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Guild to stage Terms of Endearment

Live theatre - The cast of the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of Terms of Endearment includes, from left: front, Megan Raftis, Flora Burke; back, Sean Weed, Raechel Weed, Daniel Olien, Alexandra Rowe and Sean Reihl.  Submitted photo

 

Guild to stage Terms of Endearment

HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild will bring the classic relationship tale Terms of Endearment to life on stage this spring.

Terms of Endearment is the story of a mother-daughter relationship tested by challenges in life and love in Dan Gordon’s stage adaptation based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks’ screenplay of the Oscar-winning 1983 film, which starred Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger and Jeff Daniels.

“There’s something special about the relationship between mothers and daughters,” said director Richard Jaunzemis. “It’s great to see how this relationship is developed in this play … it’s quite touching.”

While containing powerful dramatic moments, Jaunzemis said the play also has a lighter side.

“There’s very dramatic elements in it,” he explained. “There’s subtle comedy in it and there’s some overt comedy in it. There’s anger in it. As anybody who’s ever been in a relationship with their son or daughter knows, sometimes the road is pretty rough.”

The play stars Flora Burke and Sean Reihl of Mount Forest, Megan Raftis, Sean Weed, Rachel Weed, Daniel Olien of Harriston and Alexandra Rowe of Wroxeter.

Burke has played numerous major roles with the guild, appearing in such productions as Who’s Life is in Anyway and Belles: The Reunion.

Reihl has appeared in several recent shows including Looking and Things My Mother Taught Me. Raftis was last seen on stage in the comedy Artifice. Both Sean and Rachel Weed have had roles in several GWTG productions, while Olien and Rowe are newcomers to the local stage.

“It’s a wonderful cast. I’m really privileged to be working with some very experienced actors on stage,” said Jaunzemis, adding “I’m really pleased with how this whole cast and crew is coming together.”

Terms of Endearment will be staged at the fully-accessible Harriston Town Hall Theatre, 68 Elora Street, South, on April 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm and April 22 at 2pm.

Tickets, $15, are available at Harriston Home Hardware, Palmerston Home Hardware and Walsh’s IDA in Mount Forest, or order through Eventbrite at www.greywellingtontheatre.com.

 

April 13, 2018

 
 

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