Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another Talented Gal From Verdun ( Nuns Island)

Written by Nuns’ Island resident Christine Rodriguez, The Arrangement is a play that revolves around a group of women who’ve been friends for over a decade
Hmmmm a Play about some people who have been friends for over a decade.... I've got news for you all reading this article (our post,not the Messenger article) but we have all known each other for at least 10 years now,......  Now that's a play in itself....what shall we call it.... ?
     How about   ?  "Verdun Connections"
 what a good play that would be, with all of it's off shoots (other groups) spawned from here (& lets not forget a little drams at times-lol) & what about those cyber msgs disappearing,you know that same stuff that still happens today in every format,..that's pretty cool, .......dontcha think?
                                      Cheers ! HF&RV  ,& Merry Christmas   -Les
Written by Nuns’ Island resident Christine Rodriguez, The Arrangement is a play that revolves around a group of women who’ve been friends for over a decade.   When the central figure of this circle of friends passes away, an arrangement that she made before her death comes to light, adding pressure to existing rivalries between the friends.  The story criss-crosses between the past, establishing the relationships between the women, and the present, as the friends mourn but also learn things about each other that are shocking, and at times unpleasant.  It all leads to a showdown between the women as they unwittingly become locked in a contest to determine which among them are better friends.

Guest director Jacqueline van de Geer is originally from The Netherlands where she obtained her Masters in Theatre from the Rob van Reijn Mime Academy and her Masters in Fine Arts from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts.

Island resident Christine Rodriguez just recently played the lead in the play CALLBACK by American playwright Bill Svanoe at the 2011 Montreal Fringe Festival to great audience reviews. She also appeared in the video segments of 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived by Michaela Di Cesare which also appeared at the 2011 Montreal Fringe Festival.  She plays the lead role in Fast Love: Second Chances by Black and Blue Productions, directed by Seema Arora.  Christine also appears in Beyond Man, a short film with ran at the 2011Festival des Films du Monde.

In her blog at The Charlebois Post: http://charpo.blogspot.com/2011/09/artists-blogs.html Christine, like many local artists pondering their pursuit of an elusive audience and the many obstacles to a creative life, wonders what it’s all for.

“Actors put in hours and hours of rehearsal, experience gut wrenching moments living the lives of characters going through hell.  The director pushes the actors beyond their limits, loses patience.  The playwright hides in a corner wringing her hands and cringing at each misspoken line...” Christine writes.

“I know that every night we will be there to deliver the best show we possibly can, bearing our hearts and souls, whether only one person shows up or whether the theatre is packed to the brim.  That’s the point,” she concludes.

Christine’s website: http://christinerodriguez.workbooklive.com/

La Tigressa Productions: https://sites.google.com/site/latigressaproductions/home

Dates and Times

The Arrangement will be running:

October 25th to October 30th


Tuesday October 25th 8pm (pay-what-you-can preview)

Wednesday October 26th 8pm

Thursday October 27th 8pm

Friday October 28th 8pm

Saturday October 29th 2pm & 8pm

Sunday October 30th 2pm

Tickests: $25 ($20 seniors, students, PWM, QDF members)

Reservations highly recommended (limited seating available): For reservations please contact: latigressa@live.ca

Where: Espace 4001, 4001 Berri Street, Montreal QC

Starring: Julie Barbeau, Luiza Cocora, Michaela Di Cesare, Marie-Noëlle Dufour and Christine Rodriguez.

1 comment:

Les F said...

Hey these people at the Gazette spell like I do.........hahaha At least I try to correct the typos (sometimes).lol Those keys are just to close together,for most fingers..
Or truth be told ,I don't type as good as I 'think' I do.... Cheers ! HF&RV Merry Christmas -Les