September 16, 2010
In The Curtain Club production of The Perfect Rhyme the cast of 3 actors spurt poetry and stampede on large Elizabethan books. Director Sharon Dykstra describes the play as the story of a poor poet (played by Steve Hetherington) who spends his days composing perfect rhymes to his “lady” (played by Nicole Downie). She further adds that working on a period piece is both exhilarating and intimidating as both the actors and the design team have to research the details of the period. For instance their posture, manner of speech, costumes, social norms were different. She thanks her design team for bringing to life the period and her actors for keeping her laughing throughout the rehearsal process.
Steve Hetherington, a long-time member of The Club who plays the poet, explains: “The comedy in this play comes from the lady’s view of men who write poems, and the difference in stations of the poet, his man servant (played by Stephan Ermel), and his lady. I feel that it also comes from the ingenious set design created by Bill Cochrane which brings real focus to the books that the poet so loves. I have really enjoyed working on this production, not least because of the crazy costume that I need to wear...can you say purple pants!”
The Curtain Club is pleased to announce the opening of The Perfect Rhyme by Canadian playwright Barry Yzereef, the first play of the 2010/2011 Season. On September 17, 2010, after the opening night performance, patrons will be treated to a reception in the lobby of the theatre with an opportunity to meet the cast, design team and crew. Plenty of tickets for the run of The Perfect Rhyme, at the incredible price of only $18.00 each, are available from The Curtain Club box office (905-773-3434).
Each season The Curtain Club gives back to the community through its Charity Night initiative. One performance of each play is given to local charities to use as a fundraiser or a volunteer thank you. The Curtain Club is pleased to welcome Friends of East Guillembury Library and Canadian Federation of University Women as recipients of the Charity Night for The Perfect Rhyme.