In May, my friend David Cheoros invited me to a reading of the play he’s written about my life, for the Edmonton 2012 Fringe Festival. David really has pulled together a great crew!
At the reading, I met director Vincent Forcier. Actors Jenny McKillop (who plays me), Linda Grass and Randy Brososky were there too.
The three actors stood in front of us and read from the script. In the audience were a few of my friends, Moyra Lang (CURA administrator) and Lou Morin (editor/writer), among them.
After the reading, we all sat together and talked about what worked and what didn’t work. Jenny and the others did a fantastic job, and I’m excited to see the final production.
Before I left, I had a few minutes to talk with Jenny. I gave her a red rosary to hang on to during the play. I asked her if she could hold it all the time she’s playing me; I had held a rosary in my hand during my entire trial.
The play premiers on Friday, August 17th at the Strathcona Library.
Visit my blog for more details as we get closer. I hope you can make it!