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Senior Living at its Very Best!

By Marthe Fraser

San Miguel Playreaders is tackling one of Norm Foster’s newer plays, Jonas and Barry in the Home, which had its world premiere at Theatre Orangeville on October 5, 2015. It is a very funny and rather poignant story of two seniors who move into a luxurious “assisted living” home, Gateway Gardens.

San Miguel Playreaders present:
Jonas and Barry in the Home
Wed, Apr 5, and Thu, Apr 6, at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Church, Cardo 6
152 0752
20 pesos
Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:45pm

Barry Butterfield, a retired dentist still a good three years on the sunny side of 70 (played by Dick Avery) and newly arriving bon vivant, retired actor Jonas Ainsworth (played by Henry Vermillion) meet on the veranda of Gateway Gardens and fall into conversation and friendship. Giving balance to the mix is Barry’s daughter Rosie (Gina Giampaoli Alderton), who is the social director of Gateway Gardens. She has persuaded her father to move into the home after his heart attack, primarily so she can keep an eye on him and mend their somewhat broken relationship. Dic Simandl handles the lights and sound and Marthe Fraser directs.

It’s the best bargain in town at only 20 pesos—and we’d love it if you have the correct change.

Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 and 6, at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Cardo 6. Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:45pm each evening on a first come, first serve basis. All ticket holders must be present when the doors open at 7pm or their seat may be resold. The play will begin at 7:30pm or when the house is filled.


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