For their 10th anniversary, the Cawston Players will be presenting the production Dry Streak.
The hilarious and heartfelt comedy about life on the farm is centered around Peter Richards (played by Bob McAtamney), a hard-bitten farmer, and his son’s vegetarian girlfriend (played by Jenna Sipponen).
It is a tenuous relationship only made worse when Kate makes a rash promise to help bring much needed rain to the dry Saskatchewan farming community during a drinking session at a local bar.
After months of unrelenting heat, dust and the endless complaints of everyone around her, Kate promises to run naked through the streets of the two if the drought will break.
Rough and ready Denise Smith (played by Dominique Dupuis) is a hockey mom with a plan to save the local rink by selling tickets to the end the drought event that features Kate running naked down main street.
Stirring the pot is Mayor Rob Armstrong (played by Dave Cursons) who is also the town newspaper man, insurance broker and self-promoter.
Olive Richards (played by Holly Hart) is a patient and determined farm wife ready to broaden her horizons and broaden they do in this comic romp.
“The play is a rollicking comedy combined with a serious look at a farming community, family relationships and an outsider trying to fit in to her boyfriend’s family,” said Marilyn Bergen, publicity administrator for the Cawston Players.
Dry Streak is the first play written by Leeann Minogue, who grew up in rural Saskatchewan.
Advanced tickets for Dry Streak are available at the Cawston Market Place of Similkameen Agencies in Keremeos for $10.
All performances take place at the Cawston Hall commencing at 7:30 p.m. from March 30 to April 1.
Door sales start at 7 p.m.