Brian Dowd has spent the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited "something" for his best friend's sister, who happens to live next door. But each and every time he's spoken with Beth Finnegan for more than 30 seconds, he's ended up with his foot planted firmly in his mouth. Now, Brian's time is about to run out. With recent news that Jerry Finnegan's sister is getting married, the time has come for him to put up or shut up. Like John Wayne in The High and the Mighty, Brian has reached the point of no return. What's he got to lose--except the love of his life!
|Brian Dowd||Marc Hetu|
|Beth Finnegan||Emily Lutz|
|Beth Finnegan||Danielle Lutz (August 2 and 30)|
|Stage Managers||Jacquelyn Burneau|
|Hair and Makeup Coach||Danielle Lutz|
|Lights & Sound||Paul Abela|
|Set Design||Candy O’Brien|
|Set Builders||Candy O’Brien, Sean O’Brien, Paul Abela, Marc Hetu, Emily Lutz, Danielle Lutz, Jacqueline Burneau, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk|
|Publicity||Irene Armstrong, Diana Bishop, Laura Churchill Duke, Sharon Churchill Roe, Nancy Henry & Beth Irvine|
This is Marc Hetu’s second time appearing in a CentreStage Theatre production and it won’t be his last. Marc has caught the performing bug and is not in a hurry to get rid of it. Having now finished his undergraduate degree, he is looking forward to what the future holds in store. Marc is currently employed at Acadia University in the Chemistry Department continuing his work on Bioactive Phytochemicals from Invasive Plants. His hobbies include cooking/baking, video games (not in a childish way though), and woodworking.
Emily is currently a Master’s student at Acadia, where she is finishing her degree in Social and Political Thought. She loves yoga, adventures, travelling, and good coffee. This is her second performance at Centrestage. Her first was “Three to Get Married” in the spring, and she’s excited to be back on stage in the newly renovated space! She identifies a lot with her character Beth Finnegan, and thinks many young women might feel the same as they follow Beth’s path throughout the play. She is grateful to have the opportunity to be in a play so unlike anything she’s done before, and thankful to Marc and the rest of the crew for being so lovely and fun to work with. She hopes you enjoy the show!
I am an 18 year old student at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus currently studying cosmetology. I have been a camper at CentreStage March Break and summer camps as well as volunteered as a Camp counsellor. I have been in three dinner theatres in Berwick. I have also taken part in school plays and musicals. I started acting at a young age and have experienced most of the jobs behind the scenes as well as being an actress on stage. Thank you for coming out tonight and I hope you enjoy the show!
Paul Abela (lights/sound): “Did someone say ‘lights’ “? Having walked the boards and directed, this is my first time behind the lighting board. It’s the one role in the theatre where you know you’ve done a good job if no one notices you. As I’m a terrible egoist, that has taken some getting used to. Actually, it’s been a lot of fun learning a new craft, made easy by a great director, cast and crew.
Jacqueline Burneau (Stage Manager): Jacquelyn Burneau has been involved in Centrestage for 3 years now both on and off stage. How time flies! Jerry Finnigan’s Sister is her sophomore effort as a Stage Manager. She enjoyed working with this whole cast and crew immensely and really hopes that you enjoy the ride too! Jacquelyn lives in Centreville with her husband and their 5 fur-babies.
Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk (Director): Sometimes it’s fun to take a break from being on-stage and immerse yourself in another aspect of theatre...in this case, directing. While this isn’t the first show I have directed, I have to admit I am very pleased to be able to direct this particular show, as the script continues to delight me everytime I read it, with its blend of “charming” and “funny”. I am so pleased with (and grateful for) the hard work of the cast and crew to bring this to life for your enjoyment, and hope you leave as delighted with this show as I am.