Our first visit to the Blyth Festival happened to be for the last performance of the season! A pity since it was well worth seeing and made me wish we had caught some of the earlier productions. We will have to do better next year.
Twin sisters share a room, but have very different lives. One is crippled with polio and remains at home with Anne of Green Gables. The other goes to school and brings back the news. By virtue of her physical abilities, she takes over making decisions for both of them, never thinking that her crippled sister might have a different opinion. The two of them are forced to work together when confronted with a desperate murderer, looking for gold rumoured to be hidden in their house. The play is well crafted and well acted. The actors were all new to me, although I have probably seen Tony Munch in something. ( Interesting side note – he is married to Catherine Fitch, who was in the audience and whom we had just seen the evening before in Slings and Arrows, where she plays the stage manager.)
The play was written by the husband and wife team Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini, both award winning writers worth watching for.