A photo from the Liberty Hall Dinner Theatre production of “Million Dollar Meatballs” in 2020. (Photo submitted)

A photo from the Liberty Hall Dinner Theatre production of “Million Dollar Meatballs” in 2020. (Photo submitted)

Live theatre returns to Rimbey in March

Tickets for Liberty Hall Dinner Theatre go on sale Feb. 12, 2022.

After two years of no productions, the thespians of Rimbey will get the opportunity to perform in front a crowd.

The 27th Liberty Hall Dinner Theatre Production will be opening Mar. 18, 2022, and running three successive weekends.

This year’s show is How I Met Your Mummy by playwright Todd Wallinger.

In Wallinger’s farcical comedy, a museum is about to unveil their latest find to the world as three separate groups try to steal it.

According to the official plot synopsis of the play, the only line of defence between the mummy and the would-be thieves is “the world’s most cowardly security guard” who finds himself on his first night on the job.

Audiences can find out who is successful in their quest for control of the mummy by getting tickets to one of six dinner-theatre performances when they go on sale Feb. 12.

Mummy will open just over two years after the last play hosted by Liberty Dinner Theatre Closed in 2020, two weeks before the world shut down with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As usual, the dinner theatre meal will be provided by the Springdale Ladies Club, according to Jensen.

Being as the effects of the pandemic are still lingering Jensen isn’t sure how ticket sales will go, but is optimistic.

“It’s hard to say,” said Jensen.“I think people are wanting to get out there.”

Jensen did note that the province’s Restriction Exemption Program will be in effect for the performances, which means attendees will need to show a vaccine code or a negative rapid test to attend.

The Liberty Hall Dinner Theatre usually opens their shows in February, however the group got a late start for the 2022 season as they were initially not going to run a show this year.

“We met back in the fall and figured we would wait another year,” said Jensen.

“The more we thought about it, we decided to go ahead. We had to go ahead and move on. We had to make money somehow.”

Tickets will be available at Rimbey TV from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 12, or by calling Joey Jensen at 403-963-4371.

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