Barrie’s own Trudee Romanek, a well-known local book author, has had her most recent play accepted into South Simcoe Theatre’s Four Play Festival, May 30-June 2, in Cookstown.
She is one of three playwrights (Neil Wicks, and Brendan Main) whose work was developed at Theatre by the Bay’s monthly Barrie Theatre Lab.
The annual Showcase of Play Readings features lightly rehearsed readings of a variety of works: some old, some new, some rare, and some challenging. Each day, there are different plays.
Romanek’s work, Between The Lines, is set amid the screaming bullets and bombs of WWII Europe. Sgt. Bob Henson’s training is no match for the moral onslaught: the loss of his innocence, friends, and sense of what’s right. Based on actual letters and experiences, Between The Lines opens the invisible wounds of war and asks – Can we justify them?
It’s playing Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Four Play showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per day.
For more see www.southsimcoetheatre.com.
Running in conjunction with Four Play, on June 1 only, The Wing Ding Tearoom is donating all proceeds in support of SST’s theatrical adventures, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cookstown Town Hall.