The Last Night of the World
by Mike Seccombe
Dark Horse Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
V.13 - School of Contemporary Dancers 
The world ends in the morning when the asteroid hits the earth, and all Chester wants is to spend the night alone with his thoughts. Complicating matters, an endless succession of eccentric visitors show up on his doorstep, including one young woman who may be the girl of his dreams. A hit at the Gimli Summer Theatre Festival in 2015, this offbeat romantic comedy asks: what would you do on the last night of the world, when the normal rules of life no longer apply?

Cast:
Mike Seccombe, Dave Pruden, Ariel Leo, Karl Eckstrand, Anne-Marie LaPorte, Sami Desiree, Arden Pruden, Martin Howell

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $10

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Mild language
Thu July 20 6:00 PM
Sat July 22 7:30 PM
Sun July 23 4:15 PM
Mon July 24 5:30 PM
Wed July 26 12:30 PM
Thu July 27 8:15 PM
Sat July 29 2:00 PM

The Last Night of the World

Dark Horse Theatre—School of Contemporary Dancers

What would you do if you know the end of the world approaches? Say all life on ceases in three months? How about if the apocalypse were to arrive in eight hours? This is the scene for the mishmash of oddball characters in this play. The result is nearly as wacky as the cast.

Ticketed as a romantic comedy, this show brings me back (way back since I’ve been married for a long time) to my bachelor days. Every time I met a person I found interesting, things seemed to jump in the way. For cripes sake, I just want a few precious moments alone with someone and you wouldn’t believe the things that popped up. That’s the fate of our hero Chester.

There’s no gut-busting laughter here but amusing moments march by frequently. You can’t help but smile after watching this show because it’s just good clean fun reminiscent of the comedy of yesteryear.

Ray Yuen