Cambie students to perform “Crazytown” comedy for Richmondites

A comedy that was put together by a group of students from Cambie secondary will be shown to the public next week.

Crazytown, written by New York-based playwright Jonathan Rand, is a series of vignettes about funny and unusual things, which take place in a town called Crazytown.

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“A highly incompetent news team will take the audience on a tour of what Crazytown is all about,” said Megan Preston, drama teacher at the school.

“It is the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room, where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum to the elementary school reserved for a heated political debate.”

The show is an extracurricular activity, according to Preston, who had 32 students from Grade 8 to 12 rehearsing and crafting after school since November, including 12 actors who play 60 different characters.

“We have a lighting designer, Kelvin Lui, who graduated from Cambie eight years ago, and a set designer, Charlene Puche, who graduated five years ago,” said Preston.

“They came back to work on the show. The costume designer was a fellow teacher, June Sanders. It really takes a village to produce a big show.”

The school produces one large show with students annually, and aims to exercise students’ acting skills, confidence and commitment to a large project.

"It really is a community of dedicated performers working towards a goal...Our goals are always to be as professional as possible, in our unique little space," said Preston.

“It’s a funny piece, I know people are really going to enjoy it.”

Crazytown will show at Cambie secondary from Feb. 27 to March 1 starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students.

For tickets, contact 604-668-6430 or email MPreston@sd38.bc.ca.

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