Community Theatre volunteers bring ‘Enchanted April’ to life

Cranbrook Community Theatre's latest production opens April 12.

Cranbrook Community Theatre cast and crew brings Enchanted April to life. In costume at rehearsal is Jennifer Inglis playing Rose Arnott.

Cranbrook Community Theatre cast and crew brings Enchanted April to life. In costume at rehearsal is Jennifer Inglis playing Rose Arnott.

Cranbrook Community Theatre brings us a story of enchantment and providence in their upcoming production of “Enchanted April.”

The story revolves around four disparate, and obviously incompatible, women who escape the sad and depressing doldrums of their lives in post-World War l England by renting a flower-laden castle haven on the Mediterranean Sea in Italy.

They slowly recover and rediscover themselves under the care of the landlord and cranky housekeeper.

The lives they have left behind start to creep back into this Shangri La, and they soon discover new twists on their old patterns.

The story is told with large doses of humour and is embellished with outstanding costumes, sets and props (oh, and an unexpected wardrobe malfunction).

With eight actors, an outstanding costume and properties crew, a tight technical team and an incredible set crew, there have been thousands of hours of volunteer time poured into this project.

This is the second part of the “community” in Community Theatre. The first, of course, is the community that comes to watch the end result of all the hard work that goes into a project like this.

These productions create a community of their own. The total crew on this show numbers about 20. These people are constantly interacting with the actors and as everyone gets to know each other, life is shared and trust is gained. A new community is built.

All of this will be on display for only 10 nights at the Studio/Stage Door. Opening April 12, “Enchanted April” will run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until April 27. This grand show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at Lotus Books.

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