Photo above: Alexus (Lucille Weeden) Philomena (Marion Bell) and Mortimer (Mike Fortin) have to plan frantically after a series of unforeseen circumstances threatens to reveal them as aliens who operate a hotel masquerading as a bookstore in the Inglewood Schoolhouse Performers’ production of Robert Scott’s Above and Beyond. Photo credit: Dan O’Reilly
After being sidelined for three years because of COVID, the Inglewood Schoolhouse Performers returns to the stage this month with its out-of-this-world production of Robert Scott’s Above and Beyond.
Directed by Kathie Maloney, the two-act science fiction farce details the travails of alien hotel owners Mortimer and Philomena whose establishment on earth masquerades as a small bookstore.
But they and their young daughter Alexus risk being uncovered and arrested by two FBI-style secret agents. Compounding their travails is a complaining guest, an obnoxious television reality host, the unexpected visit of Mortimer’s cousin Alf, who is sure to blow their cover, and the ominous visit of the dreaded Galactic Office Bureau.
Performance dates, at the Inglewood Community Centre, 15285 McLaughlin Road, are Friday, March 17; Saturday March 18; Friday, March 24; Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Tickets are $20. A March 25 dinner theatre, with proceeds going to the Knox United Church, is sold out. But there is good ticket availability for the other nights. Doors open at 7.30 pm, with the play starting at 8 pm.
Tickets can be obtained at Lost Bear Market, 15666 McLaughlin Road, Riverdale Fitness Mill 104 Maple Ave or by email transfer at: [email protected]