Doc's Holiday a Hit
After many hours of memorizing lines, set preparation, rehearsals and late nights, the cast and crew of SBC’s Doc’s Holiday, can finally relax and know that their hard work was appreciated by all who attended the four performances.
The Thursday evening performance was put on for the staff, faculty and students of the college. The two performances on Friday included a matinee where local school groups were invited to attend, in addition to the public performance in the evening. A Saturday afternoon matinee wrapped up the performances. Over 700 people took in the four performances with the biggest draw being the Friday evening performance. The drama made the audience laugh while demonstrating the need to have compassion on those who are led into our lives.
Adrian Millar played the character of Doc, a man with a huge heart to all those who come to his home. In spite of his generosity of time, Doc struggles personally in his relationship with his son, played by Elliot Penner. Together, they learn what it means to reach out and help others as a team. Shane Dyck, Chantelle Giesbrecht, and Stephanie Holte all added humour to the show with their characters. Malcolm Munore added a “minister’s” view of the situation, providing insight and humour alongside Millar’s character. Jonathan Coutts, Sarah Barkman and Ruth Barker rounded out the cast as a family fighting to stay together during the holiday season. Doc’s Holiday was directed by Richard Klassen who operates Candlewick Productions out of Morden, Manitoba. Well done to all those involved in putting on the play!
by Nikki Friesen