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Free public reading of new play

October 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM

KAMLOOPS - Western Canada Theatre proudly presents the first public reading of the new play The Cure for Death by Lightning, by Daryl Cloran, adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel by Gail Anderson-Dargatz on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre. Admission is free.

Set in the Turtle Valley in the shadow of WWII. Beth Weeks' fifteenth summer is full of strange happenings: a classmate is mauled to death; children go missing on the nearby reserve; and an unseen predator pursues Beth. Surrounded by unusual characters and the darkness within her own family, she must also wrestle with changes in herself and the dangers of the bush.

“Gail’s novel is written in her incredible ‘Pacific Gothic’ style full of compelling, flawed characters and evocative theatrical opportunities. A beautiful, haunting novel, I’m excited to adapt it into a stage play,” playwright and WCT Artistic Director, Daryl Cloran says.

This is the second presentation of our third annual High-Wire Festival. This year we present three new plays-in-development, all featuring First Nations voices. At the readings and workshops, we welcome your feedback about what excites you about the projects, to help the playwrights as they shape the scripts further. Come this Sunday to be a part of the process as we turn this fantastic B.C.-based novel into a script for the stage.

The Cure for Death by Lightning. By Daryl Cloran. Adapted from the novel by Gail Anderson-Dargatz.

Public reading
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
Admission Free

This year’s High-Wire Festival is presented with the support of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

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