Two Coquitlam actors are in a cross-gendered version of a Shakespearean comedy that opens next weekend.
Bryan Kazun portrays Chief Const. Dogberry while Megan Abraham takes on the role of Conrad in Much Ado About Nothing, the 37th online show for Theatre in the Country (TIC) since the pandemic lockdown last April.
The production, which runs via Zoom on May 28 and 29, is a début performance for the two actors with the Langley company.
Director Nicola Shannon edited the play from nearly three hours to a 90-minute tale “that captures all the best parts of the story and keeps the characters alive and fresh,” wrote Reg Parks, TIC artistic director, in a news release.
It’s not the first spin that the theatrical troupe has put on a Bard play: last year, it also produced Romeo and Juliet: Assisted Living, a story about star-crossed lovers at a retirement home.
Tickets for Much Ado About Nothing are a minimum donation of $10 by calling 604-257-9737 or visiting theatreinthecountry.com. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.