One Act Series
Portal Players Dramatic Society presents a diverse evening of one act performances: three shows in one memorable evening, produced by Chris Arthurs.
"Zelda: the Last Flapper" stars local favourite Debra Hamilton, last seen in "The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls" and is directed by Brent Ronning. "Zelda" is Zelda Fitzgerald, best known for being the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. However, she was also a writer herself, and William Luce's script provides a retrospective of Zelda's fascinating life using Mrs Fitzgerald's writings as its source material. The play takes place in the sanatorium in which Zelda spent the last years of her life. She arrives for a therapy session only to discover that her psychiatrist has cancelled her appointment, so, alone in his office, Zelda plays both doctor and patient as she relives her past with a passionate compulsion. Zelda rebelled against her Southern aristocratic parents to marry F. Scott Fitzgerald, which ended with her husband committing her to an asylum. Debra Hamilton captures the spirit of this repressed artist and author and early feminist, who flickered dimly in her husband's limelight while the happiness she searched for eluded her.
Carrerra Schoroeder and Cody Taylor direct themselves in the short play "Smoke Scenes", by Nick Zagone. This comedic piece showcases the versatile talents of these two long-time members of Portal Players. Taylor and was last seen in "Reefer Madness", while Schroeder was last seen on our stage in "The Rocky Horror Show". This segment carries a warning for some strong language.
Finally, Portal Players is proud to present Jason Titian's "The Birth of Releasing Light Kreations". This is an opportunity for those who missed the production when it was first presented at the Alberni Valley Fringe Festival in June. Titian is a well-known Nuu-chah-nulth sculptor, and this show is a one-man theatrical performance where Titian is impersonating different characters with impressive papier-mâché masks he made himselfwho are leading him on a spiritual journey toward inner peace though his life experiences. "This presentation is a deep monologue of the Spirit who guides every being to achieve greater spirituality in their lifetime, answering troubling questions each of us might have. Through each event in life, we are guided but we have to be able to listen to the sometimes-faint messages murmured by the Spirit", says Titian. Through this storytelling, Titian wants to show and share the Nuu-chuh-nulth cultural diversity and to share his aboriginal culture and spirit.
Advance tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (Monday Thursday, 3 pm 7 pm), at the Rollin Art Centre, and online at www.atthecapitol.org for $10. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. The One Act Series will run at the Capitol Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights, November 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm. Lounge opens at 6:30 pm.
The Capitol Theatre (View)
4904 Argyle St
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V7
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|