Su Wolfe as Brigit and Tony Loyer as Robert rehearse a scene from the new production of Happy Birthday.

Su Wolfe as Brigit and Tony Loyer as Robert rehearse a scene from the new production of Happy Birthday.

ONTS presents comedic farce

Happy Birthday filled with deceptions and misunderstandings.

Mission’s Opening Nite Theatre Society is working hard on the second half of ira season.

Happy Birthday, a farce by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Beverly Cross and directed by Nate Drury, is hitting the stage March 4-20.

A comedy of errors, deceptions and misunderstandings, Happy Birthday takes place in the late 1960s, in a little country cottage where the feckless Bernard has invited his mistress to stay for the night – with his wife still in the house.

Bernard is convinced that with the reluctant help of his best friend he can pull the wool over his wife’s eyes, but she’s busy trying to trick him, as she is having an affair with Bernard’s best friend.

Throw in a maid who is mistaken for a mistress, and the whole thing is laughs from start to finish. Tickets to Happy Birthday are $15, and are available at openingnitetheatre.com/boxoffice, ontstickets@hotmail.com, or at the door.

 

Auditions:

ONTS is also holding auditions on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian, a drama by Gary Owen, directed by Camille Atebe.

Needed are three women, from late teens to early 60s, and two young men, late teens to mid-20s. All actors must be able to do a British accent. Anyone who wishes to audition but cannot make it to the audition times can email Camille at openingnitetheatre@hotmail.com to set up an alternative audition time.

Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian runs April 29 to May 15, and will be entered into the Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival.