In 2013 Kate Tompkins brought her artistic talents to Eastern Nova Scotia through her formation of The Guysborough Players. Since then Tompkins and her fellow volunteer actors have performed their musicals to audiences in Guysborough, Mulgrave, Charlos Cove, Liscomb and Port Hawkesbury. Some of original members of The Guysborough Players have moved on but its present performers continue to demonstrate their love of music and providing entertainment to audiences. The performers bring their joy of theatre to each performance and also contribute more than their stage times with other theatrical necessities such as costume designs, set preparations and nutritional needs.
The Guysborough Players most recent packed-house performances, held on three separate evenings (May 24, 25 & 26) at the Chedabucto Curling Club, Boylston, was entitled Sister Act. In addition to thanking the 152 patrons who attended, The Guysborough Players also thank the Guysborough Pharmacy for its Sister Act ticket sales, the Chedabucto Curling Club members who assisted on site and the volunteers who rehearsed and worked so diligently to create another successful production. With the 12-months cycle already in the works for their next performance’s preparation, Tompkins welcomes inquiries about The Guysborough Players at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The actors pose on set at the Chedabucto Curling Club for the Sister Act: (Left to Right): Back Row: Gianna Pellerin (lights), Kate Redfern (Sister Mary Lazurus), George Madsen (Vince LaRocca & Monsignor O’Hara), Nick Dort (Joey & Sister Mary Joseph), Will Imlay (sound) and Michael Wilson (The Pope & stage management).
Middle Row: Nancy O’Regan (Lounge dancer Tina, choreographer, stage management & costumes), Joanne Anthony Jones (Sister Mary Theresa), Wanda Jamieson (Sister Mary Patrick), Jackie Briand (Deloris Van Cartier & Sister Mary Clarence), Mandy Reid (Sister Mary Robert;) Hannah Kamogawa (choir singer) and Kate Tompkins (Reverend Mother, director & production manager).
Front Row: Suki Kamogawa (choir singer) and Chris Muise (Sister Mary Michael & lounge singer Michelle). (Photo: Maurice Landry)