New comedy gets a professional reading at The Guild
“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.