Join CLT for an event next week

Courtenay Little Theatre invites members of the community to another of its popular Event Nights on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

It happens at the club rehearsal venue, The Space, at 1625 McPhee Ave. (behind JET-FM), with refreshments at 7 p.m. and a play reading at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation to the bursary fund.

CLT members and members of the community have the opportunity to experience one of the most highly regarded plays in modern Canadian theatre, Michel Tremblay's Albertine in Five Times.

This play, first performed in 1984, has now been presented across the world. Tremblay has written almost 30 plays, and numerous novels, and is considered by many to be Canada's finest playwright.

Albertine is one of the family connection that provides Tremblay with the focus for much of his work. Just as in Tremblay's childhood, three related families live in a small house on la rue Fabre, a working class street in a poor part of Montreal.

In this play, only Albertine and her sister, Madeleine, are present. However, Albertine is shown when she is 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 years old, at five different times.

They speak to each other across the ages, sharing memories, giving warnings, and bursting with anger or regret. Albertine does not have an easy life, yet her story has humour and pathos as well as heartbreaking memories.

Directed by Alana Gowdy, the reading features Kari Larsen (Albertine at 30), Karae White (Albertine at 40), Pippa Ingram (Albertine at 50), Dandelion (Albertine at 60), Nancy Parker (Albertine at 70) and Kirstin Humpherys (Madeleine).

Refreshments will be available from 7 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7:30 Seating is limited to 100 and Event Nights are very popular.

— Courtenay Little Theatre

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