QAC’s production of Our Town an all—round success

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Photo: Frank Scardina

From QAC’s production of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town: The Webb family was Wally (Max Hazledine), Emily (Rosie Sabor), Editor Webb (Daniel Jean) and Myrtle Webb (Anne Letellier de St-Just).

The Quebec Art Company’s production of Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, pleased the crowd.

Director Scott Emery’s vision enabled the company to experiment with theatre in the round – a formula that worked, thanks to narration courtesy of stage manager Cheryl Rimmer.

Rosie Sabor (Emily Webb) and William Black (George Gibbs) played the lead roles and had the audience in their pockets. They were well supported by the rest of the cast and crew.

Sue Berry (Mrs. Soames) surprised some with her character’s chatting to fellow audience members during the wedding scene.

Berry said that it was a fun role to play. Last weekend was her final production with the company – “my swan song,” she said.

The QAC will bid farewell to Berry who is moving to Ottawa in June to be with her hubby Guillaume Paquin who has been posted to the nation’s capital.

Berry has performed many a task and role over the past decade as a member of the QAC.

“I’ve been involved in one way or another with every show,” said Berry. That adds up to close to 20 productions.

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There has never been a job too small for this theatre diva.

Berry has served on the board of directors and is currently vice president of the art company.

“Sometimes I’ve been ironing dresses and that’s ok,” she said.

Her first foray with the QAC happened during Theatre Fest, when she and Howard Clark performed a Robert Frost poem. “It was kind of heavy duty,” she admitted.

Berry plans to join an amateur theatre company in her new town. “I have been doing theatre all my life,” she said.

Berry said, “I will miss the people – I have some really close friends – and the creativity. I like seeing the show come together and the excitement of that.”