Terms of Endearment

Adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon     CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Directed by Angela Bell

Based on the iconic screenplay featuring Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Jeff Daniels.

In Maple Ridge May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and May 5 at 1pm at the Albion Community Centre
In Pitt Meadows May 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 1pm at Heritage Hall

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks’s screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

  • Online sales close 2 hours before each showtime. Please feel welcome to come to the live event, there may be tickets available at the door.
  • Seating is first come first served (festival seating). We do not save seats, please come early if your seating location is important to you. Auditorium doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.
  • Contains some coarse language and adult themes. This show is not suitable for young children.
  • Facility is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive a minimum of 40 minutes before showtime for advance seating.

Genuine thanks for your support of Emerald Pig, and keeping the arts alive in our community!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistants: Michelle Stanley and Karla Scribner
Stage Crew: Derek Barnett and Violet Sea
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Team Effort
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design: Terms of Endearment logo by Playscripts Inc.
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Costumes: Charlene Rowley
Audition Support: Heather Lee / Simon Challenger
Front of House Lead: Robin Perry

The Cast
Kate Du Cros as Aurora Greenway
Paige Conzatti as Emma Greenway
Henry Bartak as Garrett Breedlove
Paul Sawyer as Flap Horton
Anita Kitkowski as Patsy/Doris/Nurse
Simon Challenger as Rudyard/Dr. Maise

With
Michelle Stanley as “Operator”
Karla Scribner as “Heather”
Griffin Bell as “Teddy”
Angela Bell as “Young Woman”

Terms of Endearment is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. www.playscripts.com

Renovations for Six, by Norm Foster

Directed by Angela Bell       CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

“One the funniest and most ingenious plays by Canada’s most produced playwright I have yet seen.” — Stage Door

In Maple Ridge January 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm and January 28 at 1pm at the Albion Comm. Ctr
In Pitt Meadows February 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm and February 11 at 1pm at Heritage Hall

EARLY BIRD PRICING GOOD UNTIL JANUARY 10.
*To purchase Early Bird pairs, select quantity ONE for 2 seats. The $ amount being charged is for BOTH seats.
**If you are purchasing an odd number of tickets, use the Single Seat option for the extra seat.

Three couples, embracing change in their somewhat dishevelled dwellings, are looking for happiness. All three couples are undergoing home renovations. In so many ways, renovation and its disturbing upheaval becomes a visual metaphor here for the lives of Foster’s engaging characters. Foster, in his usual flair for one-liners, draws you into all three of these relationships through hilarity and laughter.

Good-looking Grant and his attractive wife Shayna have issues. Shayna wants to be loved and romanced, not just serviced while he counts the minutes before he’ll be late at the store. But Grant prefers quickie sex, just before dashing out the door to take his place managing the local furniture store. You begin to wonder if he has time to get his pants off, never mind engage in foreplay. Yet you believe these two love each other and want to make a go of their partnership in the big room with the Smokey Salmon walls.

Wing and his rapscallion wife Billie are having second thoughts about that suffocating Smokey Salmon stuff on their walls. Billie and Wing are on the far side of a long and comfortable relationship. He still gets jealous she might have had an affair years ago, when they were a song-and-dance team shuffling through “Tea for Two”. She’d like to put on her dance shoes and go back into show business. But he’d prefer to continue selling furniture and appliances at the store where Grant has newly arrived as the boss.

Veronica Dunn-Dudet is a smug psychiatrist who feels somewhat superior to her more genuine, genteel husband Maurice. We know she’s condescending and aloof. We realize he’s more romantic and positive, searching for fulfilment in a new, more creative worklife. Something unsaid separates this couple until a resolution is struck late in Foster’s second act. That, you understand, is when revelations are shot in the air like out-of-control Frisbees.

When everyone meets up at Grant and Shayna’s half-decorated home for drinks, limp green pickles and some slightly burned spring rolls, things definitely heat up. Foster gets off a litany of put-downs about the unimaginative finger foods people serve at such shindigs. He suggests, too, how uncomfortable people can be meeting in a social situation when they don’t actually know each other. More than anything, though, he forces his six characters to square off over troubling truths. All hell breaks loose at the party in this fast-paced comedy, as secrets are revealed and cultures clash.

One of his newer plays, Norm Foster is at the top of his game with “Renovations for Six”. A laugh riot any married couple is bound to relate to, as will anyone who’s ever been in a relationship. If you enjoy a great comedy, this one’s definitely for you!

Online sales close 2 hours before each showtime. Please feel welcome to come to the live event, there may be tickets available at the door.
Seating is first come first served (festival seating). We do not save seats, please come early if your seating location is important to you. Auditorium doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.
This show is not suitable for young children.
Facility is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive a minimum of 40 minutes before showtime for advance seating.

Genuine thanks for your support of Emerald Pig, and keeping the arts alive in our community!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistant: Anita Kitkowski
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Heather Van Oene, members at large
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design: Reginald Pillay
Costumes: Team effort
Audition Support: Heather Lee

The Cast
Peanut White as Shayna Perkins
Paul Sawyer as Grant Perkins
Simon Challenger as Wing Falterman
Heather Van Oene as Billie Falterman
Judith Betzler as Veronica Dunn-Dudet
and
Henry Bartak as Maurice Dudet

Renovations for Six is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA www.ggagency.ca

*Some excerpts taken from the Hamilton Spectator, credit to Gary Smith.

Halfway There, by Norm Foster

Directed by Angela Bell

We had SO MUCH FUN putting this show on for you! Sincere thanks to everyone who came out to see us for your support of the arts in our community!

“Want to laugh until your sides ache? Want to see Canada’s most prolific playwright at the very top of his game? ‘Halfway There’ is Norm Foster at his most beguiling…” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator

Halfway There is a truly special show with genuine laughter and love” Sam Tweedle, Kawartha NOW

Halfway There was a hilarious experience that also tugged at your heartstings when it needed to.” Todd Vaughan, Lacombe Express

There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke. Not when the gossips meet for coffee every day at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town off its axis.

What follows is a month of lessons learned for all, through hilarity, tears and the bonds of unshakeable friendship. Sugar and spice and everything nice…with a dash of Maritime salt!

Written by Canada’s own Norm Foster, “Halfway There” is a feel-good theatrical experience that will keep you smiling long after you leave the theatre.

The Team!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistant: Jen S
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Maria Jelavich-Carter
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design by Cindy Farnsworth, Farnsworth Designs
Costumes: Team effort
Audition Support: Robin Perry, Kathleen Hatley, Heather Van Oene

The Cast
Sara Zaitsoff as Rita
Sandi Bossons as Vi
Karla Scribner as Mary Ellen
Liam Coughlan as Sean Merrit
and
Paige Conzatti as Janine Babineau

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