Stage North’s comedy Take 5 opens tonight

The show is about everything that can go wrong on an opening night of a theatre show. For instance, it opens with both stage hands stumbling in and moving furniture, unaware that there is a patient audience watching them. From there on in, anything that can go wrong does, and the audience gets a behind the scenes look at what really goes through actors’ heads.

Perhaps one of the most interesting stories in the show isn’t even shown on stage. Halfway through the rehearsal process, Stage North lost their home rehearsal hall, and the group was forced to look for a new spot, eventually landing in the high school drama room.

The play is also Stage North’s entrance into the Performing Arts Festival, happening May 16 – 18. There, it will compete with two other local plays for a chance to represent the Peace River North Zone at the B.C. Mainstage, a province-wide acting festival.

The show runs tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office, or by calling 250 785 1992.