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.


 


brittany@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

B.C. invests $115M to create 200 new nurse practitioner jobs

Still unclear how many positions will be allocated to Terrace

Terrace Shopping Centre celebrates 50th anniversary

Nine stores were there at the beginning

Local novelist reimagines overthrow of Inca empire

Inca Sunset transports the reader to the Spanish conquest of Peru in 1523

Council approves $24.7M budget

Five-year financial plan approved on May 14

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet’s nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh had called for a more thorough environmental review process on the proposal

VIDEO: Campers leave big mess at rural Vancouver Island campsite

Vehicle parts, garbage, a mattress, lawn chairs, beer cans, and even fecal matter left in the area

VIDEO: B.C. woman gets up-close view of Royal wedding

Kelly Samra won a trip back to her home country to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’

30 C in B.C., 30 cm of snow expected for eastern Canada

It might be hot in B.C., but the rest of Canada still dealing with cold

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

Most Read