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josh_levesque_smJosh Levesque is making his G7 debut with Anne (of Green Gables) and we're delighted to have him playing the role of Gilbert Blythe, Anne's arch rival. Recently, Josh took some time to answer our usual questions so we could all get to know him a bit better. Enjoy!

 

Gallery 7 (G7): Tell us about your acting background – how did you get involved in theatre in the first place? What makes you continue with it?

 

Josh (J.L.) My first play in grade 8 was A Christmas Carol. I was asked by a friend who had already contacted some others to play a small part because the company was missing Peter Cratchit. Since then, I've been constantly in and out of the theatre either stage managing, improvising, acting or even occasionally teaching. Great theatre has the power to take the "thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to" and show us that we are not alone in dealing with them.

 

G7: When you're not theatre-making, what keeps you busy? (i.e. school, type of work, raising a family, etc.)

 

J.L.: If I'm not theatre-making, I'm music-playing or non-fiction book-reading. Much of the world inspires me and it deserves to be paid attention to, observing and learning while it shares its secrets. When a person can learn to truly see and listen, they develop an inner world that lets them empathize and love.

 

G7: What do you like most about the process of creating a character? What do you find most challenging?

 

J.L.: The idea of "character" is a hard beast to tame. After all, how many people think about their personalities? How do you become a "character" without thinking about it? That's the most fun and most challenging part: exploring from a character's eyes – a living, breathing, human being who has challenges and dreams – rather than from your own eyes.

 

G7: What's the most frightening thing about being an actor? What's the coolest part about being an actor?

 

J.L.: Actors constantly show a part of themselves onstage that they can rarely show in life. Showing that vulnerability is frightening. However, actors get to experience all of the little joys that their character does, which is easily the most exciting feeling in the world.

 

G7: What drew you to this play?

 

Anne-publicity-7854_smJ.L.: Anne is just filled with so much imagination and energy, beauty and simplicity.

 

G7: Can you relate to your character? If so, in what ways?

 

J.L.: Gilbert wasn't easy to relate to in the beginning but the more I look into his situation, the more I find we are similar. I can't share all the work because it's personal and might ruin the mystery. I can tell you this though: Gilbert and I both really love apples.

 

G7: What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?

 

J.L.: I hope the audience will relate to the feeling of being alienated and maybe find some catharsis in that. Anne is a story about growing up and finding yourself but it's also about antagonism and obstacles. I also wish that people could find more acceptance in their hearts.

 

G7: What's your favourite way to relax?

 

J.L.: Debussy, a good book and some white hot-chocolate.

 

G7: What's something that people wouldn't necessarily know about you?

 

J.L.: I love math and physics – especially Calculus.

 

G7: Anne is in part a coming-of-age story. Can you share about a defining moment in your child-hood that helped shape who you are today in a positive way?

 

J.L.: Once upon a time, in a childhood far, far repressed, I told my grade two teacher that she was "evil". Worst part? My brother had told me to say it and he didn't even know her! P.S We both had to write apology letters, and I learned not to judge people before I knew them.

 

Anne-publicity-7727_smG7: What's a favourite memory from elementary school?

 

J.L.: Being a lunchtime monitor in grade four and making up stories everyday to tell the younger kids.

 

G7: Share about your bestest friend in elementary school. What made him/her great? Did you have a nemesis that later became a friend? How did you become friends?

 


J.L.: I forget almost anything about elementary school but I remember being president of the "Boys' Club" for a couple of years... we disbanded because of politics - some of the boys developed crushes on some of the girls. I don't know if that answers the question, but I thought it was funny.

 

G7: Was there a favourite role-playing game you played as a kid?

 

J.L.: I played "Neo-Pets" with two of my friends every day, although we were rarely playing. Mostly we just ran around because we didn't want to play soccer like everyone else.

 

G7: What's your most embarrassing moment from childhood?

 

J.L.: *Laughs awkwardly. Shuffles away*

 

G7: What's the best book you've read and why? Worst book?

 

J.L.: I love Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. McCourt is a creative genius with a lot of experience to draw on. I'm bad for worst books though. Usually if I don't like the first paragraph I stop reading.

 

G7: Favourite colour and why?

 

J.L.: I have trouble deciding between green, blue, red and a rich purple. Probably green.

 

G7: What's your favorite saying or life's motto?

