Rachel Wyatt – member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal – is one of Canada’s most beloved writers, having penned numerous novels, collections of short stories, and scores of plays for radio and the stage. Rachel has adapted her acclaimed novel Letters to Omar for the stage in this world premiere of The Best of Friends. This story follows the adventures of three older women trying to make a difference in the world. The central character, Dorothy, is recently retired, childless, thrice married and now single. She spends her days fighting to keep her modest home out of the hands of developers and indulging in her lifelong hobby of writing letters she never sends to famous people – most frequently, Omar Sharif. In the preparation and aftermath of Dorothy and her friends’ attempt to pull off a major fund-raising dinner, Wyatt explores with wit and insight the ups and downs of deep-rooted friendship.
Praise for Wyatt’s Letters to Omar (the novel from which the play is adapted):
“Laced with equal measures of humour, wit, irony and insight… she [Wyatt] does not have to worry about her own legacy, burnished as it is by this latest novel.” Winnipeg Review
Directed by Clayton Jevne
Acted by Geli Bartlett, Gloria Snider, Maureen Van Wyk
Preview: April 30 @ 8pm
8 pm: May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
2 pm: May 4, 11, 18
Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.co (click here) or 250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234 or by Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday April 30 – Preview is $7
Wednesday May 8 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission
The show is about 90 minutes long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
We are wheelchair accessible
Geli Bartlett, Maureen Van Wyck, Gloria Snider