Canadian Theater Company and Players Workshop Bring Old Love To SMA

Booth Savage and Janet Laine-Green “Old Love”, Foster Festival 2017

By Marthe Fraser

San Miguel de Allende’s oldest theater group, Players Workshop, and the Foster Festival, a theater company located in Ontario, Canada and inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster, offer San Miguel audiences Old Love, a play featuring Canadian actors Janet Laine-Green and Booth Savage.

The Foster Festival website says, “Welcome Lovers of Laughter!” It goes on to state their mission, “…to showcase the heart and humor of Foster’s writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners, and to foster and support emerging and established Canadian playwrights interested in stories that are entertaining but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of our audience.”

Old Love is a romantic comedy with touches of personal drama that spans three decades. Molly’s just been widowed. Her husband was Bud’s boss. Over three decades of seeing her at company functions, Bud has been smitten with Molly. Molly, on the other hand, doesn’t remember him from Adam’s housecat. They run into each other at the funeral, and the play is off and running with the audience following and laughing along.

Green, also a director, producer, and teacher active for over 25 years, plays Molly. Best known for her roles in She’s the Mayor, Seeing Things, and This is Wonderland, Green had a lifetime achievement award named after her in 1992 by Theatre Saskatchewan. Green sponsors the award.

The character of Bud is played by stage and TV star Booth Savage, a playwright as well as an actor and teacher. His plays, Savage Heat, DADS, Reversing Falls, Pillow Talk, Pajama Games, and This Bloody Business have all been performed on stages across Canada. He played Harry Sinden in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation miniseries Canada Russia 72 and played Principal Callaghan on Mr. D. Savage and Green are married.

Patricia Vanstone is the performance’s artistic director. Passionate about Canadian theatre, she has performed in, dramatized, and directed many new works over the past 35 years at theatres across Canada. Her association with Norm Foster began in 1984 with his play The Melville Boys. She has since performed in The Long Weekend, Old Love, and On A First Name Basis with Foster himself. She has recently directed five of Foster’s new world-premiere plays as well as others like Noises Off, Driving Miss Daisy, and more.

Tickets are on sale at the Biblioteca box office and in the Santa Ana Café. There are only four performances of Old Love, and seating is limited at the Santa Ana Theater.

 

Theater

Old Love

Thu–Sat, Mar 8–10, 7pm

Sun, Mar 11, 3pm

Teatro Sana Ana, La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

250 pesos

Tickets sale at box office

 

 

 

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