This summer's production of Law of the Land at Caravan Farm Theatre is wonderful. You should go. Pack up the kids, bring your grandparents, or just get a lift and get there yourself.
Law of the Land returns to what made us all love Caravan for so long: hilarious musicals with politics and heart.
Playwright Peter Anderson and musical director/writer John Millard reprise their 1982 play to brilliant effect, with our beloved Estelle Shook directing. Law of the Land features wonderful music, both musically interesting and hum-able. Anderson proves once again that he is a master of both the one-liner and the heartfelt poetic rant. What can we say? We laughed until we hurt, we cheered, and we felt like joining the actors in their uprising. Seriously, we had to hold each other down to keep from leaping up to help at more than one point.
Here's the story:
Here in beautiful BC, the Grand Opening of the Black Creek Coal Fired Thermal Generating Power Plant is one day away. The Energy Minister and a delegation from Russia, China and the USA have descended to tour the plant (and do a little hunting on the side). But some folks are not happy about it: Clara’s ranch sits right next door, and she isn’t moving, even though her ranch hands have long since gone to work for the new plant. Hattie the scientist is worried about fluorine levels but no one is listening. Brenda the police officer is busy unravelling a terrorist plot, while Beaver, Cougar, and Deer are having nervous breakdowns. It’s a recipe for a referendum! Add two luckless ranch hands, the Lone Ranger, and a wily old Coyote with a plan…. and you get an Energy Crisis of epic proportions.
A fast-paced musical farce about energy projects, set in a fictional BC town – a place where cowboys fall in love with environmentalists, crows wax philosophical, and the animals put man on trial. First produced in 1982, Law of the Land is a Caravan Classic, featuring the company’s trademark blend of mask, music, physical comedy, and political satire.
Caravan Farm Theatre has been producing lovely, thoughtful, funny and provocative theatre for forty years. Let's make sure they are around for another 40 by getting out there and getting tickets for ourselves, our friends, and even strangers.
Tickets available online. Call Caravan for info at 1 (866) 546-8533
July 24 – August 26, 2018
Shows Nightly (No show Mondays)
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