Weather puts damper on steampunk romance
Tonight's (July 20) presentation of Love's Labour's Lost in Pitt Meadows will be cancelled if rain continues to fall.
The Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is praying for sunshine and hoping for a break in the clouds by show time at 8 p.m.
The steampunk version of William Shakespeare’s comedy opened Wednesday in Spirit Square.
Today the set is covered in tarps.
"We're going to keep an eye on the weather and see how it goes," said director Sharon Malone.
If it keeps raining, the show won't go ahead as planned. If the rain stops, curtains will open at 8 p.m. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7 p.m.
Love's Labour's Lost tells the tale of King Ferdinand of Navarre, who decrees that he and his three noble companions – Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville – must devote themselves to three years of study and swear off women during the pursuit.
The oath, however, falters when the Princess of France arrives at the city’s gates, with her entourage of lovely ladies, to settle a land deal gone bad.
Far from being coy, dainty lasses, the princess and her friends are feisty airship pirates in this Emerald Pig production, who arrive on a 20-foot-long dirigible, or “lighter-than-air” craft, toting ray guns and armour.
In addition to its lyrical dialogue, Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of a few Bard plays that strays from the usual ending. There’s isn’t a marriage, or tragedy - just hope.
• Emerald Pig will update the status of tonight's production on their website emeraldpig.ca. In the meantime, pray to the Sun God.
Bard on the Bandstand
Love’s Labour’s Lost plays July 19 to July 22 in Pitt Meadows’ Spirit Square and July 26-29 at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Bring a lawn chair and blanket and donation for the food bank. Shows are free.