Teenage playwright Blaine Thornton's piece “A Family Story” is being presented by Theatre Cambrian Aug. 23 and 24 as part of the theatre company's Youth Playwright Series.
Thornton, 18, just graduated from Marymount Academy this past June, and will be attending the Ontario Academy of Art and Design in the fall for creative writing.
The playwright co-wrote last season’s Christmas Production “No Snows for Christmas,” which was met with audience acclaim and was the inspiration behind the new Theatre Cambrian Youth Playwright Series, designed to further cultivate the talent of our local youth, said a press release.
“A Family Story” has been through an initial reading, has been workshopped with local theatre and writing professionals, and is now ready to hit the big stage.
The story is about a family. Amanda and Joel have two kids, Alex and Isabelle. Amanda has been cheating on her Husband with another woman named Eloise.
As the story progresses, Alex tries to explain to her younger sibling what is happening in their family. Alex does this by telling stories in hopes that Isabelle will understand what is going on.
Check out the play Aug. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. both evenings (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Theatre Cambrian, located at 40 Eyre St.
Tickets cost $10 each, and are available at the door or at www.theatrecambrian.ca.