The Good Egg takes an interesting turn
A donor, a baby and a twist of fate all contribute to keeping audiences guessing and laughing in, The Good Egg, by Canadian Michael Lewis MacLennan.
Showing Oct. 28-30 in the David Spinks Theatre, The Good Egg has performances nightly at 8 p.m. and a matinee Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Part of the TheatreXtra season, The Good Egg weaves an intriguing tale of love, trust and modern family values.
“I loved the complicated relationships between the characters and how they evolve as the story progresses,” says drama major Colleen Trumble, who directs the production. “There are only three actors in the play and their interactions create a dynamic chemistry on stage. Developing that relationship in rehearsals is one of the main challenges, but one I’m prepared to meet.”
The Good Egg presents the story of a happily married couple that wants to add to their happiness by conceiving a child. Trouble arises when they discover that conception can only be accomplished through alternate means. They soon meet Wade, who seems to be a virile answer to their prayers. However, as the trio becomes more intimate, secret feelings emerge that bring out the worst in everyone.
First presented as part of the 23rd Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays at Alberta Theatre Projects, The Good Egg promises to push boundaries and challenge its student-run cast and crew.
Tickets, priced at $11 for regular admission and $7 for students and seniors, are on sale at the U of L Box Office (403-329-2616), Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This production includes mature themes.