Mike Uncorked: New Comedy Hits CentreStage In Style!
By Mike Butler
Following last month’s successful run of Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s Looking, CentreStage has chosen another Canadian playwright to feature this month with Michael Wilmot’s hilarious piece about retirement and relationships: A Red Plaid Shirt!
There is something funny about retirement, has anyone noticed? Marty certainly has and isn’t sure of how to fill the void. Along with his pal Fred, Marty decides to try a new “skill.” Their wives, on the other hand, are not too thrilled with this new venture! With a little “subtle redirection” from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem, they find the right track, and eventually there’s a nice reminder that there is life after retirement! All of these subtle little hints about the story will be revealed when you venture down to 61 River Street, Kentville and support CentreStage, celebrating its 35th year in business as the little theatre with the big heart!
A Red Plaid Shirt by Michael Wilmot is directed by Nancy Henry and produced by Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk. The cast, in order of appearance, includes Mike Jorgensen, Sandy Davison, Kelvin Ogilvie, and Claire Jardine. And what a crew backstage as well: the stellar cast are ably assisted by Shelley Moore as stage manager and Gary Dunfield on lights and sounds.
Each month CentreStage features a local artist and their works in the lobby of the theatre and this month their feature artist is Sarah Jacquard-Doucette, so come a little early and take a moment to walk the lobby and peek at Sarah’s work.
A Red Plaid Shirt will be performed on August 9, 10,16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 with matinee performances on August 18 and 25. Front of House opens at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinees. Tickets prices are adults $15; seniors/students $12; children, age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. It is highly recommended you call and make reservations , which are held until 15 minutes before showtime. Please call 902-678-8040 for reservations, book your spot to see this show before it sells out! Visit centrestagetheatre.ca, sign up for the monthly newsletter, and stay up to date on auditions, upcoming shows, special events, and everything that makes CentreStage an amazing institution! Enjoy the show everyone!