My preview of Regina Little Theatre’s Local Talent…

…was in today’s LeaderPost. It begins:

Women today are expected to be beautiful and thin, wonderful mothers and wives, and dedicated to their careers — all at the same time.

Those unrealistic expectations drive the plot of Local Talent, Regina Little Theatre’s final production of the season, June 10-13 at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.

But while the underlying issue is serious, the play is anything but. Instead, says director Mark Claxton, “it’s really funny.”

Read the whole thing, but note there’s a phrase missing in the fourth paragraph, which should read:

Local Talent, by Montreal playwright Colleen Curran, is Claxton’s first full-length directing venture for RLT, which gave him with a scholarship to study at Globe Theatre’s Actor Conservatory last year.

In the online version, at least, the bit about the scholarship is missing, which makes Claxton’s next comment, that he wanted to give something back, seem a little…disconnected.

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