Amelia Community Theatre
Submitted by Linda McClane
March 11, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Amelia Community Theatre’s Studio 209 season continues with the comedy Looking by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most popular playwrights. Four middle-aged single people end up on a double blind date through an ad in the personal columns. Are they looking for love in all the wrong or the right places?
Andy wants to be in a relationship. He sells storage sheds but can’t seem to sell himself. When his best friend, Matt, a radio host, convinces him to place a less than truthful personal ad in the classifieds, neither knows what to expect. Enter Val and Nina. Val is an OR nurse, and her best friend Nina is a police officer. Val agrees to meet Andy after reading his classified ad – Single white male. Late forties. Successful businessman. Plays tennis. – but only if Nina comes along. Worried about leaving the date unbalanced, Matt joins Andy to keep everything even. Unfortunately, Andy and Val have a horrible time together, while the tagalongs really hit it off.
Director Sabrina Rockwell says, “I love this show because of the funny, sarcastic, real, and endearing characters.” The ensemble cast bringing the loveable and awkward characters to life features Edie Blankenberg as Val, Kip Brown as Andy, Samantha Hilliker as Nina, and Chris Twiggs as Matt.
Looking is rated PG-13 for adult language and content. Performances are at 8 pm March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 2 pm March 10 at 209 Cedar Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students through college, available by calling the box office at (904) 261-6749 or visiting AmeliaCommunityTheatre.org. The show is sponsored by The Patio Place restaurant, located at 416 Ash Street.