A visually beautiful tale about creating a new life in a new landscape. When Ava (Anita Wittenberg) and her daughter, Frankie (Emma Tow), move to an inherited cottage near Kamloops, they discover that Ava’s late husband’s brother (Brett Christopher) is already living there. What starts as a tense relationship develops in unexpected ways as Frankie finds a role model in her uncle and Ava grows attached to the companionship of this other man. Through memories and photographs, a tender love story unfolds between the three as they begin to thread together a new understanding of family.
Arts Club Artistic Managing Director, Bill Millerd, says “Lucia has written a timely piece and it is a pleasure to be working with Western Canada Theatre Company, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and our tour partners as we give this premiere the opportunity to reach new audiences in Metro Vancouver, Kamloops, and Gananoque, Ontario.”
“We’re so proud to present the premiere of Lucia’s beautiful new script,” adds Western Canada Theatre Artistic Director, Daryl Cloran. “It’s the perfect way to celebrate Western Canada Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season. The production is set just down the road from Kamloops, and stars Kamloops’ very own Anita Wittenberg and her daughter Emma Tow. We’re excited to partner with both the Arts Club Theatre Company and the Thousand Islands Playhouse to bring this production to life.”
In a Blue Moon is the first new script developed by the Arts Club to premiere as a cross-Canada partnership between three producing companies.
Written by Lucia Frangione Starring Brett Christopher, Emma Tow, Anita Wittenberg Director Daryl Cloran Assistant Director Randi Edmundson Dramaturg Rachel Ditor Set Designer Drew Facey Costume Designer Marian Truscott Lighting and Projection DesignerConor Moore Sound Designer John Gzowksi Stage Manager Allison Spearin Assistant Stage Manager Rachel Bland
On tour around the Vancovuer area from January 8 – 30, 2016.