Jim Dinwoodie (left) and Vance Potter act in SOAP Theatre’s upcoming production of Lawrence & Holloman, showing at the Venables Theatre in Oliver on April 26-28 and May 3-4. (Contributed photo)
By Nathan Linders
Special to the Times
SOAP Theatre is nearly ready to present their third and final production of the 2018-19 season.
The cast and crew of Lawrence & Holloman, working under the direction of veteran SOAP director Trevor Leigh, are putting the final touches on this great presentation.
Lawrence & Holloman, written by Canadian playwright Morris Panych, is a “buddy story” with a new take and a comedic twist which premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto on April 28, 1998.
Lawrence (Vance Potter), a loud and overconfident optimist befriends Holloman (Jim Dinwoodie), a quiet coworker. Everything seems to be going Lawrence’s way, but as the story progresses his luck takes a turn.
Not a single word is wasted in this script as the playwright seems to pose the question “What happens when irresistible optimism meets immovable nihilism?”
Fans of dark comedy will be thrilled to learn of Panych’s solution during the run of this production at Oliver’s gorgeous Frank Venables Theatre at the end of the month.
Lawrence & Holloman opens at the end of April with performances April 26, 27 and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee April 28 at 2 p.m.
Reserved tickets are available online at www.venablestheatre.ca, at the ticket office at 6100 Gala St., or by phone 250-498-1626. Tickets are also available at Your Dollar Store With More in Osoyoos. Purchase early for best selection and a discount from the door price.
SOAP Theatre is also staging an additional performance at the Theatre BC OZone Drama Festival to be held this year in Salmon Arm on Thursday, May 23. This entry represents SOAP Theatre’s fourth year participating in this cultural event which is held all over the province.