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Vancouver play has Bowen Island roots

The play runs until April 28 at Vancouver’s Pal Studio Theatre.
Sarah Harlow (Cara) Malcolm Stead (Mal) in Mal and Cara, which runs until April 28.
Sarah Harlow (Cara) Malcolm Stead (Mal) in Mal and Cara, which runs until April 28.

A play with a Bowen connection – including a character who is a captain on our beloved Queen of Capilano – is finishing up its run this week at Vancouver’s Pal Studio Theatre.  

Mal and Cara was written by former islander Clive Scarff, who also directs.

Without giving away much in the way of detail, the play is a comedy about a Vancouver couple experiencing difficulties.  One has a change in mind that falls under the category of radical.  But is it too radical?

Scarff’s son, BICS grad CJ Scarff, 13, is making his professional acting debut in the play. CJ is an experienced thespian however, acting in numerous plays at Bowen’s Tir-na-nOg Theatre.

The cast also includes Malc Stead, Sarah Harlow, Amy Rhead, Hannah McGlynn, Kyle Mosonyi and Hernan Raygoza.  It’s being produced by Stead and Harlow’s company, CMS Players.

Mal and Cara opened on April 18 and still has four performances left: this Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and a 1 p.m. matinee on Sunday. 

Scarff told the Undercurrent that “knowing it is difficult for Bowen Islanders to make evening performances given ferry/water taxi issues etc.,” they have branded the Sunday matinee “Bowen Day” and ticket prices are lower for that show ($15 general admission/$10 for seniors and juniors).

Scarff, a member of the Bowen Arts Council, has directed his own plays previously, including You’ve Got Male, produced in 2018. He also writes books and his non-fiction title, Why You Suck at Golf, is a number one best-seller on Amazon/Kindle.

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