Kevin Anderson, right, and Pat Belliveau are excited about their roles in an upcoming Performers’ Company production. PHOTO SUBMITTED
The Performers’ Company epitomizes community theatre at its best, which is ironic considering that the play they are presenting over the holidays is all about how community theatre can go so wrong.
The members of the company include pensioners, an 11-year-old girl and every age in between. Many of the members will be very recognizable to Sackville citizens.
Two of those members are Pat Belliveau, a familiar face at the post office, and Kevin Anderson of Woodpecker Tree Care. Belliveau has been with the company for a few years but Anderson is appearing in his first Performers’ Company production, acting for the very first time.
Belliveau is exuberant about her experiences with the company. She credits producer and director Stephen Puddle with her enthusiasm for performing.
“He is very knowledgeable and dynamic but is also willing to take suggestions from anyone in the company.”
When asked if she is enjoying herself, she replied, “I’m having such a blast! I’m absolutely loving it.”
“Yes, the performing is fun but mostly it is the people I’m doing it with that makes me look forward to rehearsals.” Kevin Anderson
Anderson joined the company for this production deliberately because it was something completely outside his comfort zone.
After experiencing some major changes in his life over the last few years, he decided he had to try new things that did not come easily.
He has found that while acting is not always comfortable, it is always fun.
“Yes, the performing is fun but mostly it is the people I’m doing it with that makes me look forward to rehearsals.”
Anderson is committed to staying with the Performers’ Company in the New Year.
The Performers’ Company’s July show was sold out and some patrons had to be turned away.
Phone 536-1904 or visit http://www.performerscompany.com/ for more information.