Peninsula Productions returns to the stage with their debut show following the second phase of BC’s reboot plan.
The one-woman show Erma Bombeck: At the end of the line, featuring local actress and Theater BC award winner Nancy Ebert, will be presented in four performances, July 16-18, at the company’s black box theater space in Centennial Park (14600 North Bluff Rd).
Directed by Guy Fauchon, the new artistic director of Peninsula, the play by Allison Engle and Margaret Engle is a loving tribute to one of the most memorable humorous columnists of all time.
In addition to Bombeck’s renowned wit, the play also tells the real-life story of a woman who set aside her dreams as a journalist to become a suburban housewife.
Instead of being overwhelmed by the role, Bombeck finally found a way to draw on her experiences for a long series of witty anecdotes that have entertained readers across the United States and Canada.
As Bombeck herself pointed out, “I don’t think women outlive men, Doctor – it just seems longer.
The Peninsula Summer Ensemble Team will join Ebert to stage Bombeck’s story; Logan Hallwas (lighting); Hailey Conner (scenic painting) and Paige Gibbs (public services).
The show will be presented to a restricted audience of 30 people maximum and, in accordance with provincial health guidelines, masks will be mandatory and disinfectant will be available at the entrance and exit.
Sessions are at 7 p.m. on Friday July 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday July 17; and 2 p.m. on Sunday July 18.
All tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased at https://www.showpass.com/erma-bombeck-at-wits-end-2/
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