First, to what should be no one's surprise, the mainstage production of Writers' Runaround, originally scheduled for February, then April, then June, has been further postponed and is now slated to open Regina Little Theatre's 2021-22 season on September 29... pandemic willing.
This is particularly disappointing, not only because it finally establishes that there will be no live performances in the 2020-21 season, but because those involved with Writers' Runaround have been faithfully engaged in virtual rehearsals over Zoom ever since last November. Their dedication is much appreciated.
However, there is performing activity under way regardless. The Spring One-Acts Cabaret, which would normally be held in early May, is being transformed into a Virtual One-Acts Cabaret of three short plays that will be presented via Zoom near the end of May.
The three plays are:
written and directed by Terry Bell
A story of role-playing gamers and the characters they have created
written by Sue Cooke and directed by Brad McDougall
In which four lonely seniors visit the zoo and find a connection that resolves and reconciles their prejudice and ignorance
Sorry, Wrong Number
the classic 1943 radio play by Lucille Fletcher and directed by Nora Berg
a tale of suspense revolving around a bedridden woman who discovers a murder plot over the telephone
All three plays will devote at least the first few weeks of rehearsals to Zoom meetings.
Confirmed performance dates and other details, when ready, will be announced on the RLT Website and social media channels.