Whistling Fish Productions, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

Claret & Amber

Claret & Amber - Whistling Fish Productions, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada'Claret & Amber' is a lively new play of light and shadows. Its premise is a fictionalized encounter exploring the inner dynamics and extraordinary personalities of two renowned individuals of the 20th century: iconic BC artist; Emily Carr, and internationally recognized author; Lucy Maud Montgomery.

After a series of three public readings held in Vancouver, Victoria and on Salt Spring Island, Whistling Fish productions began rehearsals in the spring of 2013 for their first production of CLARET & AMBER (one act- abridged version) was staged at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre's 'Culture Lab' in September 2013 at the Vancouver Fringe.

Directed by Geoff Noble, the cast included Sue Newman as L. Maud Montgomery, Susan Shillingford as Emily Carr, and Geoff Noble as the waiter.

Susan Shillingford Sue Newman and Susan Shillingford Geoff Noble

"A fascinating window into the philosophy and
aspirations of two unique Canadian women:
author Lucy Maud Montgomery & artist, Emily Carr."

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The Vancouver Sun - Vancouver Fringe Festival  - Claret and Amber


Audience Response

Friday August 23rd 2013

"I saw 'Claret and Amber' last week and was enthralled!!! It's a wonderful portrayal of Lucy Maud and Emily Carr...
I can't recommend it enough.

Repeat Performance of this popular play. This was sold out early for last week's show so we are having it again.
Theater in the Vines at Salt Spring Vineyards presented CLARET and AMBER on Friday Aug 30
Performance door for 6:30, but guests were encouraged to come earlier and bring a picnic supper to enjoy before the play.

August 30th 2013

"Absolutely enchanting." Yvonne

"Wonderful, good luck at The Fringe." Art and Judy

"We loved this meeting of two fascinating women." Jan and Joan

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