REVIEW – “The Trouble with Clifford” Premieres at Blackhorse

REVIEW – “The Trouble with Clifford” Premieres at Blackhorse
by Anne Ritchie

A world of doubt and hope, caring, humor and strength awaits the audience when “The Trouble With Clifford” by L.E. Hines opens at Blackhorse Village Players. It’s all about the Fergusons, and it could be your family too. Amidst the excellent cast creatively directed by Kim Blacklock, the audience may discover themselves, wondering how the insightful author could have known them so well.

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Blackhorse to Debut “Clifford”

Blackhorse Village Players to present
The Trouble With Clifford
by L. E. Hines
(April 12 – 27, 2013)

The Blackhorse Village Players were first to bring you The Trouble With Richard, and are once again preparing to present a debut production of a play by L.E. Hines. The Trouble With Clifford is the prequel to Richard, taking place two years prior.

Synopsis

It’s Marty’s birthday and he’s back home with his wife to celebrate and buy a house. His older brother is out of work and living in the basement, and his sister is spending a lot of time with his mother. So, what’s going on with his dad? This prequel to “The Trouble With Richard” sheds a light on family bonds, with situations that are both funny and relatable.

The show is will be directed by Kim Perry Blacklock.

Production Dates:
April 12-27, 2013.

THE TROUBLE WITH CLIFFORD
Written by L. E. Hines
is available for production considerations.

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Friends in Spain!

Madrid Players to present
Friends, With Benefits
by Kate Horzempa and L. E. Hines
(June 8 – 10, 2012)

Canadian Playwrights, Kate Horzempa and L. E. Hines are about to take on an international flavour, as The Madrid Players of Spain get ready to mount Friends, With Benefits. Kate Horzempa is set to direct.

When Ben and Lily met in university, it was ‘friends at first sight.’ Though some things have changed, she’s now a career-minded magazine editor and he’s a successful marketing coordinator, one thing remains the same: Everyone is reluctant to believe that Lily and Ben are “just friends”. As Ben’s parents plot to ensure he finds true love, Lily may have just discovered the man of her dreams. Will they be able to hold off meddling friends and family long enough to realize their true feelings? This hilarious comedy puts the bounds of friendship to the test.

Production Dates:
June 8-10, 2012.

FRIENDS, WITH BENEFITS

Written by Kate Horzempa and L. E. Hines

is available for production considerations.

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Friends in Sudbury!

Theatre Cambrian presents
Friends, With Benefits
by Kate Horzempa and L. E. Hines
(November 18 & 19, 24-26, 2011)

Theatre Cambrian, in Sudbury Ontario, has selected Friends, With Benefits to replace their mid-season production of The Neil Simon comedy, Jake’s Women.

When Ben and Lily met in university, it was ‘friends at first sight.’ Though some things have changed, she’s now a career-minded magazine editor and he’s a successful marketing coordinator, one thing remains the same: Everyone is reluctant to believe that Lily and Ben are “just friends”. As Ben’s parents plot to ensure he finds true love, Lily may have just discovered the man of her dreams. Will they be able to hold off meddling friends and family long enough to realize their true feelings? This hilarious comedy puts the bounds of friendship to the test.

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The Trouble With Clifford Workshopped!

THE TROUBLE WITH CLIFFORD was workshopped at the Small Stages Creative Company/In Studio Be on June 4, 2011, Palgrave, Ontario. Vounteers read the entire play, acted out key scene, and provided their reactions and feedback.

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We’re All In The Same Boat Workshopped!

WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT was workshopped at the Small Stages Creative Company/In Studio Be on June 4, 2011, Palgrave, Ontario. Vounteers read and acted out each scene and provided their reactions in a follow up question and answer session.

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Trouble in Caledon

The Caledon Townhall Players, of Caledon, ON, have selected The Trouble With Richard as part of their 2011 – 2012 season. The show is tentatively scheduled as either the Winter or Spring show.

Keep an eye on their web site for information regarding Show times and ticket prices

http://www.caledontownhallplayers.com/

THE TROUBLE WITH RICHARD by L.E. Hines

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TROUBLE on the West Coast

The Trouble With Richard has been selected by the North Vancouver Community Players for their 2011 – 2012 Season. This will mark the first time a play by L. E. Hines has been produced outside of Ontario. The NVCP perform out of the Theatre At Hendry Hall, located at 815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver, BC.

Keep an eye on their web site for show times and ticket information.

http://www.northvanplayers.ca

THE TROUBLE WITH RICHARD by L.E. Hines

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New & Improved Web Site

Welcome to the newly updated version of www.lehines.ca. There have been quite a lot of changes, moving away from the flash-based pages to a more user friendly format.

A store has been added to the site, allowing users to;

  • Read preview sections of scripts
  • Purchase copies
  • Download application forms for performance rights

If you find any bugs or animated Gifs let us know. Thanks!

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No Trouble with The Trouble With Richard

NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY REVIEW
by ALWYN HORSCROFT

The Trouble with Richard is the first solo play written by L.E. Hines (with the exception of a collaboration written while still at school) and debuted at the Blackhorse Theatre, Ontario, back in January 2008 — a theatre where he has often performed as an actor.

It is probably his understanding of the stage which has resulted in a really funny, yet believable, play. You can believe all the characters, even Andrew, played by Trevor Grundy, whose portrayal is one of the gayest gay persons I have ever seen, but Andrew is just a sideline to the main plot. A couple of other things I enjoyed about Hines’s writing were that he has managed to write a play without a pile of foul language, and his central character is a thoroughly likable guy. On top of that, when I thought I knew the plot he would throw me for a loop.

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