Salon reading planned for We Happy Few
The play We Happy Few by Mark Blagrave will be the focus of an upcoming gathering.
A salon reading will be held Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Marshlands Inn. Admission is by donation.
The play, which had its world premiere at Live Bait Theatre in 2003, received critical and audience acclaim.
In We Happy Few, two Canadian soldiers in a convalescent hospital participate in a produc- tion of Shakespeare’s Henry V on the condition they can mount a counter-play to show the jingoistic actor-manager what it was really like in the Battle of the Somme.
The name Mark Blagrave is a familiar one to Sackville residents. He’s been a theatre director, university professor and administrator in New Brunswick and Ontario as well as a playwright, novelist and writer of short fiction.
This reading marks the second in a series of readings of plays first produced by Live Bait to celebrate the 30th year of the company, founded in 1988. This presentation features original cast members, and former Live Bait artistic director Charlie Rhindress as director. The play is also being presented as a commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact Live Bait Theatre at 506-536-2248 or info@ livebaittheatre.com.