This past weekend the Patricia Players caused a scene at the Cochenour Hall and again this year, as a handful of audience members found out, nobody was safe.
The annual production, put on by almost two dozen cast members and crew, was a sold-out event that brought more than 300 people out for two nights of giggles. This year the show was brought together by the theme of “television”.
Taking popular shows and adding a local twist, the audience was treated to the humorous predictions of Swami on the “Tonight Show”, local “PPTV News”, bear hunting with the “RLPD Blue”, bar-hopping with the girls of “Hot in Golden” and an anatomy lesson with “Leave it to Beaver”.
Performances were supplemented by the musical styling’s of Stan Laevens, Agathe Breton-Plouffe, Rihkee Strap, Debbie Carlin, Janet Hager and Rhona Karschti, some of who were also contestants on Red Lake’s “The Voice”.
Audience members were nervous both nights as random names from the crowd were called to join cast members on stage. Mark Vermette and Dan Masse were contestants on Nov. 9 and Ian Russell and Neil Badiuk joined the cast on Nov. 10 each as “The Price is Wrong” contestants, who were all visibly relieved when they failed to guess the correct price of local items to move on to the showcase showdown.
After three hours of laughs the cast and crew took the stage for their final bows and to offer up their thanks to those who were involved in set design, costume and makeup, ticket sales, food preparation, and their faithful audience who braved worsening weather conditions to fill the hall.