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TCT’s Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii—taking the chill out of November

A new in-your-face comedy is coming soon to Thorold Community Theatre

When Harlequin Romance novelist Vivien Bliss spends a romantic weekend with respectably married school teacher Edgar Chisholm, a chain of farcical events unfolds, featuring all its classic elements: confused identities, disguise, long-lost relatives, ambushes, chases and glorious mayhem.

How Vivien gets her new novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of, and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor in pantyhose, an orphan with a cake, and Helga the evil Russian physicist, is the story of this hilarious play.

Written by Allan Stratton; directed by Diana Burse, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii is sure to take the chill out of November, noted long-time TCT volunteer Marilyn Colbert.

The cast and crew are “like a family.”

“We’re very supportive of each other,” agreed director Diana Burse.

Anyone looking to break into show biz—or help behind the scenes at TCT—is welcomed with open arms.

“Come out, and take a break from your everyday challenges and stresses, and have a good laugh and some camaraderie,” Burse told the Thorold News. “We’re attracting cast members from Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and all over. We’re kind of unique in our approach. We keep it fun and try to not make it work. We make a point of making sure our volunteers feel valued, and it’s organized. It’s well thought-out.”

According to TCT secretary Deb Howey, "People are surprised about the quality of the performances we put on. We are all volunteers and proud to put out a first-rate production."

Volunteers are welcome to usher, handle tickets, set up chairs, help with hair, makeup and costumes, and join the props or set dressing teams. People who are trained in stage lighting, sound, set building, and publicity, are also encouraged to get involved, by emailing info@thoroldtheatre.ca.

Trinity United Church Hall will host Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii at 15 Pine St. South.

Performance dates include Fridays November 8, 15, and 22 at 8 p.m., Saturdays November 9, 16 and 23 at 8 p.m. and Sundays November 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $15, and are available at www.thoroldtheatre.ca. Online ticket purchases are subject to a small processing fee.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive $2 off per ticket, but must reserve ahead online or call 905-682-8779. All groups are required to arrive at least a half hour before curtain.

For more information about tickets, email boxoffice@thoroldtheatre.ca, call 905-682-8779, or visit www.thoroldtheatre.ca.