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Burnaby, New West residents part of Stage 43's return to the stage

The 39 Steps is onstage at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam Jan. 13 to 22, 2022
Stage 43 Kelsey Robertson
Burnaby actor Kelsey Robertson is part of the cast for Stage 43's The 39 Steps, onstage at Evergreen Cultural Centre in January.

The Stage 43 theatre troupe is poised to return from its forced COVID intermission, and Burnaby’s Kelsey Robertson, along with New West resident Wayne Nolan, will help the group do just that.

The 39th season of Stage 43 offerings kicks off Jan. 13, 2022 at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre with the Monty Python-esque comedy, The 39 Steps.

A cast of four people will somehow play the parts of more than 150 characters, with Robertson taking on the roles of Annabella Schmidt, Pamela and Margaret. Nolan, meanwhile, serves as director of the show, which runs through until Jan. 22, 2022.

The upcoming run of dates represent Stage 43’s first batch of shows since the 2019/2020 season was forced into an early end due to COVID-19.

A Stage 43 press release notes the show centres around a “fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.”

“A mixture of a Hitchcock masterpiece, a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python, the show has action, romance, comedy, accents, fake moustaches, real moustaches, missing fingers and an onstage biplane crash! It is sure to be a memorable ride!” the release reads.

Show organizers stress that all cast and crew involved in the production are fully vaccinated and audience members will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and ID before entering the theatre.

Everyone entering the facility will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating, drinking, or performing.

Show dates and times include:

  • Jan. 13 through Jan. 16 (8 p.m. each night)
  • Jan. 17 (3 p.m.)
  • Jan. 19 through Jan. 22 (8 p.m. each night)

Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students.  A special two-for-one pricing on single, adult-priced tickets will be offered on Jan. 19 – use the discount code 3939.

You can buy tickets online or call the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s box office at 604-927-6555.