'Brazil Square' nostalgia comes with a smile Stapleton's play "Brazil Square" will open at the LSPU Hall Jan.
14, under the direction of her longtime pal and collaborator, Amy House. With a 35 year "friendship, hateship, partnership, creationship and performer ship" between them, Stapleton is comfortable with completing the writing aspect of "Brazil Square" and House taking over. Inspired by some of Stapleton's childhood memories, "Brazil Square" is a comedy driven play about the eccentricities of the once iconic boarding house district of St. John's, an area that is no more, located in the spot now covered by the Delta hotel. "My family moved from Labrador to Marystown, and my uncle drove a taxi. He would bring people in to St. John's, which was a nine or 12 hour trip one way on a dirt road," said Stapleton, who was busy Tuesday morning working on last minute "Revue" rewrites, coach outlet locations yahoo after NDP Leader Lorraine Michael's resignation. The boarding houses of Brazil Square were always full of people from practically every background, Stapleton said. She remembers many specifically: newly arrived immigrants getting settled, businessmen, university students, people from around the bay on shopping trips or in town for doctor's appointments. "It was this fantastic little metropolis in St. John's," she says. Stapleton began writing "Brazil Square" three years ago, knowing she wanted to reflect a time that began in the area's heyday, and included the decline of boarding houses, with the development of hotels and bed and breakfasts and the changing face of the social landscape in St. John's. The staple is Petrina Bromley, who plays boarding coach handbags 2016 website house owner Mrs. Kent. Bromley was whom Stapleton had originally pictured in the role, and after her stint performing with the National Arts Centre during the 2013 14 season, the pieces fell in place for her to join the cast. "It's amazing to watch Petrina age as Mrs. Kent," said House, who is artistic animateur of the Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company and acknowledges being more used to performing than directing. "It's very magical for me to watch all the actors transform. I do believe the characters in each scene speak for themselves." House said she was attracted to the play upon her first reading of the script, before Stapleton had completed writing it. The images portrayed were so vivid, she said she had a clear vision for their production from the get go, enthralled by the period of time in the city and things that may seem strange nowadays, but were common practice. "In those days, people would be put in beds with strangers. It sounds hilarious, but we've talked to people and it's coach outlet handbags catalogue true they came in for university and maybe couldn't get into residence, so they got a taxi to Brazil Square and ended up in bed with a stranger," House said. "There's also a magic about the idea of sitting down to dinner in a boarding house. "We are doing a lot of laughing in rehearsal. It's a challenge, but there are very playful times." The entire play is carried by humour, but there's a sense of melancholy and nostalgia that always comes with reflection on the past, and in this case, on a neighbourhood that lost its value in society, despite the hard work and struggles of those who ran the rooming houses. "There's a sense of how we age in this province.
Everything on the surface can be erased, but we carry our culture with us," Stapleton coach handbags outlet sale said. "We can watch a fence go up on the waterfront or a huge building transform our landscape, but it doesn't mean we forget who we are and where we came from.".
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