The Quadra Cultural Committee is proud to present the darkly hilarious performance “DECK: or How I Instigated Then Overcame an Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement” at the Quadra Community Centre on Friday, April 17th at 7:30 p.m.
The show is written and performed by Lucas Myers, a west coaster who has been creating theatre since his graduation from the National Theatre School in 1998. DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and asks questions like why a piece of 2×6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches.
Myers, a self-professed perfectionist, says the idea for the play came from his own first experience of building a deck, and that “sometimes you have to let things go, that the only person who is going to notice that the deck post is an eighth of an inch shorter is you.”
DECK is an entertaining story about Cliv, a neurotic, highly cerebral desk jockey who retreats from the big city to a supposedly simpler life in small town B.C.
Circumstances contrive to force Cliv to try his hand at home improvement, work for which he is eminently unsuited, while he attempts to embrace life as a back-to-the-lander.
A local carpenter by the name of Corey offers to lend him a hand, but Cliv gradually loses his grasp on reality and begins to suspect that Corey has ulterior motives.
As the title implies, one of the interesting outcomes of the story is that an actual deck is built and at the end of the performance, a member of the audience wins the deck.
All materials and tools for the play are being provided by Quadra Island Builders.
Adults are invited to come out and enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance designed for mature audiences, that comes with the unusual warning: “Power tools, physics, partial nudity”.
Take this opportunity to win a completed deck, just in time for spring! Tickets can be purchased at Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay, Inspirations and Quadra Island Builders in Quathiaski Cove and in Campbell River at The Music Plant.
Advance tickets are $17 or at the door $20. For additional information, phone 250-285-3204.