Thursday, May 24, 2007

BE Narrator Kris Lee McBride finishes run with acclaimed production of The Whores

Last weekend, actress Kris Lee McBride, the narrator for Best Evidence, performed in a critically-acclaimed and often sold-out run with a great ensemble cast in The Whores, an original play about prostitution, by Halifax author and playright Charles Crosby (italics, mine).

You can listen to a CBC radio feature piece on the play here. You can read a Chronicle Herald article about The Whores here.

I caught the play on Friday night, with local theatre critic Ron Foley MacDonald and pal Graham Simms. It was sold out (they turned people away at the door), and the cast got a well-deserved standing ovation at the end. Kris was super - I'm proud to say that I was the first person to cast her in Halifax (Marat). My friends Gillian Ferrier and Veronica Reynolds were great as well, as were the other two actresses, Lynn Reicker and Stephanie MacDonald.

Kudos to the whole cast, and the folks at Taboo Theatre, for staging a challenging and thought-provoking production.

Paul Kimball

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