Bentley dinner theatre returns with farce

It is back — the Bentley Library Society dinner theatre that is.

After taking a year off because the theatre troupe they usually had wanted a break, the society of volunteers is proud to once again offer the public the chance to attend a dinner theatre extravaganza locally at the Blindman Valley Ag Centre.

The date for the society’s sixth dinner theatre is April 16. The date was changed from the fall to the springtime back in 2009.

This year the play being performed by the Theatre Didsbury cast and crew is Anyone For Breakfast? by Derek Benfield.

It is a full-length farce comedy first published in 2007. There is one set with many doors and lots of comings and goings so timing for the actors is of the essence.

Troupe director Derek Lewis says it is about “good clean infidelity” and explained they like the style of Benfield and have fun performing his works. “There is not enough laughter in this world and we want to make people laugh,” he says. Two other Benfield plays have been performed in Bentley.

There will be some familiar faces returning with the troupe and two new actors not seen in Bentley before.

For more info contact Arlene Tanasiuk at (403)748-4429.

Volunteers to help set up and decorate, take tickets, tend bar, and take down would be much appreciated. If you or your friends can help out please indicate so to Arlene.

Tickets are to be pre-paid so the caterer can be notified ahead with numbers attending.

Once again tables of eight can be reserved for those who want to sit together. All other tickets are rush seating.

The semi-formal adult fundraising event will start with a cocktail hour/cash bar, followed by a fully catered supper before the featured live theatrical performance.

There will be an intermission part way through the two-hour production.

All proceeds after expenses will go to the Bentley Library Society for the Bentley Municipal Library and its many programs.