The miracle on the wall: Part II

Cranbrook Community Theatre's presentation of "Halo" opens Oct. 10 at the Studio Stage Door

Sightseers are agog and akimbo at the strange sights of “Halo.”

Sightseers are agog and akimbo at the strange sights of “Halo.”

Brenda Babinski

Early one Sunday morning in Nately, Nova Scotia — a town too small for a movie theater — the inhabitants awake to find that their small town has just been blessed with a major tourist attraction.

A miraculous image appears on the side of the local Tim Horton’s coffee shop and this seemingly heaven sent sign is greeted by a colorful cast of characters whose reactions run the gamut from blind faith to wry cynicism.

Written by Canadian playwright Josh MacDonald and directed by Hamber Award winner, Terry Miller, Halo delves into the nature of hope, religion, blind faith and human relationships.  Playing selected dates from October 10 to 25 at the Studio, Stage Door, Halo is a richly written look at small town life.

Casey, (Alexa Laing-Moore) is a disgruntled Tim Horton’s employee who is suddenly faced with an onslaught of sightseers, all eager for a glimpse of the “miracle”.  Her newly devout boyfriend Jansen (David Webb) tries to convince her of the sanctity of the event while her friend and local priest, JJ (Jerrod Bondy) senses there is more to the “miracle” than meets the eye.

A humorous parade of visitors (played by Peter Schalk and Hannah van der Roest in multiple madcap roles) attend the Tim Hortons “miracle”.  Meanwhile across town a man sits vigil at his youngest daughter’s side.  Donald McMullin (Bob McCue) and his older daughter Lizzie (Zoe Dupley) face hope, heartbreak and a potential miracle of their own.

Be sure to catch this funny and moving account of small town life, hope, faith and miracles at the Studio Stage Door, October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25.  Tickets available at Lotus Books.

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