Canadian literary gem’s work on display at Theatre Inconnu

The Best of Friends by Rachel Wyatt enters final week in Fernwood

Geli Bartlett (from left), Gloria Snider and Maureen Van Wyck star in The Best of Friends, Theatre Inconnu’s current show, entering its final week at the Fernwood Road theatre. Photo contributed

If you enjoy the work of Rachel Wyatt, one of Canada’s most beloved writers, you’ll want to get to Theatre Inconnu in Fernwood to see The Best of Friends.

This adaptation of Order of Canada member Wyatt’s novel, Letters to Omar, details the adventures of three older women who are trying to make a difference in the world. Central character, Dorothy, is recently retired, has no children through three marriages and is now single. She spends her days fighting to keep her modest home out of the hands of developers, and writing letters to famous people that she never sends – most frequently, Omar Sharif.

Through the preparation and aftermath of an attempt by Dorothy and her friends to pull off a major fund-raising dinner, Wyatt explores with wit and insight the ups and downs of deep-rooted friendship.

Geli Bartlett, Gloria Snider and Maureen Van Wyck star in this 100-minute (with an intermission) production directed by Clayton Jevne. The show is in its final week at 1923 Fernwood Rd., with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday (May 15) through Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee scheduled for Saturday (May 18).

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Tickets are $14, or $10 for seniors, students or the unwaged. You can reserve tickets by calling 250-360-0234 or emailing tinconnu@islandnet.com, or purchase directly at ticketrocket.co or by calling 250-590-6291.



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