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SOAP Theatre will hold two open auditions for Born Yesterday, a classic comedy by Garson Kanin, and directed by Tom Szalay. While the production is slated for February 2020, casting begins in June.
Set in Washington, DC in 1946, the play is as fresh and topical today as when it was written. Born Yesterday tackles such timely themes as political corruption, influence peddling, and misogyny all served up in a delightful mix of satire, romance, and above all, comedy.
Overbearing junkyard mogul Harry Brock sets out to buy a senator. After his girlfriend, the sassy ex-showgirl Billie Dawn, publicly humiliates him with her lack of education, Brock decides she needs a crash course in class and intelligence, and hires journalist Paul Verrall as her tutor. Billie is determined to outwit Brock and give him an overdue comeuppance. Can street-smart Billie prove she is much more intelligent than her crass boyfriend and tutor give her credit for?
Born Yesterday calls for 15 characters including three leads, four supporting cast and eight minor parts. Szalay anticipates selecting two female and six or seven male actors to fill the roles. Some actors will play more than one minor character. Alternatively, backstage crew members may be costumed to make minor appearances and walk-ons as various hotel staff.
Auditions will be held on Sunday June 23 at 2 pm at the Big Blue Building (Quail’s Nest Arts Centre), 5840 Airport Street, Oliver, and again on Monday June 24 at 7 pm at the Osoyoos Art Gallery (upstairs), 8713 Main St. Osoyoos. Newcomers are always welcome. Those seeking to work backstage are also welcome to attend. No RSVP or appointment necessary.
Born Yesterday is booked to play five performances at the Venables Theatre between February 7 and 15, 2020.
Information about the auditions is available from the producer, Penelope Johnson, 250-498-0183.
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Under the new contract, AIM Roads will perform road and bridge maintenance in Service Area 8. Service Area 8 includes Highway 97C from Peachland to the Pennask Summit, Highway 97, Highway 3, Highway 3A, Highway 33 and Highway 5A. Greg Ehman, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the road maintenance sector in BC, will lead AIM Roads. AIM Roads has assembled a strong leadership team that brings extensive experience in the road maintenance sector throughout BC.
“AIM Roads is proud to be part of the South Okanagan community” states Mark Stahl, Operations Manager for Service Area 08. “Our public road users will have greater ability to communicate and receive information to make their driving choices easier.” Stahl, who has over 39 years experience in the industry, many of those with the current contractor in South Okanagan, understands the challenges experienced by the various Stakeholder groups and is looking forward to ensuring a successful contract start and ongoing service delivery in the area.
The agreement requires AIM Roads to provide all necessary labour, materials, and equipment to fulfill the Ministry’s updated performance standards. The majority of resources will be sourced locally, drawing on the experience and skills of the existing BCGEU-certified workforce whom will be retained under the new contract.
A new 10-year agreement between the Ministry of Transportation of British Columbia and ACCIONA Infrastructure Maintenance (AIM Roads) incorporates new performance standards focused on increasing roadway safety, as the company takes the reins for maintenance and repairs of 5,000 lane kilometers of highways and 186 structures in the South Okanagan commencing May 1st, 2019.
The agreement, the second roads contract agreed to by AIM Roads in 2019, marks an expansion of ACCIONA’s O&M capabilities into BC. AIM Roads’ parent company, ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada, has prior experience managing road operations and maintenance for the Autoroute 30 in Quebec, the Herb Gray Parkway in Ontario and the South East Stoney Trail in Alberta. Globally ACCIONA has more than 20 years of experience managing multiple road maintenance contracts.