When history repeats itself, it can only mean it was so good the first time round, the second will be that much sweeter.
Rob Ziegler presents Another Recipe for Delight on Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Art Space, above Books & Co. The production is an old-school variety show that offers up a little culture, a little class and a whole lotta laughs.
"Jim Brinkman (owner of Books & Co.) told me that when he was in Smithers they had variety shows all the time and people just loved the idea of seeing something different all the time, so what we're bringing here is a variety show. I would like to see it occur every three or four months so people know it's coming. At Books & Co. performers come in and then they are gone again. I think it would be nice if people knew that about every four months that we're coming back with another variety show."
The last show, Recipe for Delight, was in April and here it is a few months later with another show on the roster.
Darlene Shatford, jazz singer, will perform a few tunes, and Ziegle had an idea to harken back to the classics in poetry. While there are many people who recite their own, it would be nice to hear Yates and Wordsworth, while Ziegler likes Pablo Neruda, something outside of North American culture. So there will be about a ten-minute segment to offer up the classics in poetry during the show.
Ziegler wrote a one-act play called The Memory Makers that Lyn Brown and he will perform during the show. The play is a light-hearted look at two seniors who are quibbling about memories of days gone by before they attend a family reunion. There will be half-mask performances where Ziegler and Brinkman will showcase their talents in a sketch about two baristas offering up some very special Canadian coffee stylings.
"Samantha MacDonald from Theatre North West will direct, and Curtis Abriel will be the musician for the night," said Ziegler. "So that's how it's going to all look."
Tickets are $15 at Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave.