A Burnaby performer is onstage in the next outing by Gallery 7 Theatre.
Gallery 7 is staging Tempting Providence, Jan. 24 to Feb. 8 at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition. Robert Chafe’s play, based on a true story, tells the story of how the tenacious Myra Bennett leaves her life in England in the early 20th century and journeys to the remote village of Daniel’s Harbour, Nfld., to be the region’s medical practitioner.
It stars Cassie Unger as Myra Bennett, with Burnaby’s Steven Simpson in the role of Angus. It’s Simpson’s stage debut with Gallery 7 following his graduation from the theatre program at Trinity Western University.
“Tempting Providence is an uplifting story of tenacity and resilience,” said Gallery 7’s executive/artistic director, Ken Hildebrandt, in a press release. “This story of community, friendship and love in the midst of challenges and hardships has been on my list of shows to do for awhile. I’m glad to be finally staging it for Fraser Valley audiences.”
Tempting Providence is onstage Jan. 24 and 25, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 and Feb. 4 to 8 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. The Abbotsford Community Arts Addition is at 2329 Crescent Way.
For tickets and info, see www.gallery7theatre.com.