The Exquisite Hour
Powerhouse Theatre

The Exquisite Hour

Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr

 Powerhouse Theatre Wed, May 1, 2024 to Sat, May 4, 2024 At 7:30pm
Sun, May 5, 2024 At 2:00pm
Wed, May 8, 2024 to Sat, May 11, 2024 At 7:30pm
24 05 04 The Exquisite Hour Poster 500B

$35 Adult
$15 Student 18yrs or less

*includes all fees and tax

The Exquisite Hour, written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, is a sweet ode to bygone days when the world's knowledge seemed to be contained in encyclopedias and peddled by a door-to-door salesman.

Or in this case, saleswoman. Helen Darimont is a chirpy, charming, be-gloved lady in 1962, interrupting pleasant bachelor Zachary Teale late in the afternoon as he sips lemonade in his backyard, to politely ask him for an hour of his time.

Over that hour, shy Zack is pulled out of his shell by Helen as they act out scenarios from one encyclopedia volume, and he becomes the open book she reads. They charm and connect—with each other and with the audience—before the play ends, exquisitely, 60 minutes from when it began.

Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr

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