 

J.L.: Art is the proper task of life.

 


 

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Anne (of Green Gables) runs June 13 & 14, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, 2014 @ 7:30 PM with discount matiness on June 14, 21 & 28 at 2:00 PM at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, contact House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford  or call 604-852-3701. To purchase tickets online, or for more details, please visit www.gallery7theatre.com.

glen_pinchin_-4527smToday, we'd like to re-introduce you to Glen Pinchin, AKA the shy and loveable Matthew Cuthbert in our upcoming production of Anne (of Green Gables). You remember him from The Hiding Place this past March or as Morrie in Tuesdays with Morrie a couple of years ago. Enjoy this little interview as he shares about how he got his start in theatre, what scares him most about being an actor, how he relates to his character and much more...


Gallery 7 (G7): Tell us about your acting background – how did you get involved in theatre in the first place? What makes you continue with it?

 

Glen Pinchin (GP): I first got involved in theatre on a dare. One of my high school teachers who also directed the annual high school musical was having trouble getting enough guys to be involved. He approached a few of us and more or less dared us to try it...sort of a reverse psychology thing. A couple of us bit, and I was hooked. After high school I was not involved in theatre for many years; my time was taken up with career and family priorities. After retirement, I started doing "drama" in our church and was encouraged to go further by taking formal training. I completed a two year Theatre Arts diploma at UFV and have been acting ever since. I love the story telling aspect, working with a group of like-minded people and being a part of something which hopefully entertains and stimulates audiences.

 

G7: When you're not theatre-making, what keeps you busy?

 

GP: My wife and I operate a small, home-based business quilting. Yes, quilting...although I don't quilt, I operate an industrial longarm quilting machine, so I bill myself as a "machine operator". It sounds better to me. We have three daughters and 13 grandchildren, so family get-togethers are always highlights. We also enjoy traveling and having fun with our 1929 Model A Ford roadster.

 

G7: What do you like most about the process of creating a character? What do you find most challenging?

 

GP: I enjoy the experience of trying to understand my character's real life...his time, place, physical surroundings, relationships and how those factors work to make him who he is and how he deals with the challenges he faces. For me, probably the most challenging thing is to take what I find in this process and imbue it into my character so that audiences see not me, the actor, but actually see the person I am portraying.

 

G7: What's the most frightening thing about being an actor? What's the coolest part about being an actor?

 

GP: The fear of corpsing...blanking...on stage is ever present. I have had it happen and it isn't fun. Seconds become hours, or so it seems. The coolest part is getting a reaction from audiences. Making people laugh, cry or even just moving them to be quiet and contemplative can be heady stuff.

 

G7: What drew you to this play?

 

GP: I was familiar with the story, mainly through the wonderful CBC adaptation from a number of years ago. I love the era, the place (my wife and I visited PEI a few years back...beautiful!) and the relationships that change and move through the passage of the play. Matthew Cuthbert is pretty much as good as it gets in terms of roles for a man my age and of my temperament.

 

G7: Can you relate to your character? If so, in what ways?

 

GP: I think I do relate to Matthew Cuthbert. I love what I imagine is his slow way of speaking and moving. I love the depth of his thoughts and convictions. I love his openness to new things. It didn't take him long to warm to Anne, to start to see some of what she saw. I hope I have some of those qualities, at least in some measure.

 

SA_-_pub-4689_smG7: What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?

 

GP: This is a heart-warming story, so, if nothing else, I hope audiences will feel good...warm...maybe even blessed for having seen the story we tell. I also hope that Anne's passion, optimism and determination, and Matthew and Marilla's love for each other, and for Anne, will be something of an encouragement.

 

G7: What's your favourite way to relax?

 

GP: I enjoy reading, touring with Marla in our Model A roadster (her name is "Lucy") and spending time with family and friends.

 

G7: What's something that people wouldn't necessarily know about you?

 

GP: I harbour a secret dream of being a Jeopardy champion.

 

G7: What's a favourite memory from elementary school?

 

GP: I don't know that it is a favourite, but I have a pretty vivid memory of coming into class one day...I believe I was in Grade 5...and a girl behind me said "Did you hear the news? Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash." It was the day the music died. I also remember Remembrance Day services. They were in the upstairs auditorium at Assiniboine Elementary School in St.James/Winnipeg. One of our teachers would always cry during the service...I mean really cry...and I wondered, but never knew, why. She was a spinster and old to me then...probably in her 50's...and I wonder to this day if she lost someone very close to her...father, brother, lover, friend?

