Virden Community Arts Council’s last act of the 2014-15 season, which took place Saturday, March 7, was professional live theatre.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, from Winnipeg presented “Armstrong’s War,” written by Colleen Murphy.
Set in a rehab hospital where Corporal Michael Armstrong is recuperating, an enthusiastic young girl, Halley Armstrong, a 12-year-old Pathfinder is eager to earn all her badges.
When she volunteers to read stories to a young soldier injured in Afghanistan, he responds with his own shocking story - one that throws the young girl’s cherished beliefs about life and hope into question.
It’s a story, artfully told by just two actors. In this 2013 play which explores very current and tough themes, there was also a sweetness to the story, as theatre-goer and local actor Iris Munchinsky
She enjoyed the opportunity to see this high caliber art form in Virden and states, “It was great! The acting was great.”
Munchinsky says having access to MTC work is inspiring, explaining, “It’s something that we, as amateur performers can attain to.”