August 7, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia...
RUN TIME: 85 mins INTERMISSION: N ACCESSIBLE: Y AGE: 16+ MEMBER TYPE: Professional
Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia, where the lives of four fortysomethings have become so intertwined that something needs to change. In this 2015 Governor General Award nominated play, Atlantic playwright Bryden MacDonald traps his four odd ball characters at the brink – and then let’s the comedy fly from there.
Meet Ambrose Archibald: a charming reprobate, and the type of guy who rants philosophically to the stars, mooches beer from his friends, and thinks he’s God’s gift to women. He’s having an affair with the beautiful Mandy Menzies, the former high school beauty queen now stuck in a marriage of convenience. Her housekeeper, Estelle Carmichael, has seen it all, but her prickly exterior belies a loving heart. The dryly funny Freddy Durdle provides the perfect counterbalance to over-the-top Ambrose.
“The writing sizzles and sings … the play builds to a great finish.” – Chronicle Herald (2012)
“The dialogue is snappy, the laughs are frequent.” – The Coast (2012)
August 7th and 8th - Pay What You Can
Produced by: Ship's Company Theatre
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