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by Doug Harvey
Book Club Review
(left) Brittany Kay, Josh Johnston, Franny McCabe-Bennett,
Iain Stewart, Tracey Beltrano and on couch Jeff Dingle
Photo credit to Doug Harvey, Port Stanley News

The "Book Club" by playwright Kristen Da Silva is a fast-paced comedy that comes complete with a constant flow of great one-liners that keeps the audience in tears. What really happens when you put together three single men and three single women to talk about books turns out to be an evening of lonely hearts tired of the single life willing to gamble everything on a spinning roulette of love.

Excellent performances by Tracey Beltrano as Annie, a women engaged to be married, but still impatiently waiting for that special date, Jeff Dingle as Hossler, he just got dumped and needs to be pointed in the right direction, Josh Johnston as Brad, he's in love and needs a little push to find out with who, some say he's gay, Brittany Kay as Julia, a little rusted, but all that can be fixed, Franny McCabe-Bennett as Eileen, ready to break free for the right match, and Iain Stewart as Josh, the player that almost falls flat. Together they form an interesting and rather unusual mix of characters, that will keep you second guessing whether love will find a way.

The conclusion to today's performance was from an satisfied audience brought to it's feet for a standing ovation to deliver the message of a job well done. Credit must be given to the cast of "Book Club" for their hilarious glimpse of single life, and to Liz Gilroy's sense of timing which directed this production into perfect delivery. Credit also goes to Jory Mclean as stage manager, Erin Cunningham as apprentice assistant stage manager, Josh Quinlan for set design, Karen Crichton for the lighting design, Alex Amini for costume design, and a special thanks goes out to Port Stanley's Russell House as show sponsor.

"Book Club" runs from July 25th to August 18th, 2018, and it's a show that you will want to remember for tips the next time your looking for love!


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