A Coquitlam theatre company will get down to the basics as its kicks off its Canada 150 season this month.
Stage 43 will start its L’oh’L Canada series with Bare Bear Bones, a comedy about two empty nesters wanting to spark their romance but end up in an alternative-lifestyle campground. Penned by Ontario playwright Michael Grant, the production stars Tri-City residents Dan Jabour, Ryan Johnson, Sharon Notarrigo, Richard Pare, Sarien Slabbert and Carly J. Friesen. Ray Boulay and Alexandra Wilson are also in the show that is directed by Port Moody’s Dale Kelly.
Bare Bear Bones is a sanctioned event by the committee organizing the Coquitlam 125 celebrations this year. And like last season, Stage 43 will benefit a charity with a portion of its proceeds: Mossom Creek, a Port Moody hatchery that recently rebuilt after a fire destroyed the centre, is this year’s recipient.
Meanwhile, in January, the company will present two more Canadian plays: Looking by Norm Foster and, in April and May, Bingo by Daniel MacIvor.
Tickets for Bare Bear Bones are available through the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) by calling 604-927-6555 or visiting evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
It runs Oct. 13 to 15, Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 to 22.
Opening night includes a reception with refreshments from sponsors. Two-for-one tickets are available for the Oct. 19 and 20 presentations (for single, adult ticket prices); use the coupon code BARE.