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Loveland comes to Tir-na-nOg stage
What’s so funny about death? Plenty, if you’re award-winning writer/performer Ann Randolph (www.annrandolph.com), who is renowned for transforming pain into humour.
Randolph’s critically acclaimed solo show Loveland is coming to Bowen Island for one night only on Saturday, September 28.
Randolph brings humanity to the role of Frannie Potts, an irreverent oddball trapped on a plane as she travels from California to Ohio for her mother’s funeral. Accompanied by a cast of hilarious characters, all portrayed by Randolph, we witness the tragedy, beauty and humour that unite us all in grief. The impetus for the show was the year preceding Randolph’s father’s death. Frequently flying between Los Angeles and Loveland, Randolph thought every time she boarded the plane it’d be the last time she’d see her father. Mining humor and pain, Loveland was written as a way to deal with the anguish.
“I thought the grief would over-take me,” she said. “So I explored every aspect of what I thought would happen if I let myself lose it and I found the humour along the way.”
The September 28 performance starts at 8 p.m. at Tir-na-nOg and is a fundraiser for the theatre school. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets (1-800-838-3006) and at the door, reservations are recommended.