Posted: Wednesday February 20, 2013
Maggie Sullivan (left) and Sherry Lavoie in Shawnigan Players’ intimately telling drama Albertine In Five Times. Photo: Peter W. Rusland, Cowichan News Leader
Michel Tremblay’s well-loved and award-winning play presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come—“Our fate depends on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30. Together, these five Albertines provide a moving portrait of the extraordinary life of an “ordinary” woman.
Shawnigan Players’ staging of Albertine In Five Times uses a stark-set to divide seating in the Duncan Garage Showroom where seven female actors are directed by Alex Gallacher. This production runs February 22 through March 3, 2013 in Duncan.