The Rèiteach: Live theatre is back and the shows are sold out
Cast of The Rèiteach: left to right, Rankin MacEachern, Bridget Wilson, Kathryn McIntyre, and Trisha Boyd
April 7, 2021
-by April MacDonald
“The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.”
– Stella Adler
Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy’s play, The Rèiteach, will hit three stages this month; the shows are sold out and the people are hungry for the return of live theatre.
The Rèiteach is based on a true story of a rèiteach (a traditional Scottish way of arranging a marriage) which took place in the West Bay area.
It is a story often told by local historian, columnist and author, Dr. Jim St. Clair, and is also family folklore for many of the descendants of the characters in the story.
Presented by the West Side Performing Arts Cooperative, two shows per venue will be performed at the Glendale Hall, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 11th; at the Mabou Hall, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 18th; and at the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on April 25th.
With COVID restrictions in place, tickets were limited and now The Rèiteach is full.
“No more room at the party, I’m afraid. We’ve reached our COVID quota. We are so pleased that so many people are going to share this experience with us as we journey to three small halls to tell this wonderful story.