Monday, April 29, 2019
A Purrfect case of gender bending
I'm always happy to have directors creatively cast my plays. After all, it comes with the territory.
Schools and community theaters don't always get the right mix of actors -- or even a sufficient number of actors -- at auditions, so they're often forced to combine roles or change the gender of the roles they're casting.
And sometimes they do it just for the fun of it.
That's the case with the Sheeptown Players Drama Society (love that name!) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. They're performing The Purrfect Crime May 10 and 11 and, as this article in the Fort Saskatchewan Record makes clear, they're having a ball.
"We have a gentleman playing a female cat. We have a guy who is playing a female lawyer. We have a woman playing a male butler," executive director Stuart McGowan says. "This isn't the first time our group has bent the gender bar, but we are getting into it as much as possibly can."
Make you wonder what they'd do with Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.
Break legs, everybody. I'm glad you're having fun.