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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Westering Man at UNBC

Newman & Wright at Theatre Royal travel to UNBC from Barkerville

Amy and Richard and the rest of the Newman & Wright Theatre Royal cast would like to thank UNBC for inviting us to present Westering Man at the UNBC CanFor theatre.
In particular we would like to acknowledge Dean Dr. John Young, Dr. Tracy Summerville and Ramona Rose for their interest, passion and work in making this even happen.
 It was a great end to the season for us and a welcome opportunity to present one of our favorite shows. The cast talked about it all the way home and were particularly thankful to make such a positive link between the artistic and academic community of the north.
We appreciated the work the UNBC folks did in making this a successful event and the interest they showed in our work.
We have toured shows for a total of 12 weeks in past years, but have never had the opportunity to take a "book show" or drama outside the theatre.
Finally: recently a friend said: "Do not stay were you are tolerated. Go where you are celebrated."
We felt celebrated at UNBC.

We flew Alison in from Vancouver for the event as she is currently studying Jazz at Capilano University. Alison, Amy, Brendan and Rob adapted to the new set with just a couple of quick rehearsals. Marcello Sequeira did an excellent job in adapting an old set to the new space and lit the show with just our touring lights.

It was a loooong day. We left Wells at 9:30 a.m. and returned at 2 a.m. Alison got to bed before us, but was up at 5 a.m. for flight to Vancouver. Great work everyone.

And that is it. Now we begin planning for next year, with some great opportunities on the horizon.