The play isn’t an accident, but the reason why the Alban Arts Center is doing “Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters” almost is.
Director Jim-Bob Williams opens the show at the Alban Arts Center Friday night.
“A bunch of us were in ‘The Scottish Play’ [Macbeth] and it turned out that a lot of use were fans of Terry Pratchett,” Williams said.
He said they presented the idea to the Alban and, somehow, the theater said yes.
“And then I was stuck directing,” Williams joked.
“Wyrd Sisters” is a comic fantasy from the mind of best-selling fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, best known for his many “Discworld” books, which mix a magic and medieval setting with comedic mayhem and a little social commentary.
In “Wyrd Sisters,” a coven of witches try to save a baby, find justice for a ghost and restore the rightful ruler of their oddball country.
“The main reason we’re doing this is America needs a comedy,” Williams said. “We aim to lighten the mood in every way.”
Also, he said the show was a good alternative to scary stories and gore. Not everybody wants to see another slasher movie. This show is just for laughs.
Shows for “Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters” are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Oct. 24.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Streaming options are also available.
The show is considered PG because of a little adult-oriented material, stage fights and puns.
Tickets available at Albanartscenter.com.