Stage set for Locally Yours 2018
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.southshoreplayers.ca or at the door.