Veronica’s Room closes drama fest in Alberni

Jana MacFarlane and Heidi Ridgway light up the stage in the Rivercity Players’ adaptation of Veronica’s Room which closes the North Island Zone Drama Festival this Friday at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni.

The Rivercity Players’ production of Veronica’s Room wraps up a week of plays for the North Island Zone Drama Festival at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni.

The play received  accolades when it played in Campbell River; tonight (Friday, May 27) at 7:30 p.m. it will be adjudicated just like five others have been this week.

In Veronica’s Room, a thriller written by Ira Levin in 1973, performers Tim Myerscough and Heidi Ridgway are transformed by the makeup stylings of Michele Nylander and her assistant, Narinder Sandhu, into the seemingly lovable couple of John and Maureen Mackey.

The older couple convince the young couple, played by actors David Tayler and Jana MacFarlane, to come back to see a photo of a dead girl, Veronica, who they knew and think the young girl (MacFarlane) looks like.

After the young couple accepts the invitation, they become trapped in an unexpected situation that leads to a dramatic ending.

The Rivercity Players—just like the other Island amateur theatre groups from Port Alberni, Courtenay, Qualicum and Parksville—are vying for top honours at the zone drama festival; a win  would them to Kamloops for a chance at the provincial mainstage.

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