Classic farce with missed chances, twists

Ridge Christian stages 1930s comedy Oh Promise Me

staff reporter

Barry Hollis, a Princeton graduate, has just inherited his father’s fortune. Barry meets and falls in love with Gladys Vance.

He persuades his aunt to invite Gladys for a visit. Another note goes to Patsie Linder, old flame of Barry’s, saying it’s all over. Alas, the notes get mixed! Patsie arrives and threatens a breach of promise suit unless Barry marries her. But he can’t marry her if he’s already married. so he gets the butler’s daughter to pretend to be his wife. Into this situation marches Gladys and now Barry must use all his charm and wit to find a way through all the girls, all the money and the baby – yes baby.

The cast includes three graduating students:  Graeme Miller, Emily Beckett and Katelynn Wiersma who has recently been accepted to the prestigious American Academy of the Dramatic Arts in New York.

Set in the 1930’s Oh Promise Me is a classic farce full of missed chances, silly twists and a hilarious group of characters.

The students of Maple Ridge Christian School are putting this play up for one weekend only from May 8-10.  Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30  p.m. matinee on Saturday May 10.  The school is located at 12130 203rd Street. Purchase tickets at the door or call 604-465-4442.