Dagmar Kaffanke-Numm, waltzes with fellow cast member Ed White, in preparation for the upcoming performance, presented by the Chair Actors. My Father’s Story will be held at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre on Sunday, March 24 at 3pm.
The Chair Actors present My Father’s Story, a staged reading at the Sechelt Activity Centre, on Sunday, March 24 at 3 pm.
Last Mother’s Day they presented My Mother’s Story to a packed auditorium. Now they have collaborated on a new script about their fathers.
One father raised homing pigeons for war service. Many served in conflicts overseas. Two others didn’t bother to get a divorce before they remarried. Half emigrated from a war-affected country to start a new life in Canada.
The children, seven women and three men ranging in age from 60 to 92, will share their fathers’ childhood adventures, teenage rebellions, war experiences, and journeys though marriage and fatherhood.
Each is an essentially Canadian story; one that often begins far away, travels through adversity and displacement, and has new adventures in this country of possibilities. Together, the stories weave the fabric of our country’s social history, from colonial days in the 1800s to the present.
Louise Phillips shaped the fathers’ stories into a script, which M.G. Evans is directing. Evans, a new resident on the Coast, has years of professional theatre experience across Canada.
Tickets are $10, are on sale from March 15 at the Sechelt Activity Centre reception desk and at the door just before the performance. More info: www.secheltseniors.com/chair_act.html