Cranbrook Community Theatre is gearing up for its next  production at the Studio Stage Door.  Life in the small town of Nately

Cranbrook Community Theatre is gearing up for its next production at the Studio Stage Door. Life in the small town of Nately

The miracle on the wall

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s “Halo” examines the ideals of
religion, faith and forgiveness in a fast paced, fast food world

Brenda Babinski

Imagine a typical day. You sit in the drive thru lineup, anticipating your daily double double, thinking maybe you will treat yourself to a box of Timbits. You edge your car slowly along as the line-up moves, casually glancing at the side of the building.

And then you see it right there on the side of the building. Is it? Could it be? A Miracle?

Canadian Playwright Josh MacDonald tells this very story in his critically acclaimed play Halo. Set in the small town of Nately, Nova Scotia, we watch as life is forever changed for the town’s inhabitants when a miraculous image appears on the side of a Tim Hortons restaurant. A fine balance of humour and compassion is achieved as Halo examines the ideals of religion, faith and forgiveness in a fast paced, fast food world.

The Cranbrook Community Theatre is proud to present Halo, kicking off this season featuring all Canadian plays. Directed by Hamber Award winner, Terry Miller, Halo boasts a cast of three women and four men, all seasoned performers who bring great humanity and energy to the story which is equal parts comedy and tragedy. Alexa Laing-Moore plays the wise-cracking Casey, an overworked Tim Horton’s employee and small town girl who fancies herself meant for bigger and better things. Donald, played brilliantly by veteran performer Bob McCue, is the tragic father of a young daughter who has been comatose for several years. While Casey disparages the miracle, Donald desperately needs to believe in it. The contrast between the humorous and the tragic along with the simple comfort of human relationships is handled beautifully in this well written play that is guaranteed to entertain.

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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