Between Shifts Theatre is gearing up to present a new production titled Three Tall Women to Squamish.
Starting on March 29, the play examines one woman’s life as she speaks with younger versions of herself. The show is described as unsuitable for younger audiences, given some of the sensitive themes and coarse dialogue.
Actor Kathryn Daniels, described the play as “the choices that people make during their lives and the consequences of those choices.”
The show stars Daniels, Christine Gavin-Bartlett, Alejandra Chavarria and Maclean Falkins and is directed by Carla Fuhre. The play was written by Edward Albee in the 1990s and went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Albee and eventually premiere on Broadway in the late 2010s.
“It speaks to those generational issues, it speaks to family relationships, it speaks to our relationships with our husbands, with our children, with each other,” said Daniels.
“It's a really good exercise and a really good study in how human beings, as they go through life, have these relationships and how much they put into them or don't put into them, and later on what they regret or don't regret.”
The community has eight opportunities to view the show that will take place from March 29 to April 1 and April 5 to April 8. Each show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Eye Community Theatre inside Howe Sound Secondary.
While Daniels said there was some disturbing imagery and coarse language, she explained that theatre, at times, should also be evocative and extend the talents of the artists.
“It's like the most challenging play I have ever done personally,” she said. She adds the play offers the opportunity “to really delve into something really deep and really challenge ourselves and give the audience some real meat to chew on.”
With that in mind, Daniels hopes the audience will find something to take away from it.
“Just hope that all the work that we put into it, that it will turn out to be a very gratifying experience for the audience,” she said.
Tickets are currently on sale. The Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday shows are $25 apiece, but Friday shows have a pay-what-you-can tiered system, which aims to support those who may not otherwise be able to afford to go. The Friday tickets are available for $10, $20 or $30.