Friday, July 24, 2009

Soul Food: Summer Picnic Edition

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Sheree Plett & Jeremy Eisenhauer (JESUS MY BOY, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE) wind up their cross-country tour at Pacific Theatre tonight.

Busy weekend for PT folk and their extracurricular activities. There's a COMEDY OF ERRORS the next couple weekends - free of charge! - at the Queens Park Bandshell in New West, featuring a couple PT folks: our beloved production managerFrank Nickel> (who you've seen onstage in TWELVE ANGRY MEN and all sorts of comedy improv - SIDESHOW, BUST-A-GUT, PANIC SQUAD) and Kerri Norris (A BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR, REFUGE OF LIES), along with the always entertaining Steven Elcheshen and Mark Vandenberg. Andrea Loewen (our ex-apprentice, new publicist, and furniture-moving Auntie from YOU STILL CAN'T) hosts an art party Saturday night, and Alison Chisholm (who runs our office and shows off her acting chops in various STP projects) sings with the VOC Soul Gospel Choir Sunday.

You don't know Kaylee Harwood from the PT stage (yet!), but she's well known around the place, a recent Trinity Western Theatre grad who's starring as Cosette in the Arts Club's impressive LES MISERABLES. Craig Erickson (GRACE, GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS, THE FURNITURE OF HEAVEN) plays Helena's "bright particular star" in my favourite of this summer's Bard offerings, the crisply directed, handsomely costumed, soulfully played ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL - Shakespeare's love story of baffling psychology that might just point to something Divine (check the video clip here).

Also: auditions for the new Brian Doerksen musical, reflections on art-making, applause for fed funders, qualms about their provincial counterparts, news of Libby Skala, GODSPELL, The Rosedale, Damien's buddy, and another Holy Crossing. And don't forget Soul Food Movies!

And coming soon, Itsazoo's updated CANTERBURY TALES makes its own pilgrimage around Queen E Park.

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