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Prince Rupert Secondary drama department hosts Dessert Theatre

Patrick Morrison and Matthew Wigmore starred in “Writer’s Block”, one of the two plays that was showcased on Sunday at PRSS Dessert Theatre - Martina Perry photo
Patrick Morrison and Matthew Wigmore starred in “Writer’s Block”, one of the two plays that was showcased on Sunday at PRSS Dessert Theatre
— image credit: Martina Perry photo

Over the weekend, the PRSS Drama Department hosted Dessert Theatre at the Lester Centre of the Arts where people attending enjoyed hilarious plays and delicious desserts.

The first play of the evening was Stephen Gregg’s “Wake-up Call”, a production that won PRSS the provincial spot at the Northwest Zone Drama Festival, as well as receiving Best Sound, and Best Acting Awards. “Wake-up Call” is about Jim (played by Gregory Miller), a teenager who is having difficulties distinguishing reality from his dreams. Jim repeatedly wakes up in two different locations where odd occurrences are taking place.

The first location is his girlfriend Rochelle’s (played by Angelica Jesser) bedroom, where after the couple exchange “I love you”, she tries to convince him to help her poison her father (played by Josh Tooke, who was awarded with best male supporting actor for his performance).

The second location Jim keeps waking up in is his bedroom, where he’s experience some odd behavior from his mother (played by Caitlund Catherall, who received the award for best female actor in a main role) who keeps trying to seduce him, and his own personal chorus (consisting of Rhianna Rimmer, Andrea Apollos and Shanna Repole).

During the intermission people could sample the yummy homemade desserts students and their families baked to be put up for silent auction, as well as test their luck on the 50/50 boards.

PRSS Alumni Jessica Feser wrote “Writer’s Block” which was the second performance of the evening.

“Writer’s Block” is an absolutely hilarious play, which won “Best Physical Comedy” at zones, about Marnie (played by Naomi Vandermeer), a teenaged girl who is having issues finishing a school assignment. With the help of her friend Terry (played by Natasha Dover), Marnie creates a story about Antonio (played by Matthew Wigmore), a prince on a quest for love. Shortly after Antonio meets and falls for Sophie (played by Georgia Riddell), he must rescue her from Villain (played by Gregory Miller) after she is kidnapped.

Antonio teams up with Garrett, or “Sidekick” (played by Patrick Morrison) who also wants to get revenge on Villain for the death of his father.

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