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Xtreme Theatre stages Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

From left, Perren Gemmell plays Gideon, Katrina Holm plays Alice, Jeremy Laity plays Frank, Aimee Tjernagel plays Sarah,  Kaden Foster plays Ephraim and Anna Pothecary plays Martha in Xtreme Theatre
From left, Perren Gemmell plays Gideon, Katrina Holm plays Alice, Jeremy Laity plays Frank, Aimee Tjernagel plays Sarah, Kaden Foster plays Ephraim and Anna Pothecary plays Martha in Xtreme Theatre's latest production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
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Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day.

They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness - kidnap the women they want!

This breath-taking Xtreme Theatre production is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a tune on your lips. Join Xtreme Theatre and their cast of 55 young adults, as they perform this showstopper at the ACT theatre in Maple Ridge.  It’s toe-tapping good!

Xtreme has been entertaining its audiences for the last 14 years with outstanding choreography, sets, costumes, singing and acting rivalling professional theatre companies. The company is comprised of home learners who travel from as far away as North Vancouver to Maple Ridge just to be a part of this tight-knit community.

The cast features Katrina Holm, Kaden Foster and Rebekah Vanderveen from Mission; Tricity actors Ellie Forsyth and Anna Pothecary as well as Tegan Krauchi, Perren Gemmell, Rebecca Olson, Luca Diprata, Jeremy