Gabriola Players is pleased to be presenting DON’T PAN(DEM)IC, three live online performances next week of two new pandemic-themed plays by local authors.
In TJ Radcliffe’s short play, All and Nothing, Alan and Emma, a couple who moved from Toronto to the gulf islands last year (and are weathering the pandemic with sailing and walks in the woods), catch up with friends from the city. Daisy, a healthcare worker, is currently in quarantine in a hotel, whilst Chris has watched his plans to open a massage therapy practice go up in socially distanced smoke.
In Ray Appel’s one-act play, Syd’s Cosmic Slump, comedian Syd has been offered a great opportunity – the chance to perform a stand-up routine as part of a nationally televised variety show. Problem is, Syd can’t think of anything funny to say, what with a pandemic raging and his father Max isolated in his care home. Chilled Uncle Larry advises going with the flow, but the flow’s dried up.
To meet the playwrights and find out what they have to say about writing in the time of a pandemic, click here.
The two short plays will be performed live on Zoom on Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 17, 18 and 19 at 7pm. Tickets (or perhaps more accurately “the right to view in the comfort of your own home”) are $10 and can be purchased here on the right hand side of our website.
If you’re a bit confused about the process or what happens after you pay, click here for a quick Zoom webinar tutorial.
See you (virtually) next week!