 

G7: Was there a favourite role-playing game you played as a kid?

 

GP: We played a lot of "Army" and Cowboys and Indians...political correctness wasn't part of our lexicon in those days. WW 2 wasn't actually that long past and we killed each other wantonly. All it took to restore life was a friend's criss-cross over your heart and you were good to go.

 

G7: What's your most embarrassing moment from childhood?

 

GP: Sorry, I've intentionally blanked all such incidents from my memory.

 

G7: What's the best book you've read and why? Worst book?

 

GP: It's hard to single out just one. "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom is right up there, as is "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. I tend to prefer non-fiction.

 

G7: Favourite colour and why?

 

GP: Sky blue pink...why not?

 


 

Anne_of_Green_GablesAnne (of Green Gables) runs June 13 & 14, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, 2014 @ 7:30 PM with discount matiness on June 14, 21 & 28 at 2:00 PM at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, contact House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford  or call 604-852-3701. To purchase tickets online, or for more details, please visit www.gallery7theatre.com.

danielle_milette_smDanielle Milette is new to Gallery 7 Theatre, but certainly not new to the world of theatre. She is playing Sara in our current production of The Hiding Place and during rehearsals, she gave us a few precious spare minutes to respond to our little interview...enjoy!

 

Gallery 7 (G7): Tell us about your acting background – how did you get involved in theatre in the first place? What makes you continue with it?

 

 

 

Danielle Milette (DM): Theatre has always been present in my life. The old joke is that my life in theatre was preordained because my parents met doing a musical, I went to my first fine arts camp before I was a month old, and I attended rehearsals for The Sound of Music before I was one. In all seriousness though, theatre is something that challenges me constantly (which I enjoy), and where God wants me to be.

 

G7: When you're not doing theatre, what do you spend your time on?

 

DM: My time outside of theatre is full and, frankly, filled with more theatre. I work in retail, currently am stage managing, designing and serving on the board of directors for Theatre Junkies Anonymous, and chatting on the phone or skyping with my four nieces and nephews. When I'm not working on something pertaining to those endeavors, I love reading and movies, and spending time with my sister, Laura.

 

G7: What do you like most about the process of creating a character? What do you find most challenging?

 

DM: I like putting together the puzzle of the character. Every time we run or read a scene, there are new discoveries about the character to be made in the dialogue, the circumstances, the back story, how other characters relate on page and on stage. It means that when I spend time with a character, I see her personality expand and grow a little bit as I complete the picture. The big challenge in character work is memorizing lines when your character directs the path of the dialogue in a scene constantly. Every time I try to memorize those dang lines, the only way to do it (for me) is to create an internal dialogue in my head to deduce what comes next. It's very frustrating. And now I come off as a completely crazy person. Oh well, I am an actor; what did you expect?

 

G7: What drew you to this play?

 

DM: I love The Hiding Place because Corrie ten Boom begins as an ordinary person and is transformed by her extraordinary experiences. I also identified with the close relationship between Corrie and Betsie. Thus, she is both relateable and aspirational. I also knew that I had to audition for the show because I knew Sarah Hu would be directing, and I thought it would be so much fun to work with her. (It is.)

 

HP-publicity-7039_smG7: In what ways can you relate to your character?

 

DM: Sara is fueled by anger, bitterness and grief over the untimely death of her husband, Jurgen. We can all relate to her hurt and loss in some form or another, but what resonates with me is how Sara realizes that helping and caring for others helps to heal the wounds better than sitting around, stewing in her own misery. Sara also says "What?!?" a lot, which I do too...

 

G7: Have you ever had a faith-testing experience? A need-to-survive type of experience? How did you get through it?

 

DM: You know, there have been a few of them. None of them were life or death, but they were all devastating at the time. What got me through was that God was always there, even when I didn't expect it-whether it was a lyric in a song, the comfort of family or a friend, or the still, small voice. I was never alone.

 

G7: When you think about the people in this story, what stands out to you? What inspires you most about their story? What challenges you most about their story?

