Con­cert and a play from Vagabond

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - NEWS - lbaker@post­ twit­­nBaker LOIS ANN BAKER

The Vagabond Theatre has a very spe­cial con­cert com­ing up this week­end.They a rep­re­sent­ing An Evening of Canada, eh? on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Se­away Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Club at 506 Pitt Street. There will also be a matinee on Sun­day, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

The con­cert fea­tures Canada: A His­tory with songs, po­ems and sto­ries with mu­si­cal per­for­mances by Cameron MacPhee and Jill Un­der­wood. But the added at­trac­tio­nis the one-act com­edy The Death of Me by Cana­dian play­wright Norm Fos­ter, well known for his come­dies that are of­ten fea­tured in the area.

The play is di­rected by Cameron MacPhee and pro­duced by Dan Youmette. Cast mem­bers are Mike Chate­lain, Kyle Beaudette, Jenny Da­ge­nais and Paul Au­bin.

“Fos­ter, who has writ­ten over 50 plays is Canada’s most pro­lific play­wright,” said MacPhee in a press re­lease.

The play fol­lows John Ad­derly, a mild-man­nered, too nice for his own good young man who gets a sec­ond chance at life. Ad­derly bar­gains with the An­gel of Death for a sec­ond chance af­ter a fa­tal aneurysm, but finds out fix­ing past mis­takes is not as easy as he thought.

“Norm Fos­ter’s well-paced amus­ing com­edy will de­light lo­cal au­di­ences,” said MacPhee.

Youmelle said this was the first time MacPhee would be di­rect­ing so a one-act play was a good place to start.

“Vagabond Theatre’ s goal is to do as much Cana­dian con­tent as we can ,” he said. “And that’s one of our man­dates. Fos­ter is a great Cana­dian au­thor.”

Youmelle said the play read­ing com­mit­tee got to­gether, read this play and MacPhee was in­ter­ested in do­ing it.

“Vagabond Theatre will be en­ter­ing The Death of Me in the 2017 Eastern On­tario Drama League OneAct Play Fes­ti­val in Con­stance Bay in Novem­ber,” said Youmelle. “Since its in­cep­tion in 1983, Vagabond Theatre has par­tic­i­pated at var­i­ous times in the Eastern On­tario Drama League Fes­ti­vals and has won sev­eral awards.”

Tick­ets are $20 each and are avail­able at Sco­tia­bank and the Se­away Se­niors’ Club.

For more in­for­ma­tion Con­tact Youmelle at 613-938-1930.

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