Submitted to The Record
Courtenay Little Theatre may stir up some more controversy with its next Event Night on Tuesday, March 15.
A talented cast, directed by Debra Wiens, will be reading an edited version of the play A Murder of Crows by Ed Graczyk, the author of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean.
The play raises some topical end of life issues.
You will meet Jennie and Harley Woodson, an elderly couple who are forced to move from their Ohio homestead, along with their neighbours, because the land is contaminated.
Their son and daughter-in-law have come to move them to Pennsylvania. Jennie and Harley face the challenges of a terminal illness, family conflicts and marital secrets with a combination of downright denial, gentle humour and, in the end, thoughtful consideration.
Will they go?
How do you say goodbye to the only life you have ever known? What are their options? And who gets to keep the dinosaur bone?
Their choices might surprise you, even challenge or distress you.
The cast includes Steve Gordon, Kirstin Humpherys, Gail Limber, Pat McKenna, Ann Marie Lewis and Jon Faris.
The reading takes place at the CLT rehearsal space at 1625 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay at 7 p.m. so be sure to get there early for a good seat. Doors open at 6:30. There will be no intermission during the 90-minute presentation. Following the play there will be a short break and a facilitated discussion for those who wish to stay.
Admission by donation.