Nose Creek Players bring locally written romantic comedy to life on stage
By: Allison Chorney
| Posted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 11:28 am
Airdrie’s local community theatre group the Nose Creek Players are bringing laughs and acceptance of being single with the premier of The Courtship of Sarah Chandler at Bert Church Live Theatre April 3 to 5.
The play is about one couple and one almost couple, according to writer and Nose Creek Player member Kim Cheel.
The story centres on lovebirds Penny and Paul who become engaged but Penny doesn’t want to tie the knot until her good friend, and perpetually single woman, Sarah Chandler has somebody of her own. So Penny and Paul conspire to get Sarah together with Rick.
“I see elements of myself in just about any character I write,” Cheel said.
She added she, like Sarah, is at that stage of life where all her friends seem to be settling down and getting married. Cheel said sometimes when you’re at that stage in life and you aren’t on the path to marriage, people can inadvertently put pressure on you to conform and get on the formulaic path of marriage and babies.
However, she said it’s OK to not want that in your life and she hopes the romantic comedy of The Courtship of Sarah Chandler will help portray that to audiences.
“It’s OK. You don’t have to feel like a total loser. You can do a lot in your life without a partner,” Cheel said.
Cheel has been an active member of the Nose Creek Players for about four years and has written a few one-act plays but this is her first full-length production.
The play features the talents of Cheel along with Robin McKrittrick, Warren Jones and Jennifer Wudrich, all locals and members of the Nose Creek Players.
Tickets to the play are $22.50 and are available at nosecreekplayers.com by clicking on the Get Your Tickets link.
The doors open at 7 p.m. for all three nights the show runs. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s local talent that has been praised for their work when they go to festivals,” Cheel said of the Nose Creek Players. “We are a huge part of the community. Come out and enjoy.”