 

DM: There will always be people like the ten Boom family who are willing to put their own lives on the line in order to do what's right rather than what is easy and safe. What is inspiring and challenging is that the whole family sacrifices so much for people they really don't know; and out of the ten Boom family, only Corrie, Nollie, and the kids survive the war. That kind of sacrifice is unbelievable and heartbreaking, but it also is a powerful witness about their faith and commitment to others. We may be afraid of tough times, but God will give us all the courage we need to get through it.

 

G7: What's something that people wouldn't necessarily know about you?

 

DM: I (loved) Harry and Hermione from the Harry Potter series so much that when the last book came out, and they didn't get together, I was so bummed out. I vowed never to read a HP book or watch another HP movie until it was fully rectified. This day may never come, but vindication did happen in another form very recently (an interview from J.K. Rowling admitting that Harry and Hermione should have gotten together). People called me crazy over this, but the laugh is on them! The proof is in the pudding!

 

G7: Favourite colour and why?

 

DM: When I was a kid, I had this pink dress that looked like the dress the girl marionette in The Lonely Goatherd wears and I loved it to bits. Seeing as I watched the Sound of Music just about every day until I turned five or six, it was pretty much a sure bet that pink would become my favorite crayon forever because of that dress.

 

G7: What's the best 5 bucks you ever spent?

 

DM: I bought an Ariel baby doll (around $5 at Target) for my vivacious niece once, and I bribed her with it for an entire day as I ran errands with her in tow. That was a VERY productive day.

 

G7: What's your favorite saying or life's motto?

 

DM: Nice try, but I'm not falling for that one. If I tell you what it is, then I can't publish it as a best-selling self-help book!

 


 

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The Hiding Place runs March 14 & 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2014 @ 7:30PM with discount matinees on March 15, 22 & 29 at 2:00 PM at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, contact House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford  or call 604-852-3701. To purchase tickets online, or for more details, visit www.gallery7theatre.com

thomas_smith_smThomas Smith is fairly new to Gallery 7 Theatre, but again, not a stranger to theatre. Having already served as a House Manager here at Gallery 7 Theatre, it's nice to be able to showcase one of Thomas' other passions: acting. Thomas is playing Christoffels in our current production of The Hiding Place. He too took some time to answer our questions...this one will be a bit longer, but we found his responses rather entertaining, so we think you might also. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Gallery 7 (G7): Tell us about your acting background – how did you get involved in theatre in the first place? What makes you continue with it?

 

Thomas Smith (TS): When I was eleven, I kind of randomly decided that I wanted to be like Frankie Muniz and go into acting. I was obviously more interested in film and I finally had a chance to take some proper training when I reached high school. I took one semester of theatre and quit, deciding quite smugly that film was better. After I went over a year without any theatre, I realized that I missed it so went back for more in grade eleven. I started taking myself as an actor more seriously and have stuck with it ever since. There's just something so immediately gratifying about getting to act with others in a live setting, where everything is on the line and an audience is right there in front of you, not afraid to let you know if you're doing a bad job but rewarding you immensely if you manage to please them.

 

G7: When you're not doing theatre, what do you spend your time on?

 

TS: The last time I had some downtime from theatre, I was getting jaw surgery. So I guess I can take time to myself for medical reasons.

 

G7: What do you like most about the process of creating a character? What do you find most challenging?

 

TS: What I like most is finding the character within myself, especially when I don't think I'm anything like my character when I read a script for the first time. There's a lot of self-discovery in acting which can sometimes be a little disconcerting but is ultimately very cool. What's challenging is when past mannerisms creep in to future characters. That's always annoying for me, but I'm happy when I can catch it.

 

G7: What drew you to this play?

 

TS: I've been wanting to audition for a G7 play for a while but it always conflicted with school or other commitments, so a really honest answer would be that this is just the first play that's offered me a chance to work with the company. I didn't really know much about the backstory but it was interesting to me, and getting to do a drama is always fun since I'm more suited to comedies.

 

G7: In what ways can you relate to your character?

 

TS: Christoffels is pretty selfish, which I'll admit I am too. He's also very afraid of being himself in front of others, which is kind of the name of the game for an actor. As for the Camp Doctor, he's just a fun-loving guy who enjoys all things science. Fits me to a tee.

 

G7: What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?

 

TS: Learning to forgive, no matter what the circumstance, is a pretty big theme in this play. It's something that I think we really take for granted these days, myself included.

 

G7: Anything else you want to share?

 

TS: We have a fantastic German couch named Becky. She's great. If I knew the German word for great, I'd say it here.

