RRTC’s Bedtime Stories hits stage tomorrow

CONSTANCE BAY – The long-delayed Rural Root Theatre Company’s production of Bedtime Stories will hit the stage for opening night tomorrow (June 20) – the first of four performances.

The RRTC’s spring production was delayed by extreme flooding and the lack of a venue which was taken over to provide emergency services and a base of operations during extreme flooding this spring. But the water is gone, and the show must go on.

Bedtime Stories is a zany comedy that brings together six funny and touching tales presented as loosely related vignettes, featuring playwright Norm Foster’s signature comedic debacles laced with mild sexual innuendo. A cavalcade of characters with their stories linked by a late-night radio contest, a rock and roll concert, a taxi and, of course, a bed.

The Thursday night show’s curtains open at 7:30 p.m. on the RRTC’s stage at the NorthWind Wireless Fibre Centre as do evening shows on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

West Carleton Online spoke with the producer and one of the three directors back in April. To read that story, click here.

The huge cast includes:

  • Ivo Mokros as Eddie ‘Nighthawk’ Nichols
  • Bruce Buie as Lou Ballantyne
  • Charlene Gardner as Betsy Ballantyne
  • Jason Matheson as Derek Baumgarden
  • Judi Bastable as Susan Upchurch
  • Lee Powell as Nick & Jerry
  • Peter Veale as Davey
  • Ian Glen as Tommy Quick
  • Holly Veale as Melody Ballantyne
  • Tanja Puchala as Sandy
  • Ric O’Dell as Charlie
  • Angie Sullivan as Laura Nichols
  • Kathleen Saunders as Yolanda
  • Dave Brennan as Steve

For more information on the show, click here.