Sidekick Players Club brings all-Canadian season to stage

Delta theatre company presents The Secret Mask Oct. 9-25.

Delta’s Sidekick Players Club is about to embark on its 18th season.

The first play of the season, The Secret Mask, takes the stage beginning Oct. 9 and runs until Oct. 25. It’s the first of the four Canadian plays presented by the theatre company.

“When I founded this group, I always wanted to include as many Canadian plays as possible,” said founder and president Carroll Lefebvre, “and I’m thrilled to finally be able to give our audiences a 100 per cent Canadian season.”

The Secret Mask takes place in Vancouver and is about a man who has suffered a stroke. The hospital notifies his son, who lives in Winnipeg, to come to Vancouver. The audience shares the trials of a person suffering from aphasia as his son tries to build a relationship with his father. The speech therapist is the glue that keeps this relationship moving forward, even when they want to give up.

Sidekick welcomes back to the stage Paul Fisher and Jeff Pannell in the lead roles of Ernie and George. Catherine Sturney portrays therapist Mae, as well as several other small roles.

Note: there is a language warning for this play.

Shows take place at Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56 St.) Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m., with two matinees Oct. 12 and 19.

Call 604-288-2415 for ticket information.


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