Arts Club Theatre: Thanks For Giving

Margo Kane and Tom McBeath.                        Photo by David Cooper

Celebrate fall with a new Canadian comedy by Nlaka’pamux actor and Governor General Literary Award–winning playwright Kevin Loring. The play uses a family’s Thanksgiving dinner to bring to the table themes of colonial history, legacy and family tension. Featuring witty characters the play balances serious themes with humour. “It’s kind of like a turkey dinner,” Loring laughs. “There’s a lot on the table.”
While Nan bastes the turkey and prepares the stuffing, her husband hides a freshly hunted bear in the garage and her troublesome daughter is raiding her purse again. To top it all off, her grandchildren have chosen this Thanksgiving to disclose some unexpected personal truths to the family. In this intimate and restorative new play the table is set and the main course is legacy, but the dessert is pumpkin pie. Tuck in!
Starring Leslie Dos Remedios (Sam), Tai Amy Grauman (Marie), Margo Kane (Nan), Tom McBeath (Clifford), Andrea Menard (Sue), Shyama-Priya (Bear Dancer), Deneh’Cho Thompson (Clayton), čaačumhi – Aaron M. Wells (John)
Playwright/Director Kevin Loring, Set Designer Ted Roberts, Costume Designer Samantha McCue, Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison, Sound Designer James Coomber, Dramaturg Rachel Ditor, Stage Manager Angela Beaulieu, Assistant Stage Manager Colleen Totten
7:30 p.m. October 5 to November 4
Granville Island Theatre

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