Confession, last year’s new play by award–winning Canadian dramatist Dan McIvor, opens a whirlwind 3-day run at Sackville’s Live Bait Theatre tonight at 8 pm.
“This is the second in our October mini-series of three fresh, exciting, Maritime plays,” explains Live Bait’s Artistic Director, Karen Valanne. “Sheldon Currie’s touching comedy, Lauchie, Liza and Rory, played to enthusiastic playgoers from across the central Maritimes at the beginning of the month and we fully expect that trend to continue.”
Confession has been described as a play about who we were, who we are and what we will become. The action takes place both in the present moment and in the past memories of three characters who, by sharing their secrets, discover how much alike they really are: Kit, the daughter, outspoken, funny and rebellious at 21; Kath, the mother, somewhat sardonic and bitter in her 40’s; and Kitty, the old lady who tries to piece together the puzzle that is her life by finding a way to confess her greatest failing.
The script combines monologues delivered to the audience and dialogue between the characters as they struggle to know the story they share and how they will tell it. In the end it is the unity of these three very different women, the coming together of their diverging voices, that reveals the truth about them.
Interpreting the roles are three talented performers: the luminous Margaret Smith as Kit; Shaw Festival veteran Sherry Smith as Kath; and the internationally recognized film and stage actress, Marguerite McNeil, as Kitty.
Confession is a Mulgrave Road Theatre production, directed by Ann-Marie Kerr and designed by Andrew Murray and Ingrid Risk. The Guysborough NS company commissioned McIvor to write the work, which he has revised extensively since its premiere in the fall of 2008. After the Sackville engagement, October 15-17, the tour will continue to Sydney and Halifax.
Further information and reservations may be obtained by calling the Live Bait Theatre box office at (506) 536-2248.