Strike at Putney Church

Strike at Putney Church:
New CentreStage Show A Real Crowd-Pleaser
Mike Butler

CentreStage is going on strike! Well, not really, but the characters in their new play, The Strike at Putney Church, are and it makes for a great night of entertainment.

The play was written by Eliza Jane Wilson, and is based on the short story by L.M. Montgomery. It is 1922 in rural PEI. The women of Putney Church are outraged when the elders deny a famous female missionary the opportunity to speak in the church, so the women retaliate by going on strike! Filled with laughs, poignant moments, and wonderful performances,

The Strike At Putney Church is destined to be a real crowdpleaser.
The play is directed by Mindy Vinqvist Tymchuk with CentreStage board member Elva Heyge as producer, and the backstage crew is top notch, with Charlotte Crouch on lights and sounds and the stage management team of Beth Irvine, August vanMeekeren, and Keira Melanson.

CentreStage never fails to bring exceptional talent to the stage and Putney Church has got a stellar roster in its congregation, including Jason Rand, Mike Jorgensen, Alan Slipp, Grace Oleskevich, Caroline Leverett, Alix Boyachek, Cheryl Sellsted, Jenna Newcomb, Lauren Scott, Richard Richard, Darrell Doucette, and Ben Zammit- Maempel.

The Strike at Putney Church will be performed on November 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, 7. With 2pm matinee performances on Sunday November 10 and Sunday November 24. Front of House opens at 6:45pm for the evening performances and 1:15pm for the matinees. Tickets: adults $15; seniors/students $12; children, age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are recommended and are held until 15 minutes before show time. Please call 902-678-8040 for reservations. And check out centrestagetheatre.ca for updates on new shows, auditions and special events.