Nova Scotia Well Represented at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival
The Liverpool International Theatre Festival, to be held May 19–23 at Liverpool’s Astor Theatre, is pleased to welcome four outstanding Nova Scotian theatre companies to its milestone tenth anniversary competition.
The River Hill Players, from Inverness, will join three Halifax companies—the Once Upon a Theatre Collective, the Theatre Arts Guild, and francophone players from Ca cloche dans ma caboche—at the prestigious festival.
“We’re both pleased and proud to have, among the competitors, four troupes representing Nova Scotia,” says festival artistic director Chris Heide.
The River Hill Players will perform Her Wake, starring Cindy O`Neil and Diane Mouland as two elderly Cape Breton ladies attending the wake of a mutual dear friend who has recently passed away. As the evening progresses, their tongues loosen and they share stories about their friend at her best and her worst. This biting social satire, a reflection on life in rural Cape Breton, has had audiences in stitches all over Nova Scotia. Written by Inverness playwright Frank Macdonald, Her Wake is a home-grown hit.