(March 15, 2016) A sci-fi comedy, by Alan Ayckbourn, Comic Potential is a play set in the foreseeable future, when everything has changed – except human nature.
Metro Theatre is proud to present Comic Potential on stage March 26 to April 16.
The play imagines a world in which soap operas are performed by robots in a low-budget TV soap opera and one, Jacie, appears to be able to act without programming. Taught by a scotch-drinking, down on his luck director and a young impressionable screenwriter, Jacie appears to have comic potential. The owner of the TV station and a hard-nosed producer view Jacie’s “potential” as a malfunction, so the young screenwriter, now smitten with his android star, decides to go on the run with her. This introduces Jacie to a variety of situations in the real world with surprising and hilarious results.
Director Sarah Arnold: Essentially Comic Potential is a variation on the Cinderella story; instead of going to the ball, Jacie gets to see what it’s like to be a real live girl. Adam, is her Prince Charming, and the evil stepmom is personified by Carla, the studio producer who threatens to have Jacie melted down when she starts causing trouble.
COMIC POTENTIAL is directed Sarah Arnold , produced by Emma Greenhalgh, stage managed by Allie Kendall and features:Gavi Beigel (CHANDLER), Karin Atkinson (JACIE), Casey Por (ADAM), and Yvonne Gustafson (CARLA).
Photo credits: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Tickets are $24 Adult or $21 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $35 every Thursday.
Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191
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Location: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Z9
Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191
Show Times: Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00pm
with Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm
Show Run: March 26th to April 16th Thursday through Saturday nights
with Matinees on April 3rd & April 10th
The preview is on Friday, March 25th – it is the final dress rehearsal
DIRECTOR’s TALK: April 1st – after the show. No additional charge
Ticket Pricing: Tickets are $24 for adults or $21 for seniors and students, with a special deal every Thursday 2 for $35. Preview performance just $13.
Box Office Window Hours: Wed – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm & 1 Hour before each show
Licensed Lounge Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:00pm – 11:00pm & Sun 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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