This article was originally printed in the Kitchissippi Times on Nov. 12, 2015
Eric Coates, Artistic Director at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), is trying his hand at a pilot project that puts an emphasis on community outreach. Suitably dubbed as the In the Lobby Series, this free of charge event will turn the GCTC lobby into a venue for the theatre’s very own late-night talk show.
Hosted by Coates himself, In the Lobby will feature music, comedy, and, most importantly, conversations with a variety of local residents who have left their mark on the neighbourhood. With their first showing scheduled for November 14 and the second for mid-March, the community’s enthusiasm for the project really seems to shine through with the guests that Coates has already managed to line up.
In the Lobby’s first round of special guests includes Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper, Thyme & Again proprietor Sheila Whyte, and Shara Weaver, Co-Artistic Director for the Propeller Dance Company. There will even be a house band, led by GCTC Managing Director Hugh Neilson, and the evening’s musical feature will put the spotlight on Gerri Trimble, popular jazz singer and local resident.
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