A group of locals is involved in an upcoming co-production of three one-act comedies about love and life at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Ladner's Tracy-Lynn Chernaske, Joe Hinks and Taryn Kleeband, along with Tsawwassen's Darcey Meredith, are all involved with These Three Things, says Chernaske.
She is directing Wiser, a one-man show featuring Hinks, who also wrote the play.
"It's like a world premiere. Nobody's ever seen it before," says Chernaske.
The character is stuck between a decision he has to make on whether to approach a woman that he sees, Chernaske explains.
"In his mind he's gone on two very different paths that could either go very well for him or it could go horribly wrong and they could make each other miserable."
A unique twist to Wiser is the use of many umbrellas to help tell the story. Chernaske says it was kind a different way to approach things and it has been an interesting process.
Kleeband is directing Acrobats, a show about a married couple who are doing an acrobatic routine and all the while deciding whether or not to get divorced while performing. Meredith is acting in Acrobats. There will be some actual acrobatics, Chernaske notes.
"It's very, very physical. It's not your typical theatre show."
Post-It's (Notes on a Marriage) is told through notes a couple has written to each other and shows their life together from dating, getting married to growing old together.
These Three Things is being co-produced by Standing Room Only Theatre and The Page Theatre. Chernaske and Hinks are two of the three founding members of Standing Room Only. Hinks thinks patrons will revel in seeing the familiar sights and sounds of relationship troubles.
"Experiencing the extreme ups and extreme downs of a relationship is definitely something that most people can identify with," he says in a press release. "And what will really draw people to see These Three Things is that we are able to show these extremes of life in a way that only theatre can."
These Three Things runs at the Waterfront Theatre from July 24 to 27. It will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students. Opening night is two for $25 and Sunday's matinee is $15 for all tickets. Tickets are at the door and online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/721123.
For more information, visit www.thesethreethingsproduction.com.