The Wild, Wild Quest political satire Friday night at Op, Aug. 22-23 Huntsville United
GRAVENHURST — Rotarians got a sneak peak at Friday night’s theatre production of The Wild, Wild Quest when stars Roger Bird and Robin Clipsham made an impromptu pitch to guest speaker Dragon’s Den investor Jim Treliving.
They want him to invest in their “worm business” — but that’s another story for another day.
Meanwhile, a giant Ontario earwig goes on a quest for politicians’ good judgment in their new political satire playing at the Gravenhurst Opera House on Friday, Aug. 15 — the following weekend at the UnitedChurch in Huntsville.
Written by Bird, this comedy is a Muskoka production, starring Clipsham, of Bracebridge, and Bird of Gravenhurst, with direction by S. Derek Shelly of Huntsville.
The Wild, Wild Quest follows the lives of marina-lodge workers Jimmy J. and Delores Day as they work their way through the worlds of mascots, scandals and celebrity.
Two six-year-old lodge guests, a pair of local newspaper reporters and two radio show hosts join Jimmy and Delores on stage. Clipsham and Bird play all eight characters.
“It’s not fair to paint all politicians with the same brush,” said Bird, “but there are a number of political names in the news who could use a refresher on good judgment. This is it.”
“It is a great honour to be working with both Robin and Roger on this production,” said Shelly. “Their professionalism makes my efforts very enjoyable.”
The Wild, Wild Quest is a full-length sequel to Bird’s 2004 political comedy I Can’t See Too Good, where a giant Ontario earwig found Iraq’s Weapon of Mass Destruction that George W. Bush could not find.
Tickets for The Wild, Wild Quest are $20 and available at the Gravenhurst Opera House box office, by calling 705-687-5550 or at www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com.
Showtime Friday is 8 pm, and the ticket price includes “a piece of pie” at intermission, generously sponsored by The Bakery and Tastebuds, both of Gravenhurst.
The show moves to Huntsville on the next weekend, playing at Trinity United Church Hall on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available at Treasures and Trophies in Huntsville, and through the TrinityUnitedChurch office (705-789-5660).
But, sorry, pie will not be served at the Huntsville shows.
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