CONTRIBUTION · 19th June 2013
Terrace Little Theatre
Terrace Little Theatre’s award-winning production “Perfect Pie” is in the final throes of fundraising for their bid for Best Play in BC at Kamloops on July 6th.
Miraculously they have also found time to do a thorough reworking of the show, using the suggestions of adjudicator Garry Davey. The inside scoop is that the play has leapt to a new level both artistically and relationship-wise.
While Garry Davey commended director Marianne Brorup Weston on her strong choices, clear story telling and conflict he was able to open the door to deepen the friendship and abiding love between the characters. The result is an even more powerful experience for the actors and the audience.
“Perfect Pie” tells the story of small-town Ontario farm wife Patsy contacting her old friend Francesca, now a well-known actress to visit. As the women share an afternoon remembering old times, the events that brought them together and tore them apart are revealed in a series of flash backs played by the favoured young Patsy and outcast Marie. Eventually past and present merge to reveal a horrendous tragedy.
The production won 3 acting awards, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Lights, Best Sound and Best Play in the recent Skeena Zone Drama Festival. It also earned the 2013 People’s Choice Awards for Best Set, Actress and Play.
Terrace theatre lovers get only two last chances to see the show on Thursday June 27 and Friday June 28th at the McColl Playhouse. TLT is hoping to sell out both nights. Tickets are available from Uniglobe Travel and the cast. Show time is 7.30 pm and there is no late seating.
Please note there is a warning of loud noise and flashing lights as well as strong themes that could trigger individuals with issues around trauma. TLT is happy to refer anyone who needs it to the appropriate supports.