Lights will shine bright on the Swift Current Comprehensive High School stage next week for their upcoming production of A Wrinkle In Time.
Based off the book of the same name, the show will be presented from November 22nd through to the 25th.
Cast member Jorja Yates, says the production tells the story of Meg Murry a 13-year-old girl whose father is missing. Along with her younger brother Charles Wallace, the two embark on a giant adventure.
Yates says that this particular production is very ensemble based with a lot of dancing and a lot of choreography. Funnily enough the show is not a musical. This will be Yates fourth production but the first in which she has taken on a larger role. She provides details on what audiences can expect to see.
"They can expect a very entertaining and different play from what we have done in the past few years. A play that you are always going to find little details in. Let's say you come back and watch it again; you'll always find something new in the play that you didn't find before."
Over 90 students are involved with the production which has been in rehearsals since early September.
In regard to the choreography aspect of the show, Yates says this was a bit of a challenge due to the fact that they have a lot of actors involved with the show and getting everyone to cooperate and work together required a lot of trust and teamwork.
Similar to last year's production, A Wrinkle In Time will feature a double cast which Yates says adds to the experience. She says audiences will be getting two different performances from two different sets of actors.
Also taking to the stage will be Brandon Siemens who will be taking on the role of Calvin. Siemens has been involved with the comp drama program since the 8th grade when he appeared in The Sound Of Music.
In regards to this most recent production, Siemens says it is very audience interactive and through that process it breaks the fourth wall.
Siemens reflects on how this upcoming production stands out from the others he's performed in.
"I think this was a lot different because of our ensemble. Our ensemble, they are always on the stage. They control the props, they control the set and everything but they are on stage at the same time being a part of the play and acting. The whole play, every aspect of it is live so that is really really cool."
Similarly to Yates, Siemens says the rehearsal process was challenging but they have made alot of progress and come a long way from where they once were. He says it was a difficult hurdle to jump with so many people on the stage at the same time but he feels as though they have executed it well.
Shaun Spence, Scott Derksen and Nancy Bridal are directing the production and working along side technical director Riley Sharp. Sound and lights for the production will be in the hands of Stefan Rumple and Erica Pasley and Kristen Simonsen will be in charge of costumes and props.
Performances will be taking place at the high school with doors opening at 6:30 and the show starting at 7pm. Tickets re currently available at Pharmasave.