Can you snatch happiness from the jaws of discontent? Elise and Troy, and Mo and Soleil are two couples searching for the answer to that very question in a new romantic and dramatic comedy, premiering at The Belfry Theatre from now until June 12.
Playwright Rosa Dolores’s new comedy, Kindred, is directed by Lauren Taylor and stars Medina Hahn (as Soleil), Stephen Lobo (as Mo), Andrew McNee (as Troy) and Celine Stubel (as Elise).
When your world turns sour and the future you dreamed of disappears, what happens next? Words and recriminations don’t get you far, but maybe there is a silver lining. Could one date change fate? And could one chance encounter change it all again?
“I love this play—it surprises me—and it is unlike any other play I know,” says The Belfry’s artistic director Michael Shamata. “It has romance, villains, tests and traps and lessons—and a chance to find what you’re looking for in unexpected places. And it’s real and believable.
Kindred will be performed for in-person shows until June 12, with simultaneous live-stream broadcasts until June 5.
Talkback Thursday (on stage and online) takes place June 2, following the performance. Join the actors and director for a Q&A session—hop in and they’ll answer your questions about creating Kindred.
The Almost Live Event Matinee happens Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 pm—
experience Kindred online with VocalEye audio description. The virtual Zoom lobby opens at 1:30 pm for community socializing with host Amy Amantea, followed by a pre-show introduction at 1:45 pm.
The feature presentation begins at 2 pm. Patrons invited to stay for the post-show chat with special guests and a prize draw. This event is designed to be accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted and is free to attend.
This year, The Belfry is offering Pay What You Want tickets for both in-person attendance and live streams. Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca.
While masks and proof of vaccination are no longer mandatory, the theatre strongly encourages all audience members to wear masks and take all publicly recommended health precautions.