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Black Productions presents Bordertown Café play reading in Nelson

The play, written by Nelson’s Kelly Rebar, will be produced Dec. 8 at Nelson United Church
Cast members from Mamma Mia! read their scripts at an early rehearsal in 2019. Photo: Electrify Photography

Submitted by Black Productions

Nelson’s temperatures are cooling down, prompting the Black Productions Team to create a lineup of monthly readings to add warmth to your dark evenings. Introducing our latest endeavour from Black Productions: Freezing Point Play Readings.

What defines a play reading? It’s a stripped-down version of a play. Actors recite their lines straight from the script, embodying their characters with enthusiasm but minimal movement. There are no props, or lighting effects and at this presentation there will be minimal costumes. Someone narrates the stage directions, providing the audience with context for each scene.

Kelly Rebar’s Bordertown Café will be presented, on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, with direction by Pat Henman.

Bordertown Café unfolds the uproarious chaos sparked by Jimmy’s dad — a quintessential American good old boy — attempting to entice his son away from his Canadian mother to the supposed land of plenty.

Caught amidst the crossroads of adolescence and adulthood, torn between parental loyalties, and divided by the contrasting landscapes of Canada and the U.S., Jimmy embarks on a tumultuous journey to reconcile not only his personal identity but also his national belonging.

This spirited comedy delves into intricate family dynamics spanning three generations, offering a humorous yet poignant exploration of identity and belonging. Featured performers are Scott Thorp, Dorothy Dalba, Don Thompson and Sydney Black.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 cash and will be available at the door.