The Arts Club Theatre is bringing the romantic comedy, ‘Bed & Breakfast’ to the Cowichan Valley. (Photo by Moonrider Productions)

Arts Club Theatre brings two-man tour de force to Duncan in ‘Bed Breakfast”

A couple think they’ve found a home, but will it work out?

Live theatre returns to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 8 when Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company presents Bed & Breakfast starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Montreal Gazette loved it, calling the show, “Full of charm and quiet humanity…delightful.”

The play is a rom-com tour de force by two actors, playwright/actor Mark Crawford as Brett and Paul Dunn as Drew.

According to Crawford’s own description, it’s a heartfelt comedy about being “out” in small town Canada.

“Brett and Drew want to move out of their tiny downtown condo and into a house, but they just lost their seventh bidding war in Toronto. When Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie dies, he unexpectedly inherits the historic family home in a quiet little tourist town. Unhappy with their careers and frustrated by life in the fast-paced city, the couple decides to make the move and start up a B & B. But when the guys face friction in their new community, they discover the simple life is more complicated than they thought.

“With more than a few unexpected and hilarious plot-twists, we follow Brett and Drew over the course of one year — through the real estate rat race, renovation hell, a farcical opening weekend at their B & B, and encounters with small-town prejudice — all the way to their big decision: do they stay here or do they pack it all in?” he says in the promotional material.

Are there skeletons in the closet, or, after all, is it a place to call home?

With dozens of characters — male and female, young and old — all portrayed by the two men, Bed and Breakfast is great entertainment, bringing all the delight of live theatre by this acclaimed troupe to Duncan.

Crawford developed the show at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario as part of the 2014 Playwrights’ Unit. When it premiered in August 2015, it broke box office records.

Since then, it has travelled all over Canada, including Montreal, Regina, Vancouver and the Blyth Festival in Ontario.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $28 for students with a few $5 eyeGO seats for speedy students with their cards willing to whip down to the Cowichan Ticket Centre in person. Otherwise, call 250-748-7529 to reserve.

Cowichan Theatregoers may save $6 on the Arts Club on Tour series. Purchase Bed & Breakfast with Kim’s Convenience on March 28, 2020 and save $6. Both shows $68 or individual at $36 and $38.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Youth airlifted off Mount Tzouhalem after mountain biking accident

A boy was airlifted to hospital Saturday afternoon following an accident on… Continue reading

Cowichan students kept indoors as police search for man with knife

Staff initiated a Hold and Secure protocol at both Tansor Elementary and École Mount Prevost

Chris Wilkinson column: What drives your life?

The 6 Human Needs according to Tony Robbins

Sports Wall of Fame inducts Class of 2019

Patrick Kay, Brian McKinlay, Ted Webb, curling’s Craigs and the Fuller Lake Flyers are honoured

Dive team searching for missing Cowichan fisherman

Bill Court said family and friends are actively engaged in the search

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

Maple Ridge New Democrat Bob D’Eith to advocate for more affordable and transparent cellphone options

B.C. man who killed Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

Salvation Army kettle campaign targets $200,000 for Island residents in need

Goal is to raise $250,000 this year for Vancouver Island residents needing support

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchers

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

Port Alberni rallies for mill workers

Fundraisers helping ease the sting of five months without work

Island student lobbies school board for dress code consistency

Jaylene Kuo contacted school trustees after seeing dress guidelines at brother’s school

Most Read