A position of Privilege
Theatre North West’s latest production, Privilege by Paul Weitz, is just what the doctor ordered to stave off winter blues.
Witty and warm, this timely comedy is about two brothers who learn to lean on each other even as the whole world falls down around them.
Privilege runs Feb. 7 through 27 at Theatre North West in Parkhill Centre.
This is the storyline: Brothers Porter and Charlie are bored of the high life that comes with having a fantastically wealthy stockbroker for a father. But dull afternoons on a yacht are suddenly the least of their worries when Dad is arrested for insider trading. The boys are about to find out that their love for each other is worth more than any luxury – even if they miss having servants to tidy up after them – and that their lost millions don’t sting half as much as their family’s lost stability.
The role of Charlie, the younger of the two brothers, will be shared by two local boys, Benjamin Hirtz and Jackson Williams. This is Williams’ debut with TNW but patrons will remember Hirtz from his role as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (2008).
The work of playwright Weitz may also be familiar, since Weitz is a Hollywood veteran, as the writer of such screenplays as Antz and Being Flynn and as the director of such films as American Pie and About a Boy.
Tickets for the Theatre North West production of Privilege are available at Books and Company or order by phone at 250-614-0039.