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.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: RCMP investigate after more than one vehicle torched at Aldergrove home

Neighbours are getting worried after second arson in a month

City councillor “floored” by provincial position on sharing pot tax revenue

Gayle Martin says B.C. municipalities have to keep fighting to get their share

VIDEO: Serious crash in Langley (updated)

Fraser closed near 232 street

Langley School District replaces fountains with water bottle filling stations

After lead found in water, district installs filtering system

Abattoir proposal has south Langley residents on edge

Opponents to poultry slaughterhouse application say aquifer could be at risk

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Lower Mainland rabbits confirmed killed by highly-infectious virus

Feral colony on Annacis Island in Delta died from hemorrhagic disease. Pet rabbits could be at risk

LETTER: Coun. Fox replies to ‘tree protection’ critics

As the mover of the motion at the March 19th Township Council meeting, I feel compelled to respond

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Okanagan Falls winery showing international photo project

Liquidity Wines will be sole Canadian show of National Geographic’s Photo Ark

Lawyer for one suspect in beating of man with autism says he’s not guilty

Ronjot Singh Dhami will turn himself in, lawyer said

Liberals awarded $100,000 contract to man at centre of Facebook data controversy

Christopher Wylie says his voter-profiling company collected private information from 50 million Facebook users

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes in privacy scandal

Zuckerberg admits to privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, but no apology

Online threat to U.S. high school traced to Canadian teen

A 14-year-old girl has been charged in connection with an online threat against a high school

Most Read