Comic chaos unleashed

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Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Personas collide in the Repertory Club’s next production, Improbable Fiction, as actors take on numerous characters in this chaotic comedy.

The plot follows seven aspiring writers who meet each month, but despite their best efforts, are yet to achieve their long-held goals of publishing books.

During their meeting, each writer not only presents their stories, but becomes the characters they are trying to portray.

Director Margaret Sanft said the play became “increasingly ridiculous” as the plot delved into the imagination of each writer and the worlds they had created.

“Each actor plays up to three characters, so it’s very chaotic,” she said.

“I don’t think the audience should even try to keep up with all of them, instead just sit back and enjoy it.”

Sanft said despite being steeped in comedy, the plot took a “dramatic turn” at the end of the second act that promised to “keep audiences on the very edge of their seats”.

Sanft said there was “an army of wardrobe mistresses” backstage to bring the mix of characters to life and immerse the audience in the play.

Improbable Fiction will raise money for Busselton Hospice and will open tonight at Weld Theatre. Shows are scheduled until April 8.

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