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The SBC Theatre and Laurentian Bank of Canada Present Sunday Father: Expect an “out of the ballpark” hit!
March 2004

The SBC Theatre



Sunday Father
Adam Pettle

Directed by
Sean Sandler

April 20 – May 9

Expect an “out of the ballpark” hit!

Montreal, March 2004 – This heart-warming comedy, by the same gifted writer as Zadie’s Shoes, follows a pair of brothers quipping their way through baseball, intermarriage, Greek mythology and sibling rivalry over whom Dad “really liked best.”

With humour and nostalgia, Jed and Alan recall Sundays spent with their divorced father; the laughter covering up the poignant undercurrents of growing up in a modern split family. Audiences will leave the theatre discussing the issue of divorced “Sunday fathers” with new sensitivity, and examine the ways we repeat that which went before us. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks put it best, “We mock the things we are to be.”

On Sundays, the boys, eight and six years old, amused themselves taping a comic diary they called the Sunday Files. Scenes from these games are vividly integrated into the script, as if on the imaginary Sunday Activities Game Show.

With only two plays left to go in this Hot Ticket Season, performances are selling out quickly!

“Pettle creates intelligent, sensitive, articulate and ever so witty souls.”
Globe and Mail

Director Sean Sandler, who includes feature film making in his list of credits, returns to the SBC Theatre where he directed the popular Damn Those Wedding Bells. The cast includes Kevin Kruchkywich who has performed extensively across Western Canada, Suzanna Le Nir, part of the ongoing cast of Mambo Italiano and actor/director Andrew Pifko. Sandler leads a creative team that is no stranger to the SBC stage featuring Set Designer - John Dinning, Costume Designer - Cindy Torreiro, Lighting Designer – Spike Lyne, Stage Manager – Chris Hidalgo, Assistant Stage-Manager Melanie St-Jacques and Apprentice Stage Manager – Seamus Ryan.

Monday Night Talkbacks
Every Monday night following the play, some of the actors and/or designers will remain on stage to take questions from the audience. This is an opportunity for the audience to get up close and personal with the people that make it all happen. Combined with the new lower rates for this evening, Monday night performances have become an outstanding package that true theatre buffs cannot resist.

Ours is the English theatre of choice for schools as over 4,000 young people from high schools, Cegeps and universities watch in awe as the words on the page come to life on the stage.

Tickets and Media Information:

Previews: April 19-21, 8pm

Sunday-at-the-Saidye: Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m.

Opening Night: Thursday, April 22, 8pm

Run: April 19- May 9

Performances: Monday-Thursday, 8pm
Saturday, 8:30
Sunday, 7 pm
Matinées: Wednesday, 1pm / Sunday, 2 pm

BOX OFFICE: (514) 739-7944
5170 Cote St. Catherine Rd.

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