Art Imitates Life in New Play
Prince George, B.C. – Art lovers will want to head over to the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library this weekend for a sneak preview of a new play that plans to examine world events through the lens of two Prince George women.
‘Painting in the Streets’ has been commissioned by Theatre North West and is the work of local actor Lauren Brotman and local musician and aspiring actor Amy Blanding and they will be doing two free readings today and tomorrow in the Keith Gordon Room.
“We’re presenting an excerpt of our new play, we haven’t finished writing it, and it’s two women who have recently moved to Prince George and are kind of overwhelmed with what’s happening around the world in general,” says Brotman.
“We’re trying to kind of unpack that and ‘Painting in the Streets’ is these two women just trying to navigate in a new place, a place they were hoping to find peace but getting all sorts of encounters and experiences along that way that really throw them off course.”
Blanding says the pair are collaborating on all facets of the show.
“So we’re both writing it, both acting in it, and both performing and putting the music in it. So there is a musical component to the play and I’ll be playing mandolin and Lauren and I will both be singing.”
Brotman says the readings are fairly short and include two scenes.
“People will be in and out fairly quickly. This stuff may not even make the final cut. We’re aiming for a full production down the road, probably in the next year.”
The readings will take place today at 4:00 p.m. and again tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.