The Whimsy State or the Principality of Outer Baldonia

Join us for the almost true fish story of the Principality of Outer Baldonia! A Canadian comedy to brighten our spirits. We'll be doing this on Zoom, with a few more embellishments than last time. We are also adding a donation option so you can support community theatre in Summerland. You may have noticed we haven't been able to do anything in over a year, due to COVID restrictions. We are looking forward to performing for a live audience again but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy our presentation on Zoom.

Cast and Crew

Rob King as Ron Wallace

Peg Barcelo as Anna Soyenzka

Theater experience: Equus, A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine, 2 Across.

Improv experience: UofA & UBC standardized Patient Program - professional medical acting roles, Manhattan Murder/Clown Cartel/Bullit as various characters.

Film & TV experience: Christmas Yule Blog, Middle Aged Maggie, Blackstone, BusyBodies, Ads: Rogers, ATB financial, Bethel Hospital.

Audiobook Narration: Hush Money, Cut, Bird of Prey, the Longing.

Bryan Laver as the CBC Announcer

Bryan has “trod the boards” of community theatre from the prairies to B.C. for over 40 years both on stage, off stage and back stage. He has performed in productions of comedy, drama, musicals and music reviews and variety shows. He has acted in, produced, and directed both theatre and radio plays, with more recent productions with the Summerland Singers & Players both on stage and “on the rails” with the Kettle Valley Railroad and because Zoom is the latest outlet for live theatre is now pleased to be a part of this cast of “Whimsy State or The Principality of Outer Baldonia by A.J. Demers. We hope you enjoy the show.

Linda Guebert as Linda Guebert as Maria Elena Jacinta Galibondo

Linda Guebert has been involved with community theater for more than twenty years. She played Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest and had leading roles in Arsenic and Old Lace and Harvey. Her directing credits include The Odd Couple (Female Version), The Sound of Music and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Linda hosts a weekly radio program of roots music on CFUZ Penticton and is a member of Musaic vocal ensemble.

Betty-Ann Xenis


Betty-Ann has been involved in community theatre for more than forty years, as an actor, backstage crew, publicist, and producer.

Al Toots as Elson Boudreau

In the last couple of years, prior to COVID, Al has been fairly active with Penticton Chamber Theatre, Summerland Singers & Players and Many Hats Theatre Co.  He has played a Doomy character in “Little Box of Oblivion”, a senior in an old folks home in “Bench in the Sun”,

Marc Antony in “A Toast to Shakespeare”, Juror #8  in “12 Angry Jurors” and the grouchy Landlord

in “Nana’s Naughty Knickers”.  He had a wonderful time playing Dante/Fred in “Swing Dance” with the fabulous team at Many Hats and then a great travelling show in a one act comedy of frustration “Able Cable”.  And now he’s trying something very new, ZOOM theatre, but once again he finds himself working with a wonderful team of players in “Whimsy State or The Principality of Outer Baldonia

Jan Nachtegaele as Florence McGinnis

I moved to Summerland in 2015 and joined SS&P 2016. I have had the privilege of participating in the events done by SS&P ever since. From centre stage to the KVR murder mysteries and now Zoom. Such great fun and always an adventure!

James Fofonoff as Russell Arundel

James began his journey in live theatre 21 years ago. He will always be grateful for that discovery. It opened up a world of fun and friendships that has been a wonderful experience overall. If you ever thought it might be fun to try, James says, "Go for it."

Susan Gibbs


Susan has been involved in theatre for over 20 years, working behind the scenes,

set design and dress, prop making, and stage managing for a number of local theatre companies...Penticton Singers and Players, Bare Bones Theatre, Many Hats Theatre Company and her hometown Summerland Singers and Players.

It’s always wonderful be part of a production and I am thrilled to be involved with this experiment in ZOOM theatre.

Dawn Bassett


A graduate of Studio 58 in the area of Stage Management, and a graduate of Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts, Dawn was involved in theatre as props manager to a director and everything in between for more than 20 years before taking a hiatus to get a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science and raise a family. Missing the camaraderie of "putting on a show," Dawn joined Summerland Singers and Players in 2017 and since then has directed and performed in several plays, most recently, the wildly popular, Murder on the Rails at the Historic KVR railway in Summerland. Dawn is looking forward to being able to see and participate in live theatre again but until then is trying new ways to explore theatre in our current Covid environment.

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Summerland Singers and Players
A community theatre group in beautiful Summerland, B.C. providing theatre experiences to our community.
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