*Scene from A Day At The Java Shop & Greyhound Bus Depot (video shot by April Watson)
Crazy locals, a pair of robbers and Johnny Cash walk into a coffee shop…
You won’t have to wait any longer for the punchline as the Warman Scared Scriptless Players take to the stage for its production of A Day at the Java Shop & Greyhound Bus Depot (March 16 – 18, 2018) at the Brian King Centre.
When she first read the play, director April Watson knew this Canadian made play was a perfect fit for the community theatre. “This is a snapshot of small town life, something we can all recognize here on the prairies,” says Watson. “This is a show that will give the audience a taste of nostalgia and a chance to sing-along to their favorite Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline tunes.”
“This is a show that will give the audience a taste of nostalgia and a chance to sing-along to their favorite Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline tunes.”
The play, written by Roger Cosgrove, is set in the 1960s and based on a true story. Regulars at a the java shop are going about their usual business when the day is interrupted by a pair of robbers set on tunneling under the shop to rob the bank next door. When Johnny Cash’s tour bus breaks down while passing through town, nothing goes according to plan.
This show is a milestone for the company as well. It’s the 10th production to hit the stage and boasts the largest cast and crew to date. Madison Friesen is new to the Warman Scared Scriptless Players this year. She lives in Warman and says the productions give the whole community a chance to be involved in the arts.
“Most of what we do in Warman is sports related but the Scared Scriptless Players give a chance for our community to be a part of and enjoy theatre performance.” Friesen says, “Most of us are trapped behind desks at our day jobs, this is a chance to express ourselves in ways we don’t in everyday life. It’s nice to just live a little.”
Part of the whole Warman Scared Scriptless Players experience is the fun and food. This time around coffee shop favorites like sliders, donuts and ice cream will be served.
It’s a chance to celebrate community theatre and enjoy a few laughs with the family. Tickets are $40 and can be you can find out more by clicking on this link.