Globe production about opposites finding common ground

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April 12, 2012 - 6:34am
Mrs Dexter and Her Daily. Courtesy GlobeTheatreLive.com
Mrs Dexter and Her Daily. Courtesy GlobeTheatreLive.com

The fifth production at the Regina Globe Theatre this season is essentially a one-woman show shared by two highly accomplished actors.

Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily is centred around an upper-class woman in Toronto and her hardworking housekeeper getting ready to embark on a new life.

“I, personally as an actor, like having other actors on stage with me. But this is a very remarkable bit of writing,” said Deborah Kipp, who stars in the show along with Lorna Wilson.

Kipp is a veteran of the Globe stage, while Wilson will be making her debut.

“They do each have to hold the stage for over an hour. That means they have a lot of business to do and a lot of words to remember,” said director Geoffrey Whynot.

He says the story delivers a light-hearted message and moving experience.

“In the big picture, we’re all pretty much the same.”

Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily was written by playwright Joanna McClelland Glass of Saskatoon. It premiered in January 2010 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

The show runs two hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. It opened Wednesday night and runs until April 29.

Edited by News Talk Radio’s Samantha Maciag.

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