At the Department of Motor Vehicles

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

Every year the Tracadie Players put on plays at dinner theatres to raise funds for community organizations in the community of Tracadie, Prince Edward Island. This year’s play, a farce is based on what goes on at the Motor Vehicle Office when people want to get, renew or transfer a driver’s license. It was written by Gary Gaudet, a member of the community.

The play was presented at the 2016 edition of the PEI Community Theatre Festival held the first Saturday in March. This is the third Theatre Thursday post about the festival.

The young man (below) was worried that, if he didn’t get his license in time, he wouldn’t be able to get home with the car because it would be night time and the N (for night) setting on his car didn’t seem to work. D of course stood for day. He said it didn’t work very well either when he put it in P for pause while he was driving.

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

The old fellow had brought his friends from the home along because they needed him to drive them to bingo and shopping. When he returned from his driver’s test, either he and the tester had been into the back seat, or, he drove so badly they had been both roughed up. I think it was the former.

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

Tracadie Players 2016

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6 comments on “At the Department of Motor Vehicles

  1. What a grand idea for a play! You would never run out of situations I am sure! It sounds like your DMV is as awful as ours! I hate when I have to go there, because the wait is so long! However, you do get to meet some interesting people!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      The best part of the play was at the very beginning when everyone showed up just as the woman at the wicket was putting up her: “gone to lunch, back at…..” sign.

  2. Suzy Barker says:

    Love this idea for a story plot. Great images too.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Last year the same fellow had written a farce around a seafood restaurant. I’ve forgotten most of the plot points except that the same young man played a kid who wouldn’t get his head out of his electronic device and was having tantrums.

  3. This sounds very interesting! Theater pictures can be very difficult and these are great.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks, Janice. Having done this for three years and for other shows, I now know what works and what doesn’t. Mostly I shoot Aperture priority at f1.8 (because most of the lighting isn’t on the subjects!) and the shutter speed can go as low a 1/20 of a second. Then I do a LOT of noise reduction.

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