Volume 96, Issue 87
Friday, March 14, 2003

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Yee-haw! Weekend round-up!

Laughs are Fully Insured

Does your Saturday night usually involve cookies, milk and the latest reality TV show?

Well, it's time to branch out, because London's brilliant sketch comedy troupe, Fully Insured, unveil their brand new show entitled "Explode Everything" this Saturday, at The Spoke.

Local actors and comics Niall Cooke, Jayson McDonald, Tyler Parr and Jeff Werkmeister present scripted sketches with ridiculous and hilarious titles like "Mail-Order Beef" and "The Gay Mafia." The buzz is these guys could be the next Kids in the Hall, so come out and see them before they get too big for this town.

Tickets for the show are available at the door and cost a mere $5. The show starts at 10 p.m.. If you miss The Spoke show, you can catch them again Sunday night at 9 p.m. at the Bacchus Lounge.

Goodnight boredom, Good Morning fun

If you're looking for something new to replace the ever-entertaining Western bar scene this weekend, you're in luck.

Theatre Western and the University Students' Council present Anne-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Talbot Theatre. The play is a farce that entertains the idea of what would have happened if Shakespeare's Othello and Romeo and Juliet had been comedies instead of tragedies. Goodnight is directed by USC Theatre Western commissioner Justin Quesnelle, and features a talented cast of Western students.

Tickets for the production ($8 for students, $10 for others) are available through The Grand Theatre box office at 672-8800.

–Maggie Wrobel

Guns, boat chases and poison

Better hurry, you only have until Saturday to catch the sixth episode of Rubberfunk Theatre's presentation of Chelsea and Boggs.

A 1970s cop show spoof, Chelsea and Boggs follows the big hairdo adventures of gun-toting cop renegades Chelsea and Boggs, as they attempt to save Chelsea from certain death. In order to do so, they will have to hunt down the man who has poisoned Chelsea in order to find the antidote. However, first they will have to get past Chelsea's mother! The current episode, entitled College Girl Coffin Countdown, comes complete with a speed boat chase and underwater fight scene, all performed live. The play is directed by Rod Keith, and stars Niki Kemeny and Rod Keith.

The curtain goes up for Chelsea and Boggs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the McManus Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 and are available through The Grand Theatre box office at 672-8800.

–Dale Wyatt


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