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Press Release: STRAIGHT & NARROW

STRAIGHT & NARROW is a comedy about relationships

Metro Theatre is pleased to present the Vancouver PREMIERE of STRAIGHT & NARROW scribed by Jimmie Chinn with direction by Catherine Morrison on stage April 22 – May 13.

Bob and Jeff are a long-term item, living together in domestic bliss. Bob cooks, decorates and designs kitchens. Jeff builds them and jogs. All is sort of ok until they go on holiday to Malta to ‘sort things out’….and this is where the story really starts. Bob explains to the audience that we all tell lies every day just to keep the peace. For example, he has never told his mother – Vera, he is gay.

Each member of Bob’s family has their own relationship struggle:  Bob’s sister Nona has been left for a younger woman by her husband Arthur, his other sister Lois is heavily pregnant with a fourth child and their mother Vera, a sharp-tongued force of nature, spends most of her time meddling in her children’s lives.

The cozy domesticity of Bob and Jeff’s life is threatened by the discovery that Jeff harbours a desire to live on the ‘straight and narrow’ and have children.  Can Bob’s family help to rescue the situation? And will Bob be able to tell the determinedly unaware Vera that the ‘straight and narrow’ is not the life for her favourite little boy……?

 

Director Catherine Morrison explains that “Relationships are the cornerstones of everyone’s life, young and old. And relationships (of all kinds) and everything that goes with them – all the joys, and the sorrows, and all the time in-between are the basis of the play Straight & Narrow”.

STRAIGHT & NARROW stars

Adrian Maxwell as Bob,

Kimball Finigan as Jeff,

Alison Main-Tourneur as Nona,

Amy Rhead as Lois,

Alison Schamberger as Vera,

Jon Morris as Bill, and

Tom Kavadias as Arthur.

The show is directed by Catherine Morrison and stage managed by Shay Cameron

Photo credits: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Full Cast and Production Team Listing

Tickets are $24 Adult or $21 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $37 every ThursdayTickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased online TICKETS

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, fueled by volunteers, now in our 54th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. STRAIGHT & NARROW is our 504th show.

 

Fast Facts:

Location: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Z9

 Metro Theatre’s location on Google Maps

Box Office Phone:  604 266 7191

 

Show Times: Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00pm

                       with Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm

 

Show Run: April 22nd to May 13th     Thursday through Saturday nights

                    with Matinees on April 30th & May 7th           

                    The preview is on Friday, April 21st  – it is the final dress rehearsal

 

          DIRECTOR’s TALK: April 28th     No additional charge

 

Ticket Pricing: Tickets are $24 for adults or $21 for seniors and students,

     with a special every Thursday 2 for $37.  Preview performance just $15.

 

Box Office Window Hours: Wed – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm

                                               & 1 Hour before each show

 

Licensed Lounge Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:00pm – 11:00pm

                                           & Sun 1:00pm – 5:00pm

ABOUT METRO THEATRE Straight and Narrow

 

Links:

Metro Theatre Website

Metro Theatre Vancouver Facebook Page

Twitter @metrotheatre   ## Hash Tag for this production is #StraightAndNarrowMT

Flickr Photostream for Metro Theatre

Purchase TICKETS

 Contact for more information, publicity photos, arrangements for interviews and press tickets:  email: media@metrotheatre.com 

 

 

 

 

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