Terrace Little Theatre’s The Best Brothers play recast after May cancellation

Garnett Doell will now be taking over the role of older brother Hamilton in the spring production

(Contributed photo) Garnett Doell will be performing as older brother Hamilton in the Terrace Little Theatre’s production of Daniel MacIvor’s play, “The Best Brothers.” The date of the rescheduled production in June is to be announced.

Terrace Little Theatre’s production of Daniel MacIvor’s The Best Brothers has been recast following the society’s decision to cancel the show’s run in May.

Shortened rehearsal times in combination with illness led to an actor change, from Alan Weston to Garnett Doell, an award-winning actor who has been heavily involved with Terrace Little Theatre’s Dinner Theatre in the past. He will be taking over the role of older brother Hamilton in The Best Brothers production.

“He won best actor for the Skeena Zone in 2008 for his role as Jake in a play called A Lie of the Mind, a drama that I directed,” said Marianne Brorup Weston, president of the Terrace Little Theatre. “Garnett was brilliant.”

Doell now has 12 days to rehearse his lines before the troupe heads to the festival in Kitimat, where they will compete on May 26 in hopes of getting the opportunity to perform at the MainStage Festival in Vernon at the end of June.

There are still plans to show the production in Terrace next month, but Weston said she is still figuring out what weekend works best.

READ MORE: UPDATE: The Best Brothers play cancelled after illness, shortened rehearsal season

Usually, the Terrace Little Theatre starts rehearsing three months ahead of opening night, but this season the cast had just under two months to get everything done.

“We were going at it way too hard and so we weren’t getting any rest,” Weston said. “We just got really behind and it was getting too stressful, so we had to go to Plan B, which was to recast.”

There were also fewer volunteers this season, meaning fewer people were responsible for more work in the weeks ahead of opening night, said Weston.

The Terrace Little Theatre crew will be on hand at the Uniglobe Travel to refund tickets for their cancelled shows on May 11-12 and May 18-19.



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