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Cyrano - First Impressions Theatre
I’ve always loved walking into stories without knowing anything about them. Walking into Cyrano, put on by First Impressions Theatre, all my expectations came from the little pamphlet that found its way into my hand as I entered the theatre. “A swashbuckling romantic adventure” was type on a gold banner, in an excitable looking red font, over the title. This description definitely wasn’t wrong, but I wouldn’t say it did the show justice.
The play is set in France around the time of the Franco-Spanish civil war. Cyrano (played by Ryan Crocker) is a poet, a soldier, wielder of a very long nose, and is deeply in love with the beautiful and much admired Roxanne (Colleen Rae Lornie), who also happens to be his cousin. There’s a romantic triangle, sword fighting, heroics, and a lot clever verse. So definitely some swashbuckling and a fair bit of romance.
Shy Therapy at a Nude Beach - Brian Scott Fine Arts
Marion Bridge - Kay Meek Theatre
Roy Surettes's Marion Bridge by Daniel Macivor at the Kay Meek Studio Theatre brought back memories of my childhood. After the show, I did feel like I wanted to go back home, spend time with my family and give a tight and warm hug to my mom.
Marion Bridge is the story of three sisters who return home because their mother is not well and is in her final days. Agnes is played by Lynda Boyd, Theresa by Nicola Cavendish, and Louise by Beatrice Zeilinger. The play starts off with the sisters entering into the house and getting lost in their memories. Agnes seems to be playful and extroverted, always talking and seeking attention. Louise is straightforward and quiet, preferring to spend time by herself, enjoying watching television. Theresa is sincere, responsible and caring, very particular about cleanliness and the arrangement of things around the house.