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The dust has settled on the opening night of Shifting, the hoover is coming out of the storage closet, the windows are open and it’s a bright sunny Tuesday morning. We’re shifting. Or at least, we’re off and running with Shifting.

Last night’s performance was the mark of six weeks of hard work on week nights and weekends by a cast where all but one or two have worked with us previously. Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong and you were in the house last night but from standing behind the tech desk you could see that the audience and actors loved every aspect of the show, with the standing ovation and cheers well deserved.

And if you were one of the lucky ones to get a ticket for last night’s sold-out performance, then thank you very much for helping to mark a special night for both the cast and the company. Shifting marks the first time that not one of the founder members or core members of the company has take to the stage and truth be told, takes us founding members back almost ten years to when we started doing more adult style theatre.

The fine folk you will meet on stage over the course of the week are part of “the new class”, if you will, at The Devious Theatre Company and we welcome them with open arms and hope that our work with them continues long past Shifting.

On the ticket front, when I joked about tickets for Shifting being something like hens teeth earlier in the week, I wasn’t messing. Last night was a capacity show, with tonight, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday already fully booked out. We are able to take names for a waiting list for tickets during the week. You can also try posting on our Facebook page to see if anyone is up to swapping tickets for a particular night, or you can come along early in the night to see if any tickets on reserve go uncollected. Uncollected tickets will be released to buy around 7:50 or so, with seats opened to waiting patrons from the 7:40 mark.

That said, there are about a half dozen tickets for Thursday but we’ve already shifted some of them to the early visitors to the ticket desk this morning so if you’re after a ticket, don’t delay.

If you were at the show last night, we’d love to hear what you thought. Leave a comment below, drop us a line on Facebook or email us to tell us what you think. We’re gonna get this placed cleaned up for the second performance tonight and sure we might see you there!

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April 2011