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THEATRE PREVIEW

MARCH 2019 | Volume 177

 

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  Photo credit: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.

PERSUASION
Adapted from by Timothy Luscombe from Jane Austen
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Mar. 30-April 30
$25/$22
www.metrotheatre.com or 604-266-7191
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Could you be persuaded to revisit a love gone wrong?

That is the question posed by Jane Austen’s final novel, PERSUASION, adapted by Timothy Luscombe into a play directed by Joan Bryans that Metro Theatre is delighted to bring to our stage March 30 – April 20.

Our heroine, Anne Elliot, is the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, a spendthrift baronet and widower with a swollen sense of social importance.  Anne is upright and compassionate.  Her youthful romance with dashing sailor Frederick Wentworth was kiboshed by her family’s disapproval on the grounds that he had no fortune. Heartbroken, Anne allowed herself to be persuaded to give him up but is haunted by ghosts of what might have been.

Thank goodness for romantic fiction, because rather than disappear forever, Wentworth goes to sea and returns a rich man. Unfortunately, he’s harbouring the misapprehension that he was rejected by Anne because she stopped loving him. Their reunion is a frosty affair as neither is in a hurry to reveal that they’re still in love with each other. What happens as the two are thrown together in the social world of Bath—and as an eager new suitor appears for Anne— touchingly and wittily unfolds into a story of second chance as Anne struggles with love, friendship, and family.

Director Joan Bryans“Persuasion is Austen’s greatest love story.  It’s not a story of young love but of a love which lasts through the years, when all hope has gone”

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $37 every Thursday.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or
Purchased on line TICKETS – PERSUASION

The CAST
Character……………………………………….Performer

  • Anne Elliot…………………Mikayla Wust
  • Mary/Mrs Smith…………………Sarah Prato
  • Lady Russell…………………Judy McLellan
  • Elizabeth/Louisa…………………Jamé Wonacott
  • Mrs. Croft/Mrs. Clay…………………Lini Hutchings
  • Mrs. Harville/ Lady Dalrymple…………………Isabella Ciccone
  • Jemima/Croft’s maid…………………Cassie Legg
  • Sir Walter Elliott…………………Roger Monk
  • Frederick…………………Quinn Matthews
  • Charles/Benwick…………………Stephen Braun
  • Wm. Elliott/Harville…………………Kimball Finigan
  • Admiral Croft/Butler/ Mr. Taylor…………………Richard Guenther

The PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director………………………………Joan Bryans
  • Assistant Director…………………Frances Herzer
  • Production Manager………………Heather Stewart
  • Stage Manager………………….…Heather Stewart
  • Asst Stg Mgr……………………..…Cassie Legg
  • Choreographer…………………..…Allyson Riley
  • Set Designer………………………John R Taylor
  • Costume Designer………………Catherine E. Carr
  • Sound Designer…………………Heather Stewart
  • Technical Director……………….Jamie Horsley
  • General Manager………………..Les Erskine
  • Head Carpenter…………………Robin Richardson
  • Scenic Painting…………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
  • Set Decoration…………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
  • Publicity……………..……………Debra Danny
  • Photography…………….………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
  • Graphic Design…………………Barbara LaBounta
  • Wardrobe Manager………….…Sean Ullmann

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 56th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. PERSUASION is our 516th show.

 

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