JANUARY 2020 | Volume 187


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Of the Fields, Lately
by David French
Langley Players
Langley Playhouse
Jan. 23-Feb. 15

Langley Players continues its 50th season with Of the Fields, Lately

Of the Fields, Lately by David French opens on January 23rd at the Langley Playhouse.  This play follows the fortunes of the Mercer family, expat Newfoundlanders living in Toronto. Son Ben returns after a long absence to attend his aunt's funeral, only to discover that his father has recently suffered a heart attack. Ben's father has been advised not to go back to work, but feels he must provide for his family. Ben is faced with a decision: should he go back to his life, or should he stay to provide for his family, thus saving his father's life?

Paul Cowhig, Mary Ellen Shimell, Anant Khehra & Ian Wylie.

Director - Shane Rochon
Production Managers - Dawn Adamson & Pete Goddard
Stage Manager - Pam Rochon

David French received many awards for his work, including the Chalmers Award for Of the Fields, Lately. The play has been staged in theatres across the country and also had a successful run on Broadway. 

Line by line, scene by scene, Of the Fields, Lately is above reproach.” - The New York Times. 

French’s extraordinary inner ear responds once again to heartbeat shifts in emotion and perception, and his lovely sense of comedy controls the contradictions of human nature.” - Toronto Star.

Of the Fields, Lately runs Wednesdays to Sundays from January 23 to February 15 at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 - 200 Street in Brookswood. 

Show times are 8:00pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinées at 2:00pm. 

Tickets are $20 for all performances.

Students can purchase $15 tickets for the Wednesday performances.

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