Readers Theatre staging of Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell, directed by Donna Deacon and Anne Drozd.
Short Pants and Tall Tales. The Gabriola Players signature winter production this year includes not one, but two pantomimes: The Christmas Caper by Ginny Lowes and Snow Flake and the Five Gnomes, adapted by Jean Wyenberg from Rhyming Snow White by Richard Coleman.
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Director Anne Drozd on The Way of All Fish: “Elaine May has written a delightful play, featuring a teeter-totter of power between two women, and I have been fortunate that Joyce and Madeleine have been willing to star in it. As in any good play, all is not what it seems, and it has been my pleasure to watch the actors find the nuances and voices of their characters. I hope you enjoy the test of wills – and the push up contest!“
Director Miranda Holmes on Theatrical Digs by Jean McConnell: “On the surface, Theatrical Digs may seem “deeply superficial”, but it has an underlying message which I love – and suspect will resonate with many audience members. As Maggie teaches Pascaline, you should never underestimate an older woman.”
Director Mark Smith on Variations on the Death of Trotsky: “David Ives is a very good writer. Here, he’s transformed a major historical figure into a theoretician so out of touch with the real world he has to be told he has an ice-axe sticking out of his head… and it goes on from there. I as director and you as the audience are fortunate that the Speros agreed to bring Leon and Mrs. Trotsky to so many different lives. We have the added benefit of Alex Dewar, fresh from appearances as the defendant in two courtroom dramas, showing us his sunny, happy side as a gardener. Sort of. I hope you enjoy this as much as we have.”
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