBI as a safe house for mob snitch Nick Galeazzo and his handler, Angela Miller. Galeazzo and Miller find themselves among a potpourri of fellow guests. The entourage includes a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary, a set of twins (one good and one evil), and a self-absorbed poet.
A misunderstood death threat sets the comedy into motion, ultimately leading to a stage littered with corpses. The remains are left for a bumbling detective to finally sort out. The entire nonsense is presided over by the resort’s German manager, who is not what she appears to be.
The cost of admission is $12 for a general ticket, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for CBU students. February 28 is Pay What You Can Night – bring whatever change you can spare or make a food bank donation at the door. March 2 is Talkback Night, providing the audience with an opportunity to discuss the play with the director and performers following the performance.
For tickets and information, contact the Boardmore Playhouse Box Office at 563-1652. The box office hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before show time. The box office will open one week prior to performances and remain open until the night of the last show.
For more information on the Boardmore Playhouse including a full schedule of plays, please visit www.cbu.ca/boardmore or visit us on Facebook.