Gabriola Players bring romance to the rock

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by Alina Cerminara, Flying Shingle, Monday, March 18, 2013

Donna Deacon and Darien Edgeler bring their characters to life in the Exquisite Hour. Photo: Alina Cerminara
Donna Deacon and Darien Edgeler bring their characters to life in the Exquisite Hour. Photo: Alina Cerminara

The Gabriola Players are at it again, with four one-act plays that dissect the relationships in our lives through post-it notes, a narrator’s real or fictional control, an unexpected way to pursue a lover, and discovering what makes us human, through family.

Filled with tender awkward moments, well-rehearsed comedic timing, unexpected twists, and important themes, these four one-act plays bring to you a night of endearing romance and laughter.

Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage),’ written by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman, directed by Jean Wyenberg and starring Margaret Litt and Nick Squires, provides a lovely and understated view on the life of a relationship.

Boise, Idaho,’ written by Sean Michael Welch, directed by Jean Wyenberg, and starring Nadine Acosta, Paul O’Sullivan, Miranda Holmes, and Nick Heather offers a fresh premise where reality and fiction become one with quirky characters indulging in a strange environment.

The Grand Design,’ written by Susan Miller, is Steve O’Neill’s debut directorial piece. Performed by Catherine Andersen and Michael Kirkpatrick, ‘The Grand Design’ examines the relationship between humans and aliens, mothers and sons, and how to feel whole.

The Exquisite Hour,’ written by Stewart Lemoine, directed by Jean Llewellyn, and performed by Donna Deacon and Darien Edgeler illustrates two endearing characters pursuing their desires in fresh new ways, with actors that bring life to every line, pause for moments of clarity, and weave thread to keep audience members captivated.

Gabriola’s Spring 2013 production plays for three separate performances at the Rollo Centre on Fri. Mar. 22 at 7 pm, and Sat Mar. 23 at 2 pm and at 7 pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth aged 15-18.  Available at Artworks or gabriolaplayers.ca..

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