Western Gold Theatre presents Comfort Cottages at the PAL Studio Theatre June 19-21. The story of four single, female friends of retirement age who are unsettled financially and emotionally, when one of them inherits a forty-year-old motel from her black sheep aunt, it just might solve their problems.
Here are five reasons we think you should see the show:
1. This is Western Gold Theatre’s first original script written by two residents, Jane Clayton and Judy Ginn Walchuk, of the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) in Vancouver. The PAL provides veterans of Vancouver’s performing arts industry with affordable housing within a vibrant and creative community setting.
2. Where else will you have an opportunity to see a group of senior professional actors (55+) on stage at one time?
3. The premise for Comfort Cottages reminded us of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (the first one, not the sequel). It too featured a number of senior actors. It may not be India, but we think setting it in a truck-stop motel is a fun twist.
4. The PAL Studio Theatre is one of those rare performance spaces in the downtown core of Vancouver. Its intimate space usually puts audiences up-close-and-personal with the action on stage.
5. The PAL Studio Theatre is located on the 8th floor of the Performing Arts Lodge complete with a gorgeous “secret garden” that is a perfect location for those inevitable intermission discussions.
Comfort Cottages plays the PAL Studio Theatre (581 Cardero St, Vancouver) June 19-21. Visit http://westerngoldtheatre.org for tickets and information.