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  • Nov. 4th and 5th at The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon St., LunaSea presents a staged reading of Lisa Cochrane's new play "Well Heeled", starring Kim Parkhill and Robbie O'Neill and directed by Martha Irving. Tickets are Pay-what-you-can but should be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/well-heeled-staged-reading-tickets-28601645291
  • ESTATE by Hannah Rittner
  • Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary Returns!!!
  • "Woman and Scarecrow" by Marina Carr. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm and Mauralea Austin
  • "To Capture Light" by Mary-Colin Chisholm. Photo credit: David Crewe. From left to right: Mary-Colin Chisholm, Sherry Smith, Mauralea Austin, Martha Irving
  • The company is committed, primarily, to working with actors resident in this province, but is open to working with artists living elsewhere in order to stimulate new ideas and fresh energy.

UPCOMING

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4th and 5th, LunaSea is presenting staged readings of Lisa Cochrane's new play, Well Heeled, at The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon St. Halifax, NS. The showtimes are Nov. 4th at 8pm, and Nov. 5th at 2pm and 8 pm. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can but please reserve your seats at lunaseatheatre.eventbrite.com as seating is limited.

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Correction!!!!!: The Coast misprinted the presentation days for Well Heeled by Lisa Cochrane. Well Heeled is this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4th at 8pm and Nov. 5th at 2pm and 8pm. 

 

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Well Heeled details

LUNASEA THEATRE PRESENTS A STAGED READING OF

LISA COCHRANE’S  WELL HEELED

NOVEMBER 4th and 5th AT THE WAITING ROOM IN HALIFAX

It’s summer 1999. Halifax. Cross-dressing night security guard Arnold Halverston thinks he’s finally found the wife he’s been looking for since Expo ’67. Kirsten Blackie is hoping Arnold will be a subject for her documentary series idea “Oddballs”. Two strangers at cross-purposes enter a studio for a pre-interview chat, resulting in a darkly comic tale of attraction and repulsion, grief and unexpected intimacy. 

Performances by Kim Parkhill & Robbie O’Neill

Directed by Martha Irving, Assistant Director Ryanne Chisholm

Friday Nov 4, 2016 at 8pm; Saturday Nov 5, 2016, at 2pm and 8 pm

The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon Street, Halifax

ADMISSION   Pay What You Can (cash donations at the door)

 

LunaSea Theatre is proud to present the first play by Nova Scotia writer Lisa Cochrane. Although Cochrane’s professional background is in contemporary dance, documentary filmmaking and found object sculpture, when introduced to Cochrane’s fiction writing, co-artistic directors Martha Irving and Mary-Colin Chisholm saw the potential for a new work of theatre.

 

The germ of the play is the relationship between Cochrane and an enigmatic aging cross dresser very familiar to citizens of Halifax. After her documentary on this gentleman Do Shoes Make the Man? failed to materialize over a decade ago, Cochrane’s lasting impressions of their encounter - and earlier dramatic events in her life - eventually became fodder for an evolving work of fiction. Thus inspired, Cochrane was invited to participate in a new mentorship program for female playwrights at LunaSea called The Furnace. After more than a year of dramaturgical development with Mary Colin Chisholm and Martha Irving, seasoned actors Robbie O’Neill and Kim Parkhillnow join director Martha Irving in bringing life to the Well Heeledscript, in a staged reading at The Waiting Room in North End Halifax.

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LunaSea at the Library and EF's Stages Festival

Join us at the Central Halifax Library on June 13th 7:30pm  Mary-Colin will read from her new play Half Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary and discuss the unlikely origins of stories and the playwriting process.

Then!

Come to a Staged Reading of the play, presented as part of Eastern Front's Stages Festival,  on June 16th 2:00pm at the 5676 North Street Church  with Margaret Smith, Ryanne Chisholm and Christian Murray under the direction of Martha Irving. 

"Imagine if the Coen brothers wrote a Maritime, romantic comedy," says Chisholm. "Sugar Mary and Yewina, are two odd  sisters rattling around a farmhouse overrun by spiders, mice and stories. Scott a hapless folklorist from Arizona stumbles into their lives and everything goes topsy turvy"

And!

Coming this Fall... the world premiere of Lisa Cochrane's 'Well Heeled' ...  Documentary filmmaker Kirsten finds a new subject in Arnold, Halifax's most notable cross dresser.  Arnold is a man of humble origins and impeccable taste in footwear.  Through the process of unveiling Arnold's life and stories Kirstin finds her own healing...