Theatre fun times four at 4-Play

Proceeds from the 4-Play fundraiser go to the Intrepid Theatre Club the producers of UnoFest and the Victoria Fringe Festival.

Writer and producer Wes Borg illustrates the frustration of trying to write a play in three hours.

Twelve hours, one prop and a celebrity. That’s all theatre professionals will have to produce four plays this Sunday.

“The idea is to take a bunch of really talented people and push them; expect of them way more than anyone could reasonably expect and then watch them fail,” writer and producer Wes Borg said.

Writers in the 4-Play fundraiser will  find out their prop, the name of a Canadian celebrity and the first line of their play at 8 a.m. on the morning of production. Writers are then given three-and-a-half hours to create their play, incorporating the three elements in some way.

Each play will begin with the pre-written line, and its a free-for-all from there, Borg explained.

Guests can expect “a really hilariously on-the-edge evening of watching people be completely terrified,” Borg said.

“The actors have the script in their hands, sets will fall down, things may catch fire, it’s the best way to do it,” he said with a laugh.

After all four plays have been performed, critics from local media will submit reviews to each director, Borg explained.

The audience then helps pick award winners, such as best show and best actor.

Proceeds from the 4-Play fundraiser go to the Intrepid Theatre Club the producers of UnoFest and the Victoria Fringe Festival.

It takes place at the Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St., on Sunday (April 22) at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 at the door or $20 if purchased in advance (ticketrocket.org or 250-590-6291).

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