Tsawwassen’s Beau Han Bridge and Shelby Satterthwaite are playing the main characters in Molly Misbegotten, the latest production from Bridge’s Midtwenties Theatre Society.
Bridge, 24, who wrote the play, decided to have multiple directors work on the project. He says he wants to encourage collaboration with his theatre company.
“They all bring their own type of style,” he says.
Satterthwaite, 19, says it’s been good getting different perspectives on the characters and storyline.
“It’s been really cool working with a bunch of different directors,” she says.
With multiple people providing different ideas, you can pick and choose which ones fit best and make the most sense for your character, she explains.
The play is described as an “intimate coming-of-age drama” that explores themes ranging from mental illness, regret, loneliness, love and the difficulties of accepting a less-than-ideal society.
Bridge plays Elijah while Satterthwaite plays Molly, Elijah’s girlfriend.
Bridge, who’s also an independent filmmaker, aims to address plays that are less explored in the theatre scene with Midtwenties Theatre Society and also focus on plays that can’t easily fit into specific genres.
Molly Misbegotten marks the third play for the company.
The play will be staged at Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr., Vancouver. There are preview performances tonight and Friday while opening night is set for Saturday. The play continues its run May 15 to 19. Show times are 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 and available online at www.mtstheatre.com.