Four of the five cast members for VESTA in rehearsal. From the left; Molly Jamin, Aaron Cosbey and Jenni Sirges; sitting is Marnie Jacobsen. ‘VESTA’ performances on Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 at the Iona Hall in Trail.Submitted photo

A play about living, loving and letting go

‘VESTA’ performances on Nov. 1 & Nov. 3 at the Iona Hall in Trail

How do we deal with the loss of ability and a life-limiting illness?

The play VESTA, by Bryan Harnetiaux, addresses this subject from the perspective of elderly Vesta and her family. The script, which has been adapted to bring a Canadian and regional perspective, looks at the services available in the community to help this family.

Playing the role of Vesta is Marnie Jacobsen. Rounding out the five-member cast are Jenni Sirges, Aaron Cosbey, Molly Jamin, and Stephanie Buhler, with Lisa Henderson as director. The audience will be both entertained and educated about adjusting to the loss of a loved one’s abilities and function, and ultimately, that loved one’s death.

VESTA will be performed Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Iona Hall (basement of St. Andrew’s Church; entry via the back alley door)

Tickets are $10 at the door or at the GT Hospice Society office in Kiro. Sponsored by the Greater Trail Hospice Society with a grant from the LeRoi Foundation.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Message from MADD Canada

Federal Measures Required To Address Impaired Driving And Support Victims/Survivors

Trail Blazers: The tradition of Little League baseball

Trail Blazers is a weekly series in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light — a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Thursday, May 28

School District 20 prepped and ready for schools to reopen

Students will return to school Monday with provincial pandemic protocols firmly in place

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border in Surrey

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

Most Read