Comfort and Joy
December 7 @ 7:30 pm - December 17 @ 2:30 pm$20 – $25
Comfort and Joy, a very contemporary Christmas comedy by the late West Coast playwright David King (best known for Garage Sale and Life Skills) makes its debut as the next Mercury Players production.
Free-thinking actress Joy is cajoled into attending Christmas dinner at the home of Ted and Marlie, a well-off Vancouver couple. Joy’s singer-barista son Mitch is hoping to date Gini, Ted’s daughter, whose wayward twin Poey doesn’t see eye-to-eye with image-conscious stepmom Marlie. As the evening progresses and the eggnog flows, cracks in relationships begin to fissure the faux-festive mood. Will peace and goodwill prevail? David King’s fast-paced script skewers social niceties with wonderful wit and hilarity.
Warning: occasional strong language and adult themes, but no more offensive than you’ll find on evening TV. Recommended for ages 16+.
Cast: Lisa Read, Callum Hughes, Elizabeth Brimacombe, Debs Howard and Jake Robinson. Melaura Bracken understudies Ms Howard. Mary Louise Phillips directs; producer is Judy Buchanan for Mercury Players Society.
Comfort and Joy is on stage December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7.30 pm, and December 9, 10, 16, 17, 2023, at 2.30 pm, at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St. Tickets $25/$20 s/s online at EventBrite.ca and in person at Ten Old Books.