By Stephen Massicotte
Produced by Maureen Holloway |Directed by Jack Boyagian
On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie, sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humour, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them.
A play with a big heart, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love and survival. It is set against the backdrop of the Battle of Moreuil Wood, France, a pivotal WW1 battle little known to most Canadians.
Stephen Massicotte’s theatrical spell is the perfect opening piece to Cobourg’s Armistice 18 Commemoration. Jack Boyagian’s direction, Tim Russell’s set and lighting design and Victor Svenningson’s sound design make this an exciting theatrical experience from the beginning to the last moments of this beautifully crafted play.
Performances are at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.
Read Cecelia Naismith’s review in todaysnorthumberland at Mary’s Wedding Kicks off Northumberland Players Armistice 18 Productions
Mary’s Wedding is presented by special arrangement with Stephen Massicotte.
Sept 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, Oct. 4, 5, 12,13 at 8:00 pm
Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Tickets $23 (+ handling)
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Meet the cast of Mary’s Wedding
Claire Elizabeth Russell has been involved in theatre since she was born right after a rehearsal for The Northumberland Players production of Little Shop of Horrors directed by her mother and starring her father and she grew up in community theatre. Her favourite roles recently include Little Sally in Urinetown and Doris in The Owl and the Pussycat for Peterborough Theatre Guild, and Eponine in Les Misérables for Northumberland Players.
Josh is a newcomer to the Northumberland Players. He started acting actively two and a half years ago with What the Butler Saw. From then it has been a feverish pace, with performances ranging from dramas to musicals. Most recently he was Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun. Showing no signs of slowing, Josh will continue to pursue awesome roles wherever he is.