Hello Trinity Friends!
Hello Trinity Friends!
We have had a very busy few days here as the King Lear production has begun its run. The cast and crew have expressed their gratitude for how willingly and graciously the Trinity community has welcomed them and they have been amazed at how busy a place Trinity is. The buzz and excitement around all this has been wonderful!
This Sunday during worship we are joined by some of the cast and crew of King Lear who will share some of the secrets of the incredibly brilliant set design.
Next Sunday (April 26th) we will be joined by David Fox and other cast members from King Lear, as well as the cast from Mustard Seed who will be sharing a song from their upcoming musical. A UCW sponsored lunch will follow the service.
This weekend some of the AOTS are meeting for the annual AOTS roundup at Jackson’s Point. Later this week some of the UCW will be attending the Manitou Conference UCW Annual Meeting in Timmins. For more information you can contact Judy Biondi (contact info available from the office)
Friday April 24th from 11 – 1 is the UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch. All are welcome to this popular downtown lunch (soup, sandwiches, chili and more)
Hope2Kenya Pasta Dinner – Saturday April 25th from 5 – 6:30 pm. $10 each ($5 children). Why not come for dinner and a show? Pasta followed by King Lear!
Next Saturday April 25th, youth from North Bay Presbytery will gather at Chisholm United Church for a campfire-a-thon in support of Camp Lorrain. All youth in Grade 7 and up are welcome to attend. For more information contact Marcel at email@example.com Pledges will be collected at Trinity to support our camp. If you would like to make a pledge, please fill out the pledge form located in the Sunday School room.
Tickets for the upcoming Glitter Dinner (May 9th) will be available after church from Doris-Rae Brownlee. Tickets are $40 each and include a $25 tax reciept. This is a fundraiser for Trinity United Church’s General Fund. Steak, Salmon, Chicken, Veg, Dessert and more will be served buffet style. Musical entertainment begins at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6 pm. There are a limited amount of tickets – get yours early!
Have a wonderful weekend! Hope to see you Sunday.
Trinity’s spring events guide can be found here —–> Trinity events April 2015
KING LEAR starring David Fox opens April 16 for 9 shows only!
The Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective presents William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR for 9 performances only at 7:30 p.m. from Thurs. April 16 to Sat. April 18 and Wed. April 22 to Sat. April 25 with two Sunday matiness on April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church (corner of McIntyre and Ferguson) in North Bay. Tickets are $30.00 and $15.00 for students. Tickets are available at the door. To reserve tickets call 705-494-9673 or 705-474-3310. For more information visit www.kinglearproject.com. KING LEAR is produced with the support of an Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts Grant, the Stratford Festival, Trinity Arts, Canadore College, the White Water Gallery and the Retired Teachers Association. The production is sponsored by Near North Hearing, Stenning and Associates Financial Services and Frank van Keekan.
William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR is often regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest work, the masterpiece among masterpieces. It is a domestic tragedy examining the breakdown of family relationships on a huge canvas, yet drawn with a very intimate brush. The chaos in KING LEAR is the result of the inevitable dynamics that can emerge in any family situation. Lear is not only a king, he is a family patriarch whose plans to divvy up his kingdom among his daughters backfires, causing a civil war that gets played out as a large scale family crisis.
In seeking to shorten the gap between the world of KING LEAR and ours, director Rod Carley is setting the story within the colonial aping of the British court in pre-confederation Upper Canada in 1837. He has garnered a national reputation for his adaptations of Shakespeare and has directed 15 of the bard’s works. He was the 2009 winner of TVO’s Big Ideas/Best Lecturer competition for his lecture: “Adapting Shakespeare Within a Canadian Context.”
Veteran Canadian actor David Fox stars as King Lear. Mr. Fox’s professional acting career spans nearly 50 years, ranging from early 70’s collective creations at Theatre Passe Muraille to new Canadian work across the country to the Stratford Festival to film and television performances on such shows as Anne of Avon Lea, Mr. Fox is regarded as one of the finest actors in Canada and a proud Northern Ontarian. He last performed in North Bay in The Tempest for the Nipissing Stage Company a decade ago.
Award-winning set designer Frank Vona is transforming Trinity United Church into the 1837 world of Lear. Costume design is by Peggy Haskins and Carley with an original score by Jim Harney.
KING LEAR features a cast of seventeen, including Hume Baugh as the Fool, Todd McGowan as Gloucester, Tim Nicholson as Kent, Maureen Cassidy as Goneril, Jennifer Ritchie as Regan, Kelsey Ruhl as Cordelia, Josh Bainbridge as Edmund, Ethan Chapman as Edgar, Rob McCubbin as Cornwall and Rev. Ted Harrison as the King of France.
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.
To arrange interviews contact Rod Carley at 705-477-1525 or firstname.lastname@example.org