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WAD is happening this weekend and you shouldn't miss it!
What in the world is WAD? "WAD" stands for “Writers, Actors, Directors,” three of the most essential elements of theater, coming together in one 24-hour period to put on an evening full of outrageously unique theater.
The evening will consist of six completely different short plays, all built upon one theme seen from six distinctive points of view.
Ukiah Players Theater Co. (UPT) is again sponsoring this event which will take place Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m. at the Ukiah Players Theater, 1041 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.
How does the WAD work? Six teams of talented performers converge on UPT on Friday night (the night before the performance).
At 8 p.m. they select a theme (they actually draw it out of a hat!) and the writers go home to write a script. Yikes! The script is due in at 8 a.m. the next day!
The director and actors from each team then receive the scripts, rehearse and memorize them all day and perform them that night at 8 p.m.! Crazy!
Yes, it is crazy, but is amazingly good theater. This year's participants involve groups from Mendocino College, two groups from Lake County Theatre Co., two from UPT (representing the youth and the alumni) and two ad hoc groups, one pulled together by the talented Margie Loesch and another made up of of the wildly uninhibited guys we all remember from "Shakespeare Un-abridged."