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Carolien & Wessex original short play

Carolien & Wessex written by Kim Cheel

Carolien struggles to get out from under the perceived expectations of her parents. She meets Adam and realizes there may be more out there for her.

Carolien & Wessex debuted at the Foothills Regional One Act Play Festival in April and received an Honourable Mention for Best New Play.

When you talk to your animals, do they talk back? That's the premise of Carolien and Wessex, an introverted woman who tells her cat everything.

The story is about Carolien and her cat Wessex, or I should say her confidante cat, Wessex. It's a funny yet deep story about rising above the put downs in life and the challenges that brings.

The play, written by award winning playwright Kim Cheel who also performs as Carolien, was brilliantly put together. Small cast of three includes Delbert Saunders as Adam, a stranger, and Tare Rennebohm as Wessex the cat whose antics get quite a few laughs from the audience.

Such a delightful short play not to be missed. Just about anyone can relate to something in Carolien's story: The self-doubt, fear, disappointment, but lucky for us (and Carolien), we learn to discover the strength to work to move beyond.

You can catch the play Friday July 7 at the Town & Country Centre Airdrie 7 PM and Saturday Matinee at 2 PM.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $21.80 on Eventbrite