Les Belles Soeurs opens Nov. 17 in Alberni

Portal Players Dramatic Society open its new season on Nov. 17 with the classic Canadian lay Les Belles Soeurs, by Michel Tremblay.

After a whirlwind autumn of rehearsals, Portal Players Dramatic Society is ready to open its new season on Thursday, Nov. 17 with the classic Canadian lay Les Belles Soeurs, by Michel Tremblay.

Directed by Debra and Derek Burke, the play runs for three weeks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, through to Dec. 3 at The Capitol Theatre at 4904 Argyle St.

In the play, Germaine, a Montreal housewife, has won a million Gold Star stamps (stamps given out by grocery stores, which customers stuck into little booklets and exchanged for goods like barbecues and lawn chairs). She has invited all the women she knows to come over and help her stick them into the booklets.

As they stick, the women discuss the men in their lives, the church, and their small joys. In one elaborate and thrilling spoken-choral passage the women tell of the joys of bingo.

New for this season, Portal Players is offering online ticket sales. Tickets to all performances of Les Belles Soeurs can be purchased online through www.brownpapertickets.com (click on the link for ticket purchases).

The Capitol Theatre box office is also open for ticket purchases two hours before the start of each performance at 5:30 p.m.

The licensed lounge opens at 6:30 p.m. before the show and during intermission.

The box office can be reached at 250-723-1195.

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