Canadian Celebrity cast brings love to Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

Janet Wright and Bruce Greenwood star in Love Letters

Genie Award winning actress Janet Wright stars alongside Bruce Greenwood in Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's production of Love Letters, opening Thursday, March 28 at McPherson Playhouse.

Canadian Comedy and Genie Award-winning actress Janet Wright is making her debut with Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre this weekend, starring alongside Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Double Jeopardy, Flight) in Blue Bridge’s production of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Love Letters.

Wright, most recently known for her role as Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian TV show Corner Gas, is connected to Blue Bridge in other ways. She started Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre in 1974 with Blue Bridge’s artistic director Brian Richmond (and director of Love Letters) and her sister Susan. Richmond and Janet were married at the time, and their son, and popular Blue Bridge adn Atomic Vaudeville director, Jacob Richmond, was born that first season.

“In all these years, after Persephone, we haven’t really worked together at all,” says Wright.  “I spend Christmas and holidays with family, but this will be neat.”

Because Greenwood is currently working on another project, and will arrive in Victoria Thursday (the day Love Letters opens), he and Wright won’t have much time to rehearse, but Wright says the life-long friends will still be at the top of their game.

Love Letters opens 8pm Thursday at the McPherson Playhouse and runs Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets start  at $39.50 and are available at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121. M

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