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The White Rock Players' Club
Best Divorce Ever
Best Divorce Ever is a new play and a World Premier comedy by Finnish playwright Ville Nummenpää. Otto and Anna have decided to part ways and since there were no guests at their wedding, they want to have a party for their divorce. But an unexpected visitor has questions that can only be answered by Otto and Anna revisiting key moments of their life together. An adult comedy about life and love, how we got here and what is next. Directed by Julianne Christie. Julianne is a film and TV actor who previously directed Don’t Dress for Dinner, A Comedy of Tenors, and Other Desert Cities.
*warning: adult situations and language*
February 2 - 19, 2023
$20 Preview Feb 2 | 8pm
Thur - Sat Evenings | 8pm
Sunday Matinees | 2:30pm
Adults | $28
Senior (+60) & Youth (-18) | $24
Directed by: Julianne Christie
Produced by: Fred Partridge
A Community Theatre Production by White Rock Players' Club
A word from the author:
It is a rare thrill and privilege to have your story produced on the other side of the world, but here we are, the world premiere of Best Divorce Ever. The trail that lead us here was a series of unlikely but happy turns, from Riihimäki, Finland (you know the place, right?) to White Rock, BC.
There was a worrying pause for a couple of years when the world closed down. But as we got back on track, and the details unfolded, it just kept getting better and better. I learned Julianne Christie would be directing, and I started getting pics and clips of an insanely talented cast. It has been hard to sit still for these last couple of months.
When you see the words ’romantic’ and ’comedy’ in the same sentence, you’ll be forgiven for having certain expectations. Please cast them aside, this should be a different ride. We go in at an askew angle, and may talk about things that you don’t want to bring up on the way home. But it’s all heart, I swear. There is no shortage of schmaltz, but it’s served with a slice of lemon. You have most likely experienced most of what Anna and Otto have, so it’s ok to laugh. We aim to take you to where you have been, in ways you haven’t seen.
Ville Nummenpää, author 2023
Ville Nummenpää is a novelist, kids’ author, screenwriter and a playwright.
He has five books out. Three for kids, and two crime novels most definitely not for kids.
He won a comedy play script contest in 2017, and received a KOURA-award in 2021 for ’best fictional/dramatized content’ for the teleplay of a 12-ep. TV-series Lasten Tasavalta.