 

G7: What's your favourite way to relax?

 

TS: I'm probably going to have to come out of the geek closet and say video games. I also love to write. When I get really into it and have ink all over my hands by the end of a writing session, it's just the best.

 

G7: Have you ever had a faith-testing experience? A need-to-survive type of experience? How did you get through it?

 

TS: I think every-day life is a faith-testing experience. We are constantly bombarded with temptations that we have to say no to. That's probably a boring answer, isn't it?

 

HP-publicity-7072_smG7: When you think about the people in this story, what stands out to you? What inspires you most about their story? What challenges you most about their story?

 

TS: It's pretty courageous of the Ten Boom family to risk their own personal lives and go through so much trouble just to help some friends and strangers. It also makes me incredibly thankful to live in the world we're in today where people don't have to hide away from the rest of society just because of their religious beliefs. The argument could be made that we still have some way to go, as there are still some pretty racist and prejudiced people out there and around us in our communities, and that sucks. It's kind of sad that people still think being homosexual is a sin. We need to be like Betsie and accept all people as they are.

 

G7: What's something that people wouldn't necessarily know about you?

 

TS: I've got a lot of secrets... Being new to the G7 community, I'm willing to bet that a lot of people reading this didn't know that I lived in Dubai for four years. This was before it became super rich, mind you, but it was a pretty incredible place to have the opportunity to live in.

 

G7: What's the best book you've read and why? Worst book?

 

TS: Wow, best book... Anything that can inspire me to be a better writer. I'm reading the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series right now, which are pretty incredible. As for worst book, I'll do you one better: worst nightmare-inducing book has to be "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide" while on pain medication. Do NOT do it. I had the trippiest dreams; I couldn't bring myself to continue reading that series for months afterwards.

 

G7: Favourite colour and why?

 

TS: Red, cause it's the most unique hair colour. Sue me!

 

G7: What's the best 5 bucks you ever spent?

 

TS: Bribing Ken to put me in this play against everyone else's wishes. (Editor's Note: no bribes were ever offered nor accepted in casting Thomas in this show.)

 

G7: What's your favorite saying or life's motto?

 

TS: I don't have much, but I do have cranberry juice.

 


 

The_Hiding_PlaceThe Hiding Place runs March 14 & 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2014 @ 7:30PM with discount matinees on March 15, 22 & 29 at 2:00 PM at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, contact House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford  or call 604-852-3701. To purchase tickets online, or for more details, visit www.gallery7theatre.com.

cameron_mckercher_smMeet Cameron Mckerchar. He's playing a variety of roles in our current production of The Hiding Place. Recently, Cameron took some time to answer our questions, and the result is this blog post. Enjoy as he shares about his acting background, what inspires him about this story, and his life's motto.

 

Gallery 7 (G7): Tell us about your acting background – how did you get involved in theatre in the first place? What makes you continue with it?

 

 

Cameron Mckerchar (CM): I grew up fascinated with acting, both theatre and film. I think one of the earliest instances I can recall where I knew I would enjoy acting, was watching the groups that would travel across Canada performing plays for the schools. It always seemed like the actors were having a great time. I think that's where the interest sparked for me.

 

I got involved in theatre in grade 7 briefly until I switched schools. Once I had moved from Edmonton to Abbotsford, I gave acting a try again. When I had joined my school (A.S.I.A.), I was pretty excited to start acting again, especially since it had been a few years. Some of my best memories in life come from plays I had done with that school and the people in it. It wasn't until Grade 12 that I really decided that this is something I wanted to do throughout my life. Whether it be a career, or just a hobby, either way, I knew I wanted to act.

 

The experiences I had acting in high school were very enjoyable, and thus far, Gallery 7 has been right up there as well! I hope to only grow in the field of acting, and just keep on keeping on. I'm very determined to always better myself with acting, no matter how well I do, or think I've done. I always strive to get better at the skill and I believe that determination could push me to great heights someday! I'll still never forget the place, or the people, that made me realize that this is my passion in life. I thank all of them for providing such a welcoming, encouraging, and all-around fun environment. So thanks to everyone I had acted with at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. You're all awesome!

 

G7: When you're not doing theatre, what do you spend your time on?

