Homespun wit and wisdom are at the heart of Ed's Garage.
Anyone who's ever heard a Farmer's Daughter joke knows that the differences between the country and the city are fertile ground for humour. When rural rubs up against urban, friendly gibes sprout like snap peas in springtime.
Ed's Garage, Premiering September 19th at the Studio Theatre, is a funny, insightful and heartwarming comedy by Dan Needles, creator of the beloved Wingfield Farm series. Here we meet Ed Hargreaves, a retired farmer-turned-mechanic who has a gift for helping people solve their troubles using what he calls "garage therapy". In Ed's world there's no problem that can't be talked out or tinkered away in the course of an oil change or a carburetor adjustment. But when a big city psychotherapist with actual credentials opens her practice in the cottage next door, the fur -- and the fun -- starts flying.
Award-winning theatre director Carolee Mason was attracted to the play by its wonderful heart and humor, and its underlying message. "Ed's Garage is about folk wisdom in a stressful and changing world," she says. "Country folk will relate to Ed's insights, while city dwellers will discover a new way of looking at themselves. Both will find meaning beyond the stereotypes".
Ed's Garage stars Rob Glas as Ed, plus Justin Lackey, Brent Maguire, and Natasha Lackey.
Ed's Garage premieres at the Studio Theatre September 19th for eight shows. Advance tickets are $24 at Tickets Please (613-485-6434; ticketsplease.ca) and at the Studio Theatre box office on show nights. Please visit studiotheatreperth.com for complete details.
Article provided by the Studio Theatre.