Stage set for Lo­cally Yours 2018

South Shore Breaker - - Local - KATHY JOHN­SON kathy.john­son@bel­

The South Shore Play­ers have set the stage for lo­cal the­atre with their se­cond bi­en­nial pro­duc­tion pro­mot­ing Nova Sco­tian play­wrights.

Lo­cally Yours 2018, with per­for­mances on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Cen­tral United Church in Lunen­burg, fea­tures four in­de­pen­dent one-act plays. Pieces is a 45-minute drama based on a true story of a war or­phan who was sent to Canada, never know­ing his true fam­ily (who were still alive in the United King­dom). It was writ­ten and is be­ing di­rected by Jan Rofihe. Also be­ing pre­sented are three, 10-minute vi­gnettes: The Trunk, a two-per­son cast drama writ­ten by Garry Lee­son and di­rected by Teresa Pat­ter­son; The Dar­win Club, a com­edy writ­ten by Rachel Cooper and di­rected by Colleen Ha­gen with a four-mem­ber cast; and The Process, writ­ten by Matt Clair­mont and di­rected by Chris Heide, which is also a com­edy with a four-per­son cast.

South Shore Play­ers is also pre­sent­ing a pre­view night on Oct. 10. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion with all funds go­ing to South Shore Refugee Fam­ily Re­uni­fi­ca­tion. It will also be­gin at 7 p.m., with doors open­ing at 6:30 p.m.

Re­hearsals for the plays be­gan early this sum­mer and are well un­der­way as pro­duc­tion week ap­proaches, said Ha­gen, who is di­rect­ing The Dar­win Club. The Lo­cally Yours pro­duc­tion was started to bring ex­po­sure to lo­cal play­wrights. “We have lo­cal ac­tors and lo­cal di­rec­tors, but we also know there are lots of ta­lented writ­ers in Nova Sco­tia so we want to give them a chance to see their work per­formed.”

South Shore Play­ers put out the call more than a year ago to play­wrights in Nova Sco­tia who had writ­ten plays rang­ing from 10 min­utes to an hour and re­ceived more than a dozen en­tries for Lo­cally Yours 2018.

The South Shore Play­ers has been pre­sent­ing the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions in Lunen­burg County since 1993.

Tick­ets for Lo­cally Yours, which are $10, are avail­able in ad­vance on­line at www.southshore­play­ or at the door.

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