Jack Chesney and Charles Wykham, two upperclass, gimmick-prone Oxford students, find themselves “soft-hearted” with love. Both plan to propose. But since their Victorian-era girlfriends won’t stay in Chesney’s room without a chaperone, their success depends on the appearance of Charley’s aunt, Donna Lucia Delores, a wealthy widow from Brazil (as one of the most famous line in the play states, “where the nuts come from”).
Of course, when Donna Lucia sends news of a late arrival, the boys improvise. Their equally lovestruck friend, Babbs, happens to be trying on a woman’s costume for his theatre class. Poor timing strikes, and Babbs finds himself reluctantly impersonating Donna Lucia as a lineup of unexpected visitors, from money-seeking suitors to the real Donna Lucia herself, appear, weaving an increasingly complicated network of pseudo-relationships.
Written by Brandon Thomas, edited by Paul Thain, and directed by Alison Schamberger, this well-loved century old British comedy plays on the trope of a ridiculous person impersonating a serious one.
Who is it for?
Audience Advisory: Charley’s Aunt is suitable for all ages – respecting this piece shared the prejudices of the Victorian century.
Tickets: $30 (includes GST)
a special every Wednesday 2 tickets for $42.
Preview is $20.
How to get tickets?
Box Office 604 266 7191
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
September 25 – October 17, 2020
Evening Performances at 8 pm: Sept 24,25,26,30 & Oct 1,2,3,7,8,9,10,14,15,16,17
Matinee Performances at 2 pm: Sept 27 & Oct 4, 11
Venue & Address :
1370 S.W. Marine Drive
Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Laing Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville .
There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ at the Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro.