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Western Canada Theatre calls for recycled goods to stage The Wizard of Oz

Theatre company asks the people of Kamloops to 'Go Emerald' in sustainability pitch

Environmental sustainability is on the minds of those working to stage The Wizard of Oz in Kamloops in May.

Western Canada Theatre has launched a recycling drive to collect items for prop and set construction for its upcoming production.

Items of interest include bike frames and wheels, umbrellas, fan-style rakes, wooden spoons, round kitchen items such as bowls, wooden spoons, burlap, cylindrical cans, plastic containers and lids and plastic bottles.

A complete list is available online at Items should be aged, broken or otherwise already used.

The WCT's rendition of the classic play, which runs from May 12 to May 28, is being directed by WCT artistic director James MacDonald.

"When set designer Narda McCarroll and I began working on the design concept for The Wizard of Oz, we were dedicated to finding new, innovative ways be more sustainable, and looked at how we could repurpose common objects and materials that are available within our community," MacDonald said.

Items can be dropped off at the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St., from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays until March 11.

Everyone who drops off items will be entered into a weekly draw for a pair of tickets.

Tickets for the show start at $25 and are available online at A complete list of show times and ticket options can also be found online.