Vagabond Players confront brotherhood and mortality in season closer

Norm Foster's modern Canadian classic The Melville Boys is onstage at the Bernie Legge Theatre June 8 through 29

The Vagabond Players are closing their season with a modern Canadian classic.

The Melville Boys, by Norm Foster, is onstage at the Bernie Legge Theatre from June 8 to 29, with previews June 6 and 7.

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The play, directed by Kayt Roth, is described as a “tender comedy” that follows the story of two brothers who plan a relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, junk food and beer – and of confronting elder brother Lee’s terminal illness. Their trip is thrown for a loop when they meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans.

Richard Guenther stars as Lee, the level-headed older brother who is coming to terms with his fate, and Jeff Wyndham is Owen, the rash younger brother who just wants things to be the way they used to be.

They’re joined by Emma Greenhalgh and Arianna McGregor as Mary and Loretta, the sisters who show up at the dock of the cottage and enliven the weekend in unexpected ways.

The Melville Boys is onstage at the Bernie Legge Theatre from Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, June 29, with previews on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. It runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $17, or $15 for seniors and youth, with $12 prices for previews. See, or call 604-521-0412.

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