Culture Featured Post — 18 May 2012

Jennifer Thurbide

Twenty-six cast members took to the stage at the Ear Falls Legion for a three night performance of Theatre 105 from May 3-5, 2012 which celebrated the 25th show for the local stage performers. The show entitled “Everything Old is New again” included premier “skits, jokes, songs and dance” said Jean Robinson, who has been at the helm of all 25 productions over the last 24 years.

“We started 25 shows ago – one year we did two shows because it was Ear Fall’s anniversary so we did two shows that year,” described Robinson last week while discussing the history of the group “We started in the Hydro Hall and then it got too small there so we moved to the Legion. [The show] is a community theatre, any adults that want to be in it can be in it – we quite often have teenagers and once in a while we have children.”

Along with the growing cast Robinson recognized long-serving members Jim Desmarais and Rudy Prokesch who have also been part of the production for the past 25 shows and said this year’s performance saw actors recycling some old material along with some new songs and new jokes. “We used a lot of the old skits – a lot of the actors saying here we are still at it with new material.”

The three night performance brought out a packed house for three nights and sold out tickets to the Ladies Auxiliary fundraising dinner before Saturday’s performance.

Speaking to the Northern Sun News last week, Mayor Kevin Kahoot described the production as great for the community noting “Theatre 105 is truly an annual event that makes the residents of Ear Falls feel like family.”

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