By Stewart Lemoine
Directed by Daphne Finlayson
7:30 pm January 17-20, 23-27
2pm January 21
Talk back follows January 23 performance
John J. Conklin Theatre
Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
Tickets: $18, $12 Students and Seniors
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 360 University College.
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For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.
“I should think that imagining it might be the best and easiest way to begin” — Jack Vail
Set in the summer of 1931 in Providence, R.I., Jack Vail, a quick-witted spirited sailor, dives headlong into the dreary world of reclusive widow Virginia Tilford and her devoted housekeeper, Nancy Kimble. Hoping to help the grieving Virginia accept the death of her long-lost husband, all three of them embark on an exhilarating adventure to the exotic jungle of South America...all the while never leaving Virginia’s living room.
As a Winnipeg-born and Edmonton-based playwright, Stewart Lemoine has written over seventy plays in the last three decades. Writing and producing plays primarily for his theatre company, Teatro La Quindicina, Lemoine’s works have been staged across Canada and the United States. His witty plays feature quirky characters, fantastical plots and playful dialogue, and are often compared to Noël Coward and Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners. Pith! is his charming, family friendly comedy about the power of imagination and its ability to help us cope with reality. Join us for the adventure this January and let your inner explorer loose!
A recent graduate of the U of M Theatre program, Daphne Finlayson has returned to direct her first Black Hole Theatre Mainstage! During her time in the program, Daphne was involved in numerous Black Hole Theatre productions, participated in the playwriting group, and was apart of the Black Hole Theatre’s 2016-17 Executive Council. In terms of directing, her past shows include Deadly Politics (Or A Murder Mystery Murder Mystery) and Empathy for the Black Hole Theatre Company and Praised Be The Playwright for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.