Date: Tuesday, July 10 8:30pm Location: Memorial Hall
First performed to sold-out audiences twenty-nine years ago, as part of the 1989 Harrison Festival, Talking With was one of the best-loved theatre events in the history of the Festival. This revival production of Talking With reunites many of the original cast with director Ian Fenwick for a special celebratory performance on Tuesday, July 10 at 8:30 in the Harrison Memorial Hall.
Dubbed “the production that wouldn’t die” because of its widespread appeal and the numerous performances at various venues throughout the Fraser Valley, Talking With is a play of great substance and humour. It is amusing, moving and sometimes frightening featuring a cast of extraordinary and idiosyncratic female characters. These include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider and an eccentric old woman who proclaims the miraculous healing properties of a McDonald’s Big Mac.
Reprising roles from the original production are: Astrid Beugeling, Lynne Wells, Kelly Cooper, Sandy Tait, Virginia Cooke, Linda McRae, and Jody Cameron. Joining them is Harrison Festival Board of Directors President, Heather Robertson and Vancouver actress Jackie Minns. Talking With is produced by Ian Fenwick Productions by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Inc.