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“The Memory of Water” – A comedy/drama about 3 adult sisters who have come together for their mother’s funeral. What could possibly go wrong?

MARY: “There should be a set form. Like those books on wedding etiquette. Sudden Death Etiquette. Lesson One. Breaking the News. Phrases to avoid include: GUESS WHAT?”

TERESA: I was distraught. I wasn’t thinking properly…”

MARY: I thought you won the lottery or something.”

TERESA: “It’s quite tricky for you, being nice, isn’t it?”

“The Memory of Water”
Written by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Trilby Jeeves

We are in the last week of “The Memory of Water” (closes March 6) 2010 at the Deep Cove Theatre in North Vancouver (see below).

“The Memory of Water” is a truly wonderful script that makes you think, cry, and laugh your butts off! Three sisters, one boyfriend (who’s still married), and a husband all come together as they prepare for the funeral of the sister’s mother.

Mothers and daughters.
Relatives, friends, boyfriends, husbands.

Memories that are not quite true.
Secrets that are never quite revealed.
Relationships that are not quite honest.

“The Memory of Water,” a comedy/drama by Shelagh Stephenson, is all of this and more. It is the exploration by three adult sisters who have come together, searching for their truth.

…a lovely piece full of humour and heart.” The Independent

Winner of Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2000.

“The Memory of Water” is directed by Trilby Jeeves for First Impressions Theatre. Assistant director is Peter D. Marshall. The outstanding cast includes Laureen Block, Fran Burnside, Charlene Luedke, Louise Porter, Dan Weber and Tom Tassé.

The show will be performed in the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver. It runs February 18 to March 6, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors and students.

Book online at First Impressions Theatre or phone 604-929-9456.

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  • Gonzalo February 12, 2010, 7:17 AM

    reminds me of that movie in which the three sisters get together before their dad dies in hospital… can’t remember the name but it was a comedy.