OVERDALE
A live play reading with Nicola Cavendish & David King
Sept 12 & 13

OVERDALE <br> A live play reading with Nicola Cavendish & David King <br>Sept 12 & 13

A fuzzy-memory romantic comedy by David King

Sat, Sept. 12th – 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Sun, Sept. 13th – 2:30 PM (Live & livestreamed performance)

Live performance: $30 / $25 / $18. Choose the ticket price that works best for you.
Livestream performance (Sun, Sept 13 – 2:30 PM only): $12.50. Online access & tickets available via Side Door Access.

Presented by Touchstone Theatre in association with PHT Creative Hub Co-operative and Off The Page

When Jill and Ben meet on a BC Ferry from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay, they’re surprised to discover that they grew up in the same area of Winnipeg, among many of the same people. They even manage to connect seeing each other from afar at a party on Overdale Street — 50 years ago. The pair reminisce about the time in their lives when they seemed to always just miss each other and imagine the alternate paths their lives could have taken had they met.

(60 minutes)

About David King

DAVID KING has written extensively for the stage as well as for radio, television and film. Among his many works are Jessie Award-winning plays, Life Skills and Garage Sale. His script for his NFB film, For Gentlemen Only, earned him a Genie Award. His screenplay for the feature film, Harmony Cats, was nominated for a Genie Award. Mr. King has also acted on the stage and for film and T.V. and has recorded two albums of his Music: Pop Wisdom and Manaboutmidnight Late Night Radio Show.

 
 
From Nicola Cavendish:

“I have stepped far back from stage work and am presently involved in a Netflix Series Virgin River. Characteristically, I portray the Town Gossip and owner of the General Store. We are shooting Season 3 now.

Overdale was written because I asked David to “write something for us to do together again please Dave. We are getting older fast.” So he did.

It is a two-hander about a couple who meet on the Langdale Ferry and spark up a conversation that becomes the play. I have loved this COVID-19 time off. I’ve had a big taste of an unobligated life and love every minute of being shuttered away working in my garden and actually seeing results because I have the TIME to do so. Retirement beckons with a strong finger. OVERJOYED to do this with David whom I have loved since I was 26 when we met at the Banff Playwrights Colony. Now I am 67 and love him even more.”

About Touchstone Theatre

For over 40 years Touchstone Theatre has been a mainstay of theatrical innovation and excellence on the West Coast. The company’s all-Canadian mandate has helped launch and develop some of the country’s most important playwrights and actors, and its substantial body of work has garnered over 70 local and national awards.

 

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