Wellington, PE C0B 2E0
What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves
into a seniors’ care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental status of its residents and when one of the residents mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get some “Major Manor Mayhem”.
At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of the brand-new “V’nez Veiller” dinner-theatre production at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village this summer. This production is actually the English version of last year’s hit French production, “Retour au fou-foyer”.
Well-known playwright-director Raymond J. Arsenault is back at the helm of this year’s show, serving up
his usual brand of crazy comedy.
The hilarious Gerald Arsenault is back in a lead role as the handsome and entertaining widower Manuel who charms all the ladies (namely Hortense, the uppity old girl played by Janine Gallant, and Julienne, the sarcastic old biddy played by Julie Arsenault). When the also-charming psychiatrist Dr. Philippe
Thibodeau (West Prince dinner-theatre performer Michael Richard) moves in, Manuel becomes extremely jealous and sets out to discredit the newcomer and hopefully get him booted out.
Thankfully, the home’s new, ditzy recreation director Suzanne (played by returning dancer-singer-musician-actress Kaylee Arsenault) is there to try to prevent an all-out war from breaking out. But she unwittingly just fans the flame.
One thing is for certain. The audiences will have ample opportunity to laugh throughout the whole evening, especially when they’re not clapping along and stomping their feet to some lively Acadian and Canadian music, some in French and some in English. They’ll also get to enjoy a delicious four-course
meal served by the actors.
The show plays every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. from July 3 to Aug. 28. Tickets must be reserved
in advance by calling 902-854-3300.