 

CM: Right now, things are pretty simple for me. Working part-time, seeing friends and acting in plays. Some of my other hobbies are generally just video games & hockey. I love watching hockey, but I love playing it even more and I'm hoping to get back into it sometime soon! Truly the best sport in the world!

 

G7: What do you like most about the process of creating a character? What do you find most challenging?

 

CM: It's really satisfying to truly find my character and portray them that to the best of my abilities. Anything less just doesn't feel right. I try things out and experiment as I go until I find the right delivery of lines. I always try to do whatever I can, no matter how big or small the role may be. I've been on both ends of the spectrum and really it doesn't make a difference. Not having as many lines just leaves me with more of a challenge to find out what my character should be doing at any given moment, and excelling in those moments to a reasonable degree. Delivering lines is one thing. Reacting to the surroundings and finding out what's going on through actions is more difficult and more enjoyable even at times.

 

G7: What drew you to this play?

 

CM: Honestly, love for the hobby and Google. Once I had graduated, I had to find somewhere to continue acting. The phrase "google is your friend" really held true here. I stumbled upon Gallery 7 and went for a couple of auditions. There isn't many genres of plays that I'm not willing to give a shot. I love trying different things with acting, and The Hiding Place provided me with a genre I hadn't done in a while. Not to mention, it's always special to try and do a historical event such as this justice. It really does invoke all sorts of emotions when thinking about what a lot of these poor people had to go through, and that empathy really plays a key role when acting out what some of these people might have been going through.

 

G7: What's your favourite way to relax?

 

CM: My family has had a cabin at Shuswap Lake since the 70's. There's no better place on earth for me to be than there. I love that place, and I can't think of anywhere more relaxing.

 

G7: Have you ever had a faith-testing experience? A need-to-survive type of experience? How did you get through it?

 

CM: I went through some rough times in school throughout my late-elementary/early junior high years. Looking back, it was all just a learning experience. There are things I could have done to help myself socially that I know now that I would have loved to know back then, but sometimes you got to learn.

 

How did I get through it? This may sound cliche, but honestly just stick to the family and friends you have and stay strong. Do whatever you enjoy when you can and look on the bright side of things. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Find what you enjoy doing and harness that. Know that there's always someone looking out for you, whether it be family, friends or a higher power. Always find a way. You'll come out stronger in the end.

 

G7: When you think about the people in this story, what stands out to you? What inspires you most about their story? What challenges you most about their story?

 

CM: Loss is the biggest thing, honestly. We've all lost someone dear at some point or another. I lost my grandma a couple years back. That's tough for anyone. Take that and amplify it, and that's what anyone in the Holocaust had to go through. Loss after loss. I can't even imagine. It had to be beyond upsetting. It gets me when watching any re-enactment or story based on it.

 

It's inspiring to see characters come out strong in the end however. You've sympathized with the losses, yet you see what it makes of them after the fact. People are amazing, what they can live through and then harness that to come out stronger in the end. That's truly inspirational to me!

 

G7: What's something that people wouldn't necessarily know about you?

 

CM: Getting less serious for a moment. I'm an Oilers fan. I grew up in Calgary & Edmonton, and pretty much just follow my team through all the goods and bads. I'm a huge cat & dog person. I have 2 cats and a Golden Retreiver/Golden Lab.

 

G7: What's the best book you've read and why? Worst book?

 

CM: Best: Theo Fleury, Playing With Fire. It's amazing to see what people can go through, as awful as it must have been for the guy, it's inspirational to see where he is now.

Worst: Twilight. All of them. Had to read them for English class back in middle school... Not my thing. Especially not 2500 pages or whatever that would have been.

 

G7: Favourite colour and why?

 

CM: Turquoise. I really like blue, and green as a close 2nd. They make an awesome blend though.

 

G7: What's the best 5 bucks you ever spent?

 

CM: Going to sound lame, but an N64 game called Perfect Dark that my brother and I went halfsies on when we were young. 5 bucks each. Proceeded to play that, even to this day on occasion, but thousands of hours as kids

 

G7: What's your favorite saying or life's motto?

 

CM: To Each His/Her Own.

 

 


 

The_Hiding_PlaceThe Hiding Place runs March 14 & 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2014 @ 7:30PM with discount matinees on March 15, 22 & 29 at 2:00 PM at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, contact House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford  or call 604-852-3701. To purchase tickets online, or for more details, visit www.gallery7theatre.com.