In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first, wrapping their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs. Sure to get you in the festive mood!
The play is written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr and directed by Candy O’Brien.
|Stage Manager||Irene Armstrong|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Sabrina Doucette|
|Costumes||Lana Churchill and Cast|
|Lighting & Sound||Ernest Zinck|
|Set Design||Candy O’Brien & Shawn O’Brien|
|Set Builders||Shawn O'Brien, Chérie Zinck, Darrell Doucette, Irene Armstrong, Ron Corkum, Ernest Zinck|
Chérie Zinck is reprising her role of Mrs. Reece. She lives in Port Williams with three cats and the lighting man.
Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk is thrilled to be on stage again, and especially to share the stage with her daughter again. (Thanks Candy!) Mindy has done enough shows with CentreStage now to stop counting them. The last time she was on the stage downstairs was for The Dixie Swim Club, and before that Nuncrackers (though she’s done a few shows upstairs in the interim). She hopes you truly enjoy the show and swears she is nowhere near as cranky as her character.
Samantha Vinqvist: Having reached her last year of high school, Sam is looking forward to working with her friends from CentreStage once again. Sam is attending Central Kings Rural High School. She hopes you enjoy the play and have a very Merry Christmas.
Darrell Doucette is working on his second play this year. In May, he was Horatio in Three To Get Married, and now he takes on the role of Gordon. He has been involved with CentreStage for four years working in various positions: actor, stage manager, light/sound technician. Previous productions include Same Time Next Year and Gary Grinkle’s Battles with Wrinkles. He works part-time at the Victoria’s Historic Inn and during the summer at the Visitor’s Information Centre in Wolfville.
Michelle Grandy: This is Michelle’s fifth production at CentreStage, the last being Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. She hopes you enjoy the show and have many a laugh, for there are lots! Merry Christmas! God bless us, everyone!
Candy O’Brien lives in Grafton with her husband and three sons. She last directed Old Love and was last onstage in The Lighthouse. She is honoured to be working with such a fabulous cast and crew.
Irene Armstrong is thrilled to be a part of another great CentreStage production! This one is guaranteed to give you at least a light-hearted giggle and, hopefully, a very entertaining evening!
Sabrina Doucette is excited to be a part of her first main stage production at CentreStage. She recently finished stage managing Babe the Sheep Pig. Her first show was Gary Grinkle. Sabrina currently attends Horton High School and is on the Horton Tech Crew.
Leigh Murphy: This is Leigh’s first CentreStage production. He is very busy with school activities at Horton High School.
Ernest Zinck is a retired chemistry professor who lives in Port Williams with Chérie and three cats. He usually works behind the scenes, but today he makes a cameo appearance on stage. Watch for it. He hopes you enjoy The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol.