Leroy Street Theatre & Low Rise Production present a double bill that concludes George F. Walker’s Parkdale Palace Trilogy.
Previews from Oct 27, opens Oct 30 and runs to Nov 18, see website for schedule (first show at 7 pm second show at 9 pm). $15-$35, preview pwyc.
HER INSIDE LIFE In this second instalment of Walkers Parkdale Palace Trilogy, an unstable widow named Violet (Catherine Fitch) struggles with taking court-ordered meds after having committed a savage crime. She hopes to vindicate herself, or at least prove that shes not crazy, with the help of daughter Maddy (Lesley Robertson) and the support of social worker Cathy (Sarah Murphy-Dyson). Her chance comes when she learns that Leo (Tony Munch), a man she tried to kill, didnt actually die. The entire cast is solid but Fitchs performance really commands attention. Although this play hasnt quite found its ending, director Andrea Wasserman includes physical humour throughout that juxtaposes interestingly with the plays heavy themes.
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KILL THE POOR In the wake of a terrible car accident, Jake (Craig Henderson) and Lacey (Anne van Leeuwen), a couple struggling to make ends meet, become convinced that the tragedy could be their means to a better future. Their building custodian Harry (Ron Lea) and a detective (Chandra Galasso) influence this perception. But Harrys well-meaning meddling aggravates the situation, setting off the wrath of the mysterious driver of the other car (Al Bernstein). There is much humour in this final instalment of playwright Walkers Parkdale Palace Trilogy and under Wes Bergers direction the pacing is tight and the dialogue snappy.
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Location - The Assembly Theatre