So, apparently, I had even more time on my hands than I could have ever imagined.
My other favourite director, Don Briard managed to get me for a THIRD production in 2010:
This was a fun show to work on. Rather than tell you the synopsis, it is so much easier to give a reviewer’s impression of the show
I got to work with a fun cast and crew on this show.
Jack (RYAN JOHNSON), a well-known writer of mysteries, and his wife Susie (JANE CRAVEN) were drowned in a boating accident. They are haunting their cottage in England, which they left to Susie’s Australian niece, and have driven off all possible renters.
Mark Webster (DAVE MCNEA), an estate agent, brings Simon (ROBERT MEDERIOS) and Felicity (Flic) (COLLEEN LORNIE) Willis around. He is aware of the haunting activities, but only indirectly hints at the fact, telling the Willises that they will have to pay the full lease if they find the home for any non-physical reason “unsuitable”. When he learns of the previous owners, Simon, an aspiring writer, is thrilled with the idea of living where Jack Cameron wrote his novels. Susie objects until it becomes apparent that Flic is in the early days of her pregnancy.
The play follows the course of Flic’s pregnancy from June to December and the young couple’s interactions with Flic’s disapproving mother, Marcia (DEBORAH FINKEL).
A parallel story line involves Jack’s rejection at the “Pearly Gates”, raising, in a lighthearted manner, issues of belief and faith—in which Susie’s guardian angel (TARA WEBSTER) plays a role.
The two story lines come together at Christmas when Flic goes into labour.
On the whole, it was a production that was most enjoyable to work on.