UFV puts a comic book twist on ‘Problem Child,’ running March 7 to 17. Supplied photo by Darren McDonald, UFV.

UFV students put comic book twist on ‘Problem Child’

Langley talents Jamye Gallawan and Makaila Palliyaguru involved in production

The University of the Fraser Valley is putting a comic twist on a dark storyline — literally.

The costumes, set, hair and makeup for Problem Child, running March 7 to 17, will be done in a comic book style, making the action appear to jump right out of the pages of a book.

“This approach enhances the comic nature of an otherwise dark and cruel storyline and is sure to intrigue audiences,” the university said in a press release.

Problem Child, by George F. Walker, tells the story of Denise, a former drug addict and sex worker, and R.J., a current television addict and ex-con, as they struggle to get their baby out of the system and back into their arms. Standing in their way are a by-the-book social worker, a dreadful accident, and some very bad decisions.

The show includes Langley talents Jamye Gallawan as the props builder and Makaila Palliyaguru as assistant scenographer.

Directed by UFV faculty member Raϊna von Waldenburg, this is the third production of the university’s 2017-18 Season of Theatre. The season will conclude April 25-27 with public performances of final projects from the 2017/18 directing class.

Performances of Problem Child take place Wednesday to Saturday at either 4:30 and 7 p.m. See the full schedule at www.ufv.ca/plays.

Tickets are available at the door for cash only, and are “pay-what-you-can,” with suggested prices of $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors.

Seats can be reserved ahead of time by emailing theatre@ufv.ca or by phone at 604-795-2814. Performances will take place in D105 on UFV’s Abbotsford campus.

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