Leonard is a statistician who has difficulty expressing his feelings. As he himself observes, “Some knots are just tied too tight.” When his writing entry wins, the ensuing deceits spiral wildly to involve his daughter and father who both live with him in a tiny apartment.
The family members clash and complain about each other but, clearly, each in his own way has a tender heart and concern for the others.
The lies build to the point where Myrtle must make an appearance in the flesh and so she does as Leonard cross-dresses in sparkly elegance from gown to fabulous glasses which are likely to elicit giggles from the audience.
The set works well to smoothly portray the transition back and forth from Harriet’s to Leonard’s worlds.
In her notes, director Barbara Warnock praises the actors as being a cast “that dreams are made of”. To the credit of all involved, they seem to be wonderfully in sync, convincing, having a good time – and drawing the audience into the fun they are having on stage.
Aylmer Community Theatre’s Nobody’s Perfect is written by Simon Williams and directed by Barbara Warnock. It continues Thursday Oct 25 - Saturday Oct 27 with 8pm performances. Tickets are $15. To find out more, call 519-773-3372 or visit www.aylmertheatre.ca.