Award winning Daniel MacIvor’s Marion Bridge at Hudson Village Theatre’s professional theatre season

Hudson Village Theatre’s (HVT’s) next production of the summer, playing August 7 to 25, is Marion Bridge by award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor. This dramatic comedy about three sisters coming home to take care of their mother in Cape Breton will be directed by Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming, who directed the season opener, The Drawer Boy. This production brings a powerhouse cast of actors to Hudson for this show; Stefanie Buxton, Kathryn Kirkpatrick and the incomparable Leni Parker.

Agnes, played by Parker, is an actor based in Toronto; Theresa, a nun living in New Brunswick, is facing doubts in her faith, and Louise, who stayed home with mother is… well… strange. East Coast humour fills this beautifully written play about three women searching to figure it all out.

Between the incredible writing and the astonishing actors assembled, Marion Bridge promises to be a play that everyone can relate to. It’s a beautiful story where all the characters are struggling with their own conflicts and once they remember they love each other, they help one another through. The audience is witness to the rebuilding of a home.

The Governor General’s nominated script has played all over Canada and audiences have fallen in love with it.

“A sparkling swift script, beautifully structured, with snappy, funny lines that dart
in and out quickly like swallows not interrupting the emotional drama of the story.”

Director Dean Fleming says; I loved this play the first time I read it years ago. 3 sisters who are completely different but as we get to know their quirks, we start to see the family and the bond. It’s an actor’s dream and I’m so excited to work with these three wonderful actresses who are so perfect for this play. You won’t want to miss these performances and this story.”

Leni Parker returns after a very long absence from her role in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two; and Stefanie Buxton form her previous role in Private Lives. Kathryn Kirkpatrick returns to the Quebec stage after a long career in Vancouver. These three women will take your breath away.

“MacIvor has taken ordinary people and put them in a pressure-cooker of out of the ordinary circumstance. The results captivated the opening night audience, who twice spontaneously applauded before the end of the show.”

Long-time collaborator, Peter Vatsis designs and lights this home. Recent graduate of the National Theatre School, Hannah Fisher, designed costumes. We welcome back the award-winning Troy Slocum who will bring the sound to life.

Marion Bridge is on from August 7 to 25 at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, J0P 1H0
www.villagetheatre.ca Tickets are $35 plus tax and service charge. 2pm matinées (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday.) Evening performances at 8pm (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.) Group rates are available; please contact the HVT Box Office: 450-458-5361 or hvtbox@videotron.ca

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