The Mile Zero Production features Dale Fiddick as the unperturbable Dr. Frowd, a psychiatrist who will leave you wondering who’s crazy and who’s sane.
Also in the cast are Cathy McKibben as “Hetty”, Dr. Frowd’s assistant. She suffers from delusions which will delight the audience. Kathy Friederici is a frustrated ballerina with a daughter (played by Toni Smith) who throws temper tantrums and stuffed fish. Ken Jones is a henpecked husband who conquers his insecurity with Dr. Frowd’s help and turns into a pine tree, much to the consternation of his wife, played by Barbara Dalby. Dr. Frowd then turns the dominating wife into a purring pussycat. The plot gets really hilarious when Edward Y. Webster arrives on the scene to find Dr. Frowd and his friends in Webster’s summer cottage. While the doctor becomes involved and dis-involved in love affairs with his women patients and the complexes of all his neurotic patients are cured the audience will doubtless be laughing like crazy.
This show is being directed by Patty Dunn and Mile Zero Players are very grateful to Notre Dame School for allowing the group to rehearse in the school. Mrs. Kerr and her husband, Dr. H. B. Kerr, are flying to Dawson Creek to see the production. It has been produced as a play reading by the U.B.C. Women’s club, but this is its premiere performance on stage.
Anne Exner is directing the school production which begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Barbara Russell who directed last year’s delightful festival entry, Androcles and the Lion, is again directing the Fort St. John show. Curtain time each evening is 7:30.
The Adjudicator will be John Parker from Vancouver. Parker has a long association with drama in Vancouver and has worked with the York, Metro and Playhouse theatres. His most recent association has been with the Magic Theatre.
Elementary plays will be presented Thursday afternoon and Thursday night Dark of the Moon, La Peasant, and Then are scheduled.
Friday afternoon Master Patelin is the first play beginning at 1 p.m. Others in the afternoon sessions are This Property is Condemned and The Mother of Jack the Ripper.
Hamlet promises to be an audience-pleaser Friday night and American Dream completes the evening with a varied program.
Saturday afternoon the program is Gizella and Following the Leader.