By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
It is the end of the world and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse sit around the phone waiting to be called.
Instead they order pizza, half pepperoni and half bloody entrails of the innocent, which they also feed to the horses, killing them.
Now a happy woman named Phyllis, who died of a heart attack, is assigned to be the mortal liaison to the horsemen.
As they try to come up with a better name for their group, since they no longer have horses as transportation, Phyllis tries teaching them how to hitchhike to get to earth for the big event.
This is the synopsis of Apocalypse or Bust by Davis Alianiello, one of two single act plays being performed at Thomas Haney secondary’s Sightlines Theatre for the No Guts, No Glory One Act Comedy Festival.
The second play is The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain that imagines the lives of the first people created by God on earth. Adam’s life becomes much more complicated when Eve arrives. Eve insists on naming everything before he gets a chance to and won’t stop talking. However Eve is frustrated by Adam’s stupidity and decides to spend her time talking to the animals, especially the snake.
The Thomas Haney cast of Apocalypse or Bust have enjoyed the opportunity to take on a comedy, especially as a break from emotionally draining dramas such as The Diary of Anne Frank that the theatre group took on last year.