For Immediate Release – May 4, 2010
Two sisters but only one house
BD&P Emerging Director airs their dirty laundry in The House Wife
Calgary, AB – BD&P Emerging Director Kathryn Waters takes her first shot at directing on the TransCanada Stage at Lunchbox Theatre by taking audiences to the home of two sisters in 1948 Coat’s Cove, Newfoundland. The House Wife by Sherry White and Ruth Lawrence runs for three days only, May 13 to 15.
Catalina Keeping’s younger sister Constance Averly, whom she barely knows, has been sent away from home to live with her after she got herself into a “snarl” – having a child out of wedlock. Catalina’s husband has recently passed away turning her life upside down, and it appears Constance may destroy inadvertently Catalina’s last memories of her husband. Which sister is really the one whose life is in turmoil?
The BD&P Emerging Director Program caps the 2009/10 mainstage season of theatre at Lunchbox with a presentation directed by graduate Kathryn Waters. Waters was mentored by three professional directors and assistant directed Mr. Fix It (Kevin McKendrick), The Submarine (Pamela Halstead) and This Could Be Love (Glenda Stirling) – part of the Lunchbox Theatre season.
“When I first considered shifting my focus from acting to directing I was fortunate enough to find a number of mentors who helped me in my journey,” says Lunchbox Theatre Artistic Director Pamela Halstead of the BD&P Emerging Director Program. “It is a great gift to be invited into another person’s rehearsal hall and to witness and participate in their process. I thank Kat for her passion, intelligence and keen eye and am thrilled to have played a part in her journey to what I am sure will be a very successful directing career.”
The House Wife features Chantal Perron and Sadie Evans. Helping transport the audience to post-war Newfoundland are designers Becky Solly, Leslie Biles, Julia Wasilewski and Alec McCauley. The House Wife runs for three days only, May 13 to 15, Thursday to Saturday at 12:10pm with ‘Happy Hour’ performance Friday at 6:10pm.
The world’s longest running lunchtime theatre, Lunchbox Theatre is a professional company that caters to downtown office workers over the noon-hour by producing six plays per year as well as the Petro-Canada Stage One Festival and the BD&P Emerging Director Program. Lunchbox Theatre recently relocated to a new theatre at the base of the Calgary Tower.
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