Marion Bridge at TheatreOne

Marion Bridge at TheatreOneThe TheatreOne production of Daniel McIvor's play, Marion Bridge, directed by Burton Lancaster, will be at The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, from February 27 to March 2, 2008.

In the play local actors portray three women who come "home" to Cape Breton to be with their dying mother. The women question their roles in the family, and the need for companionship and comfort for their mother in her time of dying. Each in her own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness of the lives they have chosen, each trying to reconcile what they have become with what they thought they wanted out of life. Nothing, of course, has turned out the way anyone imagined it would.

“Agnes,” the eldest sister, an actress/waitress living in Toronto, is played by Hilary Strang of Vancouver. “Theresa,” the middle sister, a nun living in a farming order in New Brunswick, is portrayed by Nanaimo's own Joelle Rabu. “Louise,” the youngest sister, is played by Jody Stevens. The Daily News called it “a compelling and strikingly original theatrical text. It might be MacIvor's finest work yet.”

This TheatreOne production offers a unique opportunity to experience professional theatre ‘in the round,' where the audience sits on all four sides around the stage, creating an intimate setting. Admission to Marion Bridge is $26 for TheatreOne members and groups, $30 for non-members, $25 for regular subscribers, $23 for Fringe subscribers, and $17 for students. For tickets, call TheatreOne at (250) 754-7587 or The Port Theatre Box Office at (250) 754-8550.

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