When Betty returns home from a business trip and walks in to see her husband dancing with a blow-up doll she gets upset.
Her husband tries to explain what is going on, but it doesn’t go well. Rob calls his brother Greg and his wife Betty goes to Greg’s wife Cheryl for support.
In the end, the fallout from the situation ends up bringing everyone closer together. Audience members can witness how events unfold during the Yellow Point Drama Group’s presentation of Buying the Moose.
The play, written by Canadian playwright Michael Wilmot, examines differences in how men and women communicate with each other and misunderstandings that can arise.
“It’s such a fun story … people will really enjoy it,” said Gordon McInnis, director of the play.
“It’s a fun script to do,” he said.
He said one of the highlights for him as the director is working with a new group of people and watching them blossom.
Before tackling the play he does an analysis of it with the cast. The group works on creating back stories for the characters so everyone is on the same page as to how the play will progress.
“It’s the telling of the story. This is always the biggest challenge,” said McInnis.
Lynnia Clark plays Betty in the play, Torry Clark plays Rob, Mike Cooper plays Greg and Maureen Molyneaux plays Cheryl.
Buying the Moose premiers Thursday (April 7) at the Cedar Community Hall, located at 2388 Cedar Rd., at 7:30 p.m.
“Come prepared to laugh,” said McInnis.
The play runs April 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 29 and 30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
There is a matinee April 30 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth and are available at the door or by calling 250-245-7516.