New com­edy gets a pro­fes­sional read­ing at The Guild

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT / COMMUNITY -

“We’ve both had years of prac­tice in­hab­it­ing Avon­lea - we know these char­ac­ters and we learn some­thing new ev­ery per­for­mance.” Ac­tor Robin Craig

Robin Craig and Judy Mar­shak will be read­ing Craig’s new play, “The Two Horse­women” at The Guild, Sun­day, July 12, 11 a.m.

Both per­form­ers have had ex­ten­sive ca­reers in tele­vi­sion, film and theatre and were on stage to­gether for three years at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre of the Arts in Char­lot­te­town “Anne of Green Gables - The Mu­si­cal” with Mar­shak as Mar­illa and Craig as Mrs. Lynde. Presently, they are play­ing the same char­ac­ters in “Anne & Gil­bert - The Mu­si­cal”.

“We’ve both had years of prac­tice in­hab­it­ing Avon­lea - we know these char­ac­ters and we learn some­thing new ev­ery per­for­mance,” says Craig.

Craig and Mar­shak met do­ing their first pro­fes­sional con­tract years ago. They use that the­atri­cal con­fi­dence and comic ex­per­tise to tell the story of two older ac­tresses who are “as cast” in a mega mu­si­cal and have to grap­ple with the chal­lenge of ac­cept­ing a con­tract that might com­pro­mise both their artis­tic in­tegrity and their pride.

What be­gins as a com­pet­i­tive and pos­si­bly hu­mil­i­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence turns into one of tri­umph.

Prince Ed­ward Is­land lu­mi­nary Nancy White has writ­ten two orig­i­nal songs and Kate Lynch pro­vides the di­rec­tion.

The play is inspired by an idea by Craig’s late brother, jour­nal­ist Bill Cameron.

“The Two Horse­women” was last read at the Spring­works Fes­ti­val in Stratford in May of this year and was en­thu­si­as­ti­cally re­ceived.

Tick­ets are at the door.

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