THE SPRING 2015 PRESENTATION
Yellow Point Drama Group Serves an Appetizing Trio of
One-Act Plays for its Spring Production, April 2 to 18
Whet your appetite for comedy and lighthearted drama as Yellow Point Drama Group (YPDG) presents a spring trio of one-act plays over three weekends from April 2 to 18, including matinees on April 11 and 18. In the opening act, three umpires bat conversation around at a spring training camp; Judgement Call, written by Frederick Stroppel, is directed by well-known local actor Barrie Baker and stars Mel Frost (Harvey), Ron Dale (Frank), and Devon Cathers (Joe).
Next up, in Duet for Bear and Dog, a treed bear and pampered dog banter while contending with three hapless humans. The award-winning 10-minute play by Sybil Rosen is the directorial debut of YPDG member Marni Hastings. Starring Georgiana Duval (bear), Michael Robinson, (dog), Kyle Hughes (dog-owner), and William Anderson and Jessie Smith (conservation officers).
YPDG’s spring trio wraps
up with Dapper Dan, written and
directed by award-winning local playwright Brian March—inspired by a 1912 tune
of the same name—and starring Erin Elderfield (Melissa), Moira Fox (Della),
Maureen Molyneaux (Hester) and Brian March (Dan). Chameleon-like Dan, a porter on the Pullman
Railway line in the 1930s, charms and seduces three women he meets on the
lines are drawn as each character reveals a hidden agenda. Two musicians on
board (Doug Sommers and Lee Selzler) recreate the romantic music of the era.
Preview: April 2, Doors 7 pm/Show 8 pm, 2-for-1 Tickets $20.
Evenings: April 3, 4, 10, 17 and 18, Doors 7 pm/Show 8 pm, Tickets $20 or $18 for YPDG members and groups of five or more.
Matinees: April 11 and 18, Doors 1 pm/Show 2 pm, Tickets $20 or $18 for YPDG members and groups of five or more.
Tickets in advance or at the door. Reserved seats are available by calling 250 722-3003.
the Cedar countryside since 1953.
Yellow Point Drama Group—the second oldest theatre group in BC—got its start in the early 1950s when former opera singer, leading director of drama, and elocution teacher, Anne Mossman moved to Yellow Point from Vancouver. Her enthusiasm for the dramatic arts was contagious and she soon enlisted a nucleus of Cedar and Yellow Point locals to produce YPDG’s first season comprised of three one-act plays: Waltz Time, Dear Departed, and Which Way is the Way to Boston?. The trio of plays went on to win best acting and best directed awards at various Vancouver Island drama festivals.
Fresh from its success, the amateur troupe went on to officially form Yellow Point Drama Group in 1953, and in the 60 years since, has marked a number of successful theatrical milestones, winning numerous festival awards along the way for the quality of its acting, direction, costumes and set design.