ABRAM-VILLAGE - The one-act play “Un mystérieux phénomène (A mysterious phenomenon)” and a second act variety show will be performed on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Acadian musical village.
The one-night- only, fund-raising event promises laughs, music, dance and great family entertainment as Evangeline School’s students help fundraise for their educational trip next March.
Written and performed by École Évangéline Arts and Culture students Maria Arsenault and Karine Arsenault, the play has been the principal focus of the class this semester.
Everyone has created appealing characters and great moments with this play, says director/teacher Chuck Arsenault.
“With such a small class this year, the students really saw it as an opportunity to do something special. They have made enormous progress since the beginning of the semester and both girls have met the play’s challenges with great enthusiasm,” says Arsenault.
Also, their decision to produce a one-act variety show benefiting and showcasing their fellow students as part of the same evening is positive.
“It really shows a great sense of leadership and community spirit,” says Arsenault, adding the lineup includes singers Emily McIsaac and Kristin Arsenault, step-dancers Marissa Gallant and Renée Gallant, pianist, Julien Robichaud as well as musical groups 112 Accords and Les Paloudes.
“Un mystérieux phénomène” offers plenty of humor as the tireless Marie Joseph pokes, prods, teases and torments the scientific mind and padlocked heart of Simone Champier as they deal with what seems to be the end of the world.
“We have been working on this event since February. We invented characters, wrote the text and began rehearsals,” says Maria Arsenault.
Karine Arsenault agrees, adding she hopes people will come to see the show.
“We’ve had a lot of fun putting this evening together and we hope you will have a lot of fun when you come see it.”
Admission for the evening show is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for pre-schoolers.
In preparation for the evening performance on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. “Un mystérieux phénomène” will be performed for Evangéline school’s Grade 7 to 12 students in the afternoon.