THE GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF BERNICE TRIMBLE
By: Beth Graham
With Permission from the Playwright and the Playwrights Guild of Canada
April 6-7 & 11-14
Eagle Eye Community Theatre
All Shows at 8:00 PM
Join us for Fantastic Friday on April 13 for Beer and Wine as well as a special talkback with the Cast and Directors of the play.
Iris Trimble is trying to hold it all together. She may very well fly off the face of the earth if she doesn’t hang on to the kitchen counter. At least that’s how she feels after her mother, Bernice, a lively, recently widowed fifty-nine-year-old breaks the news that she has Alzheimer’s. In an effort to cope with the stress, Iris makes her mother’s famous Everything That Is Bad For You Casserole, a childhood favourite. Her siblings, on the other hand, are on opposite sides of the spectrum: Sarah, the eldest, irately demands a second opinion, while Peter, the youngest, seems completely unfazed. As for Bernice, she’s still as vivacious as ever, always up for a good laugh, and, most of all, ready to finally put herself first.
The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is about the tricky nature of family dynamics and the effects of mental illness seen through the eyes of a young woman who’s searching for her own feelings amidst the whirlwind emotions of her family.
“Exceptionally well written. The storytelling is intense, poignant, and exceptionally nuanced.” —Winna Tse, Charlebois Post
“Honest, revealing and darkly funny.” —BroadwayWorld
Carla Fuhre Bernice
Sara Marrocco Iris
Claire Lindsay Sarah
Todd Weitzel Peter
Janice Carroll Co-Director
Michael K. Hewitt Co-Director, Scenic, Lighting, Sound Design
Tea Stefiuk Production Stage Manager
Kathryn Daniels Producer
Janet Dundas Costume Design
Barbara Stover Properties
Christopher French Scenic Carpenter