With one month to go before the February 20th event, we are excited to share the full line-up of scenes and actors who will perform with our local celebrities for our second annual So You Think You Can Act fun fundraiser. Not only are the scenes all about family dysfunction, but they are extremely entertaining. We promise lots of laughts! In addition, we have a great mix of local actors performing opposite our media, music, comedy and sports stars.
Jenna Khan (Breakfast Television) and Nan Fewchuk
Risk Everything by George F. Walker
Her mother is being pursued by a violent low-life she stole money from and in order to help her Denise has to get past the fact that her mother had her child apprehended by children’s services.
Jon Ljungberg (Comedian) and Samantha Walters
Burnin’ Love by Sharon Bajer
This play by Winnipeg favorite Bajer premiered at PTE in 2011 and in our excerpt an Elvis impersonator ends up in purgatory where he meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Marcy Markusa (CBC Radio) and Jane Burpee
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
This amazing play ran at the RMTC Warehouse last year to raves and we can’t wait to see Jane Burpee as the overbearing mother to dowdy Ivy played by Marcy Markusa.
Ron Paley (Ron Paley Big Band) and Tyhr Trubiak
The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe
Last year’s hit play at PTE by local playwright Chafe. Ernie is recovering from a stroke with the help of the son he abandoned as a child – if only he can find the words to piece his life back together.
Kerri Salki (102.3 Clear FM) and Cheryl Gensiorek
Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor
Agnes has returned from Toronto to her small east coast home to be with her mother for her final days, but has to contend with both her pious sister and her past.
Desiree Scott (Olympic Bronze Medalist) and Connie Manfredi
Maggie’s Getting Married by Norm Foster
Maggie has finally met the man of her dreams and as the wedding nears she hopes her sister won’t once again steal her guy.
Jeff Stoughton (World Champion Curler) and Claire Thomas
The Norbals by Brian Drader
Danny and Penelope are hosting Christmas, but have to be sure to accommodate the beliefs of all family members including Buddhism, Judaism and atheism.
Tickets are just $25 and include a wine reception! Buy them before they sell out at – http://sarasvati.ca/season/sytyca/.