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Sidekick Players return to live in-person theatre

Auditions for Marion Bridge will be held on Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Sidekick Players cast photo for return to stage
Sidekick Players will soon return to live in-person theatre at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Pictured is the cast of Les Belles Soeurs in a scene pre-pandemic.

After a successful season of Zoom virtual performances, Sidekick Players will soon welcome an in-person audience for presentations at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

“We are thrilled to be able to get back into the Tsawwassen Arts Centre in the fall,” said Sidekick Players president Carroll Lefebvre. “We are getting ready to open our first production of the 24th season, Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor in November.”

The players club have been shut out of the centre since the abrupt closure in March, 2020 due to COVID-19, but with the City of Delta slowly re-opening their facilities, it appears all will be back to a new normal soon.

“We’ve met with staff at the city and are assured all COVID protocols will still be in place.  The biggest difference will be in the capacity. This means we will be adding a few performances to compensate for the smaller audiences,” said Lefebvre.   

Sidekick won’t be offering subscriptions for this season as it is a shortened season with only three productions. All subscribers from the 2019/20 season will have their subscriptions honoured at the first two productions only.

“Our subscribers have been so patient and loyal. We are anxious to see them again,” she said. 

Norm Foster’s, Drinking Alone will be the second production while the third production is still being negotiated and will be announced shortly.

Marion Bridge is a humorous and touching story set in a family home in Nova Scotia.

Three sisters come home to care for their dying mother. Nothing of course has turned out exactly the way anyone imagined it would. Each in their own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness that has come to rule her day-to-day life. The ideas of what they thought they wanted to be and what their mother wanted them to be is all the more torturous as the daughters begin to finally understand what they are and why they are that way. 

Auditions for Marion Bridge will be held on Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. This will be a cold read from the script.   

The cast includes: the eldest sister, Agnes MacKeigan an alcoholic, under-employed actress, who has reluctantly returned home; the middle sister, Theresa, a nun, who has assumed the responsibility of caring for her mother and her younger sister; Louise, the youngest sister, who is perceived as “strange” or a social misfit. Sidekick is looking for actors in their 30s to mid-40s, but older actors could be cast. 

Please contact to book an appointment. There will be no walk-ins and please bring a mask. Preference will be given to those who are completely vaccinated.

Sidekick is a volunteer run organization and there is no financial compensation for being cast. You must become a member of Sidekick Players at the first rehearsal.