SOAP gets ready for Lawrence & Holloman

SOAP gets ready for Lawrence & Holloman

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First they’re fighting, then they’re having a picnic. At top right, Jim Dinwoodie gasps for breath as Vance Potter puts him in a head lock in SOAP’s upcoming dark comedy “Lawrence & Holloman”

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SOAP Theatre is nearly ready to present their third and final production of the 2018-19 season.  The cast and crew of Lawrence & Holloman, working under the direction of veteran SOAP director Trevor Leigh, are putting the final touches on this great presentation.

Lawrence & Holloman, written by Canadian playwright Morris Panych, is a “buddy story” with a new take and a comedic twist which premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto on April 28, 1998. Lawrence, a loud and overconfident optimist befriends Holloman, a quiet co-worker. Everything seems to be going Lawrence’s way, but as the story progresses his luck takes a turn. Not a single word is wasted in this brilliant script as the playwright seems to pose the question: What happens when irresistible optimism meets immovable nihilism?  Fans of dark comedy will be thrilled to learn of Panych’s solution during the run of this production at Oliver’s gorgeous Frank Venables Theatre at the end of the month.

Lawrence & Holloman opens at the end of April with performances April 26-27 and May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee April 28 at 2 p.m.  Reserved tickets are available online at www.venablestheatre.ca, at the ticket office or by phone 250-498-1626. Tickets are also available at Your Dollar Store With More in Osoyoos. 

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