Surrey Little Theatre is wrapping up its season with Home Fires, which opens today, and stars three Langley actresses.
Among them is Langley's Loryn LeGear, 25, who is no stranger to the SLT stage, performing since she was a teen as part of the drama club's youth group.
Now, she's not only sitting on the board of directors as secretary, and been instrumental in organizing and running the SLT's youth improv group (now in its third year) and summer camp. She's back on stage again in a lead role for the current production, said producer Brigitte Seib, also from Langley.
LaGear had been seen on the SLT stage in a lead role in their summer production Rebel Without a Cause.
She directed youth in the summer production of Unusual Suspects. She has also been part of the annual 50Hour Film Challenge.
Now, stepping back out onto the stage, LaGear is playing a boarder named June in Home Fires.
This story follows Nettie, a woman raising three teenage children on her own. It also tells the story of her four young woman boarders struggling to make their way in small-town Texas during and immediately following the Second World War.
"Life makes some people bitter and some people better; not all the victories or all the casualties were on the battlefields," said co-director Paul Cowhig.
He described it as a poignant and funny production full of home. "Home Fires is perfect theatre."
LaGear is accompanied on stage by a few fellow Langleyites Hannah Cenaiko, 16, and Emily Gingera, 30, as well as others from around the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge.
The curtain goes up tonight, April 18, and the show runs until May 18.
Tickets are $15. Make reservations at 604-576-8451, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.brownpapertickets.com. The Surrey Little Theatre is at 7027 184th St.
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