Plans look good for another 24 hour play project 

The inaugural 24 hour play project, organized by local playwright Michele Bush, looks set to become a semi-regular fixture on the Whistler stage scene.

Last month’s trial was a tumultuous yet terrific time for all involved and Bush said she’s keen to keep the creative collective going.

"The logistics were insane and backstage was chaos but we pulled it together," she said.

The theme for the project was four skits about life in a Whistler A-frame and each skit was a different decade, from the ’70s through to present day.

"Three common things had to occur in each skit. Firstly, the landlord had to come in to collect the rent, which dramatically increased every decade. Secondly, each skit had to feature a $200 bag of pot which got dramatically smaller as the decades progressed, and thirdly, the last lines were always, ‘Let's go to the Boot.’ ‘OK, but just for one.’ It was all a bit risky but MY Place was amazing just letting us run rampant for that whole 24 hours."

The writers were Julia McKinnell, Leslie Anthony, Paul Ruiterman and Mitch Rhodes. The directors were Bush, Stephanie Reesor, Laurin Kyle-Boyle, and Gillie Easdon. Actors included Lithena Ebermon, Cheryl Massey, Sean Richmond, John Hewson, Andrew Pilliar, Bronwen Thorburn, Crystal Sevigny, Angie Nolan, Tim Allix, Rhiannon Rees, and Danielle Cook, Christian Kessner. Kristie Nicole, Al Innis were stage and tech support.

"Every skit was full of sexual innuendo, drugs and debauchery. It was a truly disgusting display of the Whistler lifestyle and I'm proud to call this place my home," said Bush.

What a plug for series two. Interested parties can e-mail: bushwoman@look.ca.

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