Comedic stars puttin’ on a show at Roxy - Metro US

Comedic stars puttin’ on a show at Roxy

A couple of stars from two of Canada’s best-loved programs are treading the boards in a two-man stage production showcasing some of the top aboriginal talent in Canadian theatre.

Lorne Cardinal, best-known as Davis Quinton on Corner Gas, teams up with Royal Canadian Air Farce alum Craig Lauzon to stage Thunderstick at the Roxy Theatre this month.

The production, written by Ken Williams, follows two mismatched cousins on the trail of political scandal, as well as touching upon their separation during their youth on the reservation and being brought together by unexpected circumstances.

“It’s accessible, you don’t need to be aboriginal to get these guys,” Lauzon told Metro. “They could be Polish, they could be black.

“It’s fun, but it’s also poignant.”

The fact that Cardinal and Lauzon take turns keeps the production lively both for the cast and the audience.

“You can come and see it twice and see two different shows,” Lauzon said. “We do steal from each other like crazy.”

Previews start tomorrow, and the premiere is Jan. 14 and the production runs until Jan. 31. The Roxy Theatre is at 10709 — 124 St. For more info call 780-453-2440 or visit www.theatrenetwork.ca

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