Live Bait presents a Salon Reading of “We Happy Few” November 12, 2018
Live Bait Theatre in pleased to present a Salon Reading of the play “We Happy Few” by Mark Blagrave. The play, which had its world premiere at Live Bait Theatre in 2003, received critical and audience acclaim. In “We Happy Few”, two Canadian soldiers in a convalescent hospital participate in a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V on the condition they can mount a counter-play to show the jingoistic actor-manager what it was really like in the Battle of the Somme. The name Mark Blagrave is a familiar one to Sackville residents, Mark having been a theatre director, university professor and administrator in New Brunswick and Ontario as well as being a playwright, novelist and writer of short fiction.
This reading marks the second in a series of readings of plays first produced by Live Bait, to celebrate the 30th year of the company which was founded in 1988. This presentation features original cast member, and former Live Bait Artistic Director Charlie Rhindress as director. The play is also being presented as a commemoration of 100 years since the end of WWI.
“We Happy Few” will be read at the Marshlands Inn on Monday, November 12 at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation. For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact Live Bait Theatre at 536-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org