Three local actors will have the audience in stitches as they take to the Playhouse Theatre stage for a show of improvisation when Becky’s Pickles presents The Real Dill.
For a number of years Tim Greig, Kyle Schneider and Jacob Treloar have sprouted the idea to perform improv to showcase their craft of acting, and now it’s finally coming to fruition.
Gracing the stage together for many local productions previously, Becky’s Pickle’s The Real Dill will be the first co-produced show by the trio.
“We have talked about doing some sort of show together for a couple of years now, but I think an improv show appealed to us as we all have fond memories of doing it when we were younger,” Tim said.
“It’s a blast for those acting in it and those who are watching the madness unfold.
“It makes me a bit nervous because I have no idea what will happen on the night, but that's also very exciting, since there is limitless opportunity for fun and laughter.”
Kyle said he expected the audience to laugh a lot and to walk away very entertained.
“Improv isn’t something you see a whole lot of, especially in regional towns like Bundaberg, so for us we love the opportunity to be able to fill a bit of a gap in the performance market,” Kyle said.
“For me, improv is one of my favourite things when it comes to acting and performing.
“I absolutely love just going on stage and making up everything, there is of course a fear when it comes to it as you have to make sure that it makes sense, is funny, and flows.
“I am really excited – it is going to be a night of laughs and fun for everyone!”
Jacob said he had mixed feelings in the lead up to the show but knew the audience would enjoy whatever was to happen on stage.
“A teaspoon of anxiety. A cup of gratefulness. And a gallon on joy!” he said.
“Their (audiences) ribs will hurt from their laughter.”
Tim agreed and said the evening might end up in disarray.
“Well, it’s going to be chaotic but it in a good way,” he said.
“It makes me a bit nervous because I have no idea what will happen on the night, but that's also very exciting since there is limitless opportunity for fun and laughter.”
Becky's Pickles inspired by mentor
Inspired by years of mentoring from local theatre director Rebecca Hutchins, the trio said Becky’s Pickles was named in her honour.
“Well, Becky is one of our biggest mentors when it comes to drama, acting and performing,” Kyle said.
“Becky (Bex) is the artistic director of the Playhouse Theatre and owner and teacher at Drama Queens the Studio where we all attended and met each other.
“Naming our improv troupe after her is a bit of homage to how she has helped us and shaped us over the years.”
As for or the second name to the show, the lads said pickles just seemed to stick.
“Pickles, well, um… that’s a tough one; we got together at the start of the year and when discussing names, we wanted something fun, stupid, made people question what we were, but also be memorable,” Kyle said.
“In that meeting lots of names were tossed around and the idea of incorporating something random was discussed, and pickles came up!
“I love pickles, Jacob kind of likes them, and Tim says he has never tried one before, so maybe we will get him to try his first pickle at the show!”
Becky’s Pickles presents The Real Dill will be held at Playhouse Theatre, on Friday, 3 June at 8 pm.
A mature audience is recommended.
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