Maritime musical spin
Discover ‘Who’s Your Father?’ this festive season at Brothers 2
Islanders are known for many things, one of which is the question, “Who’s your father?” in trying to pinpoint a person’s background.
But what if the answer is unknown?
Feast Dinner Theatre is gearing up to present the comical side of this paternal dilemma with its latest production called, “Who’s Your Father?” “Yesterday I heard someone ask that twice in public, and this is the phrase people always kind of say on the Island,” said Sherri-Lee Darrach, the artistic director of the musical.
The show will ingeniously slip the popular “Mamma Mia” story into the lines, although this is not the same old song and dance from its original days, as Darrach pointed out. “The concept is everyone coming to a Christmas party, and most guests are actually coming here for a Christmas party, so there’s a gathering, and this woman is looking for her father. It’s very much ‘Mamma Mia’ on P.E.I., but off the rails,” she explained.
As the show bounds along, with Hayley the host, an Islander who uses the event to investigate her father’s identity, guests can expect plot twists, laughter, friendship, and top Maritime musical entertainment.
Flashbacks to the ‘90s and favourite Christmas songs are performed by the multi-talented cast, which adds to the nostalgic feel of the evening. There’s also a chance to interact with performers, who bring Hayley’s heart-warming story to life.
“These guys are incredibly talented; they do everything,” chimed Darrach. “They act, sing, play their instruments, and serve the food. From setting up the stage to tearing it down – they do everything and work very, very hard.” Page Gallant plays two characters in the dinner theatre show, Alexis and Shannon.
“Alexis is the fun of the party, she’s ready to go and support her friends,” she said. “And it’s a process to think about what costume to put on to help me figure out whom I’m going in as, so for Shannon, the mom, I put my hair up and that changes everything for me.” There’s an episode where Shannon goes back to the ‘90s.
“It’s the same character but in a different time period, so that in itself is very interesting, and I get to keep similar mannerisms but it’s the youthful version of Shannon,” explained Gallant.
Guests are invited to step into the play and get swept off their feet.
During the show, a traditional Christmas buffet with oven-roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, salads and desserts, is served. Performances run at Brothers 2 restaurant on Water Street in Summerside, from Nov. 17 to 19, 23 to 26, 30, and Dec. 1 to 3, 6 to 10, 12 to 17, and 19 to 21.
For tickets, call 902-4367674 or visit www.feastdinnertheatres.ca.
The cast of “Who’s your father?” include Logan Richard, from left, Mitchell O’Blenis, Lawrencej Gallant, Page Gallant, and Sarah Eddie.