Better Living At Bank Theatre

Better Living was presented at the Bank Theatre for six performances in February 2017.

Better Living was presented at the Bank Theatre for six performances in February 2017.

(LEAMINGTON, ON) – Jacqueline Tinus will be directing the Ghost Light Players presentation of George F Walker’s Canadian classic Better Living at The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11.

In the play, Nora couldn’t be happier. Her three daughters will all be under one roof again. Even her youngest, Gail, with her criminal boyfriend, Junior, is welcome.

But, as she waits for the meek Maryann and the brassy Elizabeth to return, Nora’s brother Jack, a priest doubting his faith, warns her of the return of her tyrannical husband, Tom and he’s likely still angry about the three times Nora and Jack have tried to kill him.

Better Living was first produced by the Canadian Stage Company in 1986 and in the United States in 1987 by the New York Stage and Film Company, in association with Vassar College.

“I feel the play resonates more now than it did when it was first produced,” said Tinus. “As we enter 2017 and we see the kind of person coming into power in the United States, this play illustrates every reaction we’re seeing in the news and on social media. I think it asks the audience, “How we would cope with this new and radical form of government?’”

The Ghost Light Players production will be entered for consideration into the Western Ontario Drama League Festival, which takes place March 13 through 18, in Guelph. There are only five slots for performances and eleven companies across Western Ontario are vying for them.

Entry is gained through adjudication and this production has its adjudicated performance at The Bank Theatre on February 3.

Tickets are $20 and the shows start at 7:30pm with doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online or find Ghost Light Players and The Bank Theatre on Facebook for more information.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Wharram’s Jewellery, at 21 Talbot Street West, and Counter Effects, at 2 Iroquois Road, both in Leamington. Or call Ghost Light Players in advance at 519-982-1212.

Tickets will also be available at The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place, at 10 Erie Street South in Leamington on the night of the shows.

The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place is accessible and ample parking is available. For more information visit The Bank Theatre online or the Ghost Light Players.

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