Drinking Habits back at CTHP

October 27, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Constance Scrafield

With the roaring success last year of the first Drinking  Habits, the tale of a couple of the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing who took matters into their own hands by making wine in order to save the convent, the Caledon TownHall Players are presenting Part 2 of this zany comedy, opening Thursday, November 2.

Written by Tom Smith and produced by kind permission of Playscripts Inc., this wild comedy will have the audiences laughing for days later.

“The same characters and many of the same actors as last year are in this production,” director, Stephanie Bailey, was pleased to tell us. “It was such a blast last time and it’s been fantastic this year.”

“We’ve aded some new guys, who really fit in well,” said Ms  Bailey, “The Saturday show and the dinner [across the street at Knox United Church] is already sold out.”

This comedy of errors, falling along with the story left open in the first play, of the Mother Superior and the priest, Father Chanille, previously married to each other until they each thought the other had died, meeting again under such strange circumstances, is only the beginning of the chaos.

Their two long lost  children, a male, Paul, and female, Kate, are also both involved in the church: the son, having fled the alter again, is becoming a priest himself to follow in Father Chanille’s steps, without realizing the older man’s actual identity; the daughter, married and pregnant almost to the point of giving birth, is working in the convent.

Meanwhile, the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing are growing bored with missing the days of saving convents and people. However, their wine making days are meant to be over under the strict rule of Mother Superior.

But what is this bad news? The orphanage in which the Kate and Paul were raised is about to be closed! The Sisters are ready and excited to dive into the rescue. If putting on a play to raise funds won’t bring good results, perhaps, they have a better idea.

Speaking of fund raising, in addition to being so much, fun the Friday , November 3, performance contributes a part of the proceeds to the Orangeville GoGo Grannies, the branch of the Stephen Lewis Foundation that sponsors grandmothers in Africa. Those tickets can be also be purchased at BookLore.

The other big news about this production is that it is being adjudicated by  ACTCO for the awards in community theatre. The production that the adjudicators will be attending is the final show, Sunday, November 11, at 8:15 pm. For those of you deciding just which show time you want to catch, think of going to the last one.

As Chris Bailey, producer of this play, told us, “It’s more fun if the house is full when the adjudicator is there.”

Here are all the times and dates of the shows: the evening shows are November 2, 3, 4, and 10 and 11, at 8:15pm. There is one matinee also on November 11 at 2:15pm.

For tickets, call 519-927-5460 or on line

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