Concert and a play from Vagabond
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.