New and old meet in play reading series

Nelson’s newest actor pairs with its oldest for a second round of TNT’s popular play readings series.

Fresh from playing antagonist jurors No. 8 and No. 3 in 12 Angry Men, Philip Sarsons and Richard Rowberry will be presenting Maurice Panych’s hilarious black comedy, Lawrence and Holloman, with Geoff Burns reading between the lines.

“We keep breaking up at rehearsals,” reports Rowberry. “This is a very funny play and just the thing to chase away the winter blues. And it’s great to have a new actor in town.”

Sarsons may be new to Nelson but he has lots of professional experience, having appeared in major theatres across Canada. He was the first recipient (2001) of Actor Equity’s Emerging Theatre Artist award and also worked professionally in modern dance, music composition, and is a published poet.

Lawrence and Holloman follows the descending fortunes of an incurable optimist (Sarsons) as his complacent self-absorption takes him from one disaster to the next.

The show goes Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.  at the Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay  Street, at Victoria Street. Tickets are $12.

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