2017 Valentine’s Issue
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Meanwhile, Back on the Couch Psychiatrist Victor Karleen, played by Gerry Pilger, offers his best advice to patient Albert Brock, played by Gord Fadum. The play is directed by Ray Leiren.
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Playing twelve shows this February in Kelsey!
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A quarter century ago, the future of Kelsey Community Hall was looking very bleak. Despite some serious brainstorming by enthusiastic local leaders, the options of the day were remarkably limited – either tear it down or quickly come up with a new revenue-producing plan for the hall, which had become outdated and in need of significant improvements. The plan adopted by Kelsey Community Society was to hold a dinner theatre in order to raise funds needed for pressing safety and structural alterations to the small hall which had been built in 1938.
Kelsey Drama Club was launched by three local boys who each had a passion and, at that point, some amateur acting experience. Gerry Pilger, Ray Leiren and Gord Fadum were the stars of the Kelsey stage twenty-five years ago in the play, This Must Be The Place by Monk Ferris.
Valentine’s Day shared with special people, friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battle River Big Band celebrates Valentine’s . . . . . New Norway area landowners concerned about gravel pits . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Road Ice Cream Fantasy dripping with fun . . . . . . . . . .
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Fast forward twenty-five years, and this same trio and many of the Kelsey Community Society founding members, including Don Gregorwich (this year’s dinner theatre producer), Theo Thirsk (set construction and lighting), Margo Thirsk (tickets), Dennis Anderson (maitre d’), Ron Roth (set design and construction) and A-1 Catering (terrific food), will combine talents, technique and commitment along with enthusiastic new actors and behind-the-scenes personnel for a milestone show. The twenty-fifth year production, Meanwhile Back on the Couch, written by Jack Sharkey, opens on February 10th in the heart of Kelsey.
Photo by Ron Pilger