A GIFT TO LAST
Based on the Teleplay by Gordon Pinsent
Presented by the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts & the Northcliff Drama Club
at 2:00 pm
at 7:30 pm
A Gift to Last was first broadcast in 1976 by CBC Television. The teleplay was written by Gordon Pinsent, and he also starred in the production in the role of Edgar Sturgess. The teleplay was adapted for the stage by Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan.
The play is set at Christmas 1976 and 1898 in the Sturgess family home. Grandfather, Clement Sturgess, recalls to his grandson his Christmas memories of the house when he was 10, and his visit from his free-spirited Uncle Edgar who was off to fight in the Boer War. The strained relationship he has now with his son mirrors the difficult relationship he had with his own father. His recollections of Christmas 1898 reveal families in need of reminders of how much they mean to each other, and how a simple gift is able to demonstrate the love that is felt but not expressed often enough.
A Gift to Last is a heart-warming play to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and a wonderful addition to your family holiday traditions. It is a delightful celebration of the season, of family, and love that’s not to be missed.
$22 Each | 4 for $60 ($20 each)
HST & service charge included
DATES & SHOWTIME: December 16 at 2:30 pm & December 17 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR,
Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE: All Ages