‘Criminals in Love’ extended
Highland Arts Theatre adds performance due to popular demand
The Highland Arts Theatre has added an extra performance to the second production of its 2017 season, “Criminals in Love.”
“It’s a hilarious, often ridiculous look at an all too real problem,” said Wesley J. Colford, HAT’s artistic director. “People feel they don’t have “legitimate” options and so they turn to crime. It’s an economic issue as much as social. We’ve tried to frame it in terms people will recognize.”
“Criminals in Love” is a Canadian comedy-drama about a family of incompetent criminals and what happens when the youngest of their crime empire chooses love over his apparent “jailbird” destiny.
Hilary Scott, who directed this Cape Breton debut, chose to set it in contemporary Sydney.
The local cast includes Jenna Lahey, Phonse Walsh, George MacKenzie, Mary-Jean Doyle, and Nicole Drohan.
Sean Sullivan will make his Cape Breton debut as the whimsical and waylaid street person, William. Sullivan is originally from the U.S. but is currently based in Toronto, where he met and worked with Colford several years ago. Along with decades of stage acting, Sullivan’s credits include roles in the cult films “Wayne’s World” and “Back to the Future III.”
The extended production, which opened Monday, now runs every night until Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Highland Arts Theatre, 40 Bentinck St. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students and youth 23 and under) and can be purchased at the HAT Box Office, open 11–4, Monday-Friday, over the phone at (902) 565-3637, or by visiting the Highland Arts Theatre website: www.highlandartstheatre.com.
The cast of “Criminals In Love”