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CHATTER: Take in a play or three at the Tranzac Club on November 1 (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

NAGs Players will kick off its 42nd season with The Coarse Acting Show 2 by Michael Green. Running November 1 to 3 and 8 to 10, the hilarious play explores what happens when a quaint community theatre group decides to put on four short but challenging plays. And, according to Martin Edmonds, 28-year NAGS member and production co-ordinator, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

“This is going to be an exciting season,” said Edmonds. “It is going to be a challenge. We have our 42nd pantomime which was the best part of our season last year, [and] it will be difficult to top that. For the November show we have three new directors directing the four shows which is a task but with the proper guidance it seems to be going on well.”

NAGs Players was founded in 1976 by members of the Nomads Rugby Club. Most of the rugby players were British, and they decided to put on plays in the winter when they couldn’t play rugby.

While the group is no longer largely British, it does retain a link to its early days: every year it performs a pantomime, a traditionally English form of theatre. Pantomimes are typically a musical and comedic take on a fairy tale, usually performed at Christmas. NAGSs, however, puts on its pantomime in February (nobody really knows why, notes its website), and this season will perform Dick Wittington and His Cat starting January 31.

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