Marion Bridge – CANCELLED
- $20 youth
We regret to announce that all remaining Marion Bridge shows in our summer series here at Strathspey have been cancelled due to low ticket sales.
A Strathspey and Boardmore Theatre Production
A SUMMER SERIES: July 17, 24, 31 and August 14
“A compelling and strikingly original theatrical text … It might be MacIvor’s finest work yet.” — Daily News
Marion Bridge will bring story-telling to an all new level as this theatrical production compliments and delivers with perfection the fantastic works and writing of Daniel MacIvor. Marion Bridge is set in the kitchen of a family in Nova Scotia. All three sisters finally make the long-delayed trip to Marion Bridge – which has been for their mother a family goal, but when realized in the past has disappointed her daughters.
“An intimate, swiftly moving family drama … a sparkling crisp script, beautifully structured, with snappy, funny lines that dart in and out quickly like swallows, not interrupting the emotional drama of the story.”
— Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Three women in their thirties come “home” to the East Coast to be with their dying mother. Each in their own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness brought about by the lives they have chosen for themselves. The three women are a curious, troubled bunch. Agnes, whose hand is rarely without a drink, fled their rural Canadian home to make her way as an actor in Toronto; she’s brought her personal theatrics with her on this trip home. Theresa is a nun who farms with her convent; a sliver of doubt has entered her life. And then there’s Louise, who has all but retreated from adult life in favour of disappearing into the world of soap operas and serials.
Written by Daniel MacIvor / Directed by Todd Hiscock
Starring: Lindsay Thompson as Agnes / Bonnie MacLeod as Theresa / Jenna Lahey as Louise
“This moving drama, which tiptoes toward sentimentality without ever reaching it, is the most surprising play that [MacIvor’s] ever written. When was the last time you saw a drama about three distinct, complex women that had nothing to do with their relationships with men?”
— New York Times