If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin

If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin
Local playwright writes and directs new show about highs and lows of travelling
Mike Butler

Allen D. Hume knows the ups and downs and highs and lows of travelling! After a wonky trip to Europe, Allen decided to put the experience to use and share it with theatre audiences by writing a new script entitled If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin. Those of us who have travelled abroad know about delays, obstacles, lost luggage, cold hotel rooms, and expensive food, and in Allen’s new play ALL of those bumps and more are explored through two couples trying to get to their sunny destination of Faro, Portugal!

If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin is being produced by The Lighthouse Theatre Company and is being performed at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. The Lighthouse Theatre Company was founded a few years ago and has produced one successful show after another, including Hume’s original works Creely Mountain Law, The Golf, Cheese & Chess Society, and The Rink (along with Daniel McIvor’s Marion Bridge). Audiences have loved the local playwright’s characters, situations, and presentations and The Lighthouse Theatre Company is very excited to be producing another of Hume’s efforts.

Besides writing If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin, Hume steps into the director seat for this effort, sharing his travelling experiences with the cast to get the authenticity of the many frustrations he experienced on his trip. But with frustration comes some humour and the script certainly has its moments of laughter and sharp wit.

And what a cast Hume has assembled! Local actors who’ve worked with Hume for years, including the founders of The Lighthouse Theatre Company, as well as Lighthouse newcomers who’ve fit in perfectly with the regulars. With a combined total of over 400 shows between them, this cast is certainly experienced and has gelled well to bring Dublin to local audiences. Cast members include: Mike Butler, Candy O’Brien, Jamie Loughead, Linda Levy Fisk, Tracy Churchill, Hannah Fisk, and Ray Baltzer.

If I Ever Get Out of Dublin plays at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on November 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. There is also a matinee at 2pm on November 23. Tickets are available at the door.
This production also has a ONE SHOW ONLY special engagement at Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville on Saturday, November 30 at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door or online at their website, this is a smaller venue so reservations are a good idea.

Come have a laugh and share the trials and tribulations of travel with The Lighthouse Theatre Company. See you there, and travel safe!