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THEATRE PREVIEW

february 2019 | Volume 176

 

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THE GOOD BRIDE
by Rosemary Rowe
Alley Theatre & Firehall Arts Centre
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
Mar. 14-16
$33/$28/$15
www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555
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The Evergreen Cultural Centre is proud to present the third show in our Spin Key Media Indie Series. This production is currently playing until March 9 at the Firehall Arts Centre.

WRITTEN BY ROSEMARY ROWE | DIRECTED BY DONNA SPENCER | STARRING MARISA EMMA SMITH

Winner of the 2016 Sterling Award for "Outstanding New Play", The Good Bride is a one-woman comedy about a Quiverfull Christian girl. As 15-year old Maranatha waits excitedly for her 28-year old fiancé to carry her off to their wedding, we catch a glimpse into a teenage girl’s thoughts on love, sex, and milkshakes -- and watch her pray to a God she loves without question. But as she’s made to wait, night after night, will her faith uphold? Inspired by true events.

Vancouver-based playwright Rosemary Rowe spent years “undercover” on Quiverfull Christian women’s blogs and internet chat-rooms — listening to their experiences and discovering how their closed-door societies operate. During a time of US anti-birth control legislation, the #metoo movement, and rise of fundamentalism, The Good Bride strikes a vital balance of brutal truth mixed with absurd hilarity.

*ASL Interpretation will be provided for our deaf patrons for the March 14 opening performance. Students from the ASL Program at Douglas College will also be on hand in the lobby and box office to assist our staff.

At the Evergreen Cultural Centre, The Good Bride is presented as part of our Indie Series sponsored by Spin Key Media. spinkeymedia.com.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Starring Marisa Emma Smith, Director Donna Spencer, Assistant to the Director Krys Yuan, Set Designer Carolyn Rapanos, Costume Designer Barbara Clayden, Sound Designer CJ McGillivray, Lighting Designer Lauchlin Johnson, Props Designer Diana Bartosh, Technical Director Liz Kraft, Stage Manager Joanne P. B. Smith.

ABOUT ROSEMARY ROWE

Rosemary Rowe is a playwright, essayist, blogger and performer whose plays, cabaret pieces and occasional donut performance art have been produced on stages across Canada. Most recently, her short play Anne and Diana were TOTALLY DOING IT was published in Queering the Way: The Loud and Queer Anthology and her essay ‘Aspiring Lesbian Aunt’ was published in the LAMBDA Award-nominated anthology A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Rose’s play Benedetta Carlini – Lesbian Nun of Renaissance Italy!! was translated into Italian and will be published in 2019. She’s currently collaborating with her wife, Kate Trgovac, on a feature film and TV series.

REVIEWS

“Overflowing with humour, humanity, insights and empathy ... should not be missed.” — Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun

“Among the most sharp, funny scripts about faith you’re likely to find.” — Paul Blinov, Vue Weekly

“Built on questions of belief, straining at the gussets.” —Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

Tickets are $33 Adult | $28 Senior | $15 Student
Contact the Evergreen Box Office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca for tickets and more information.

 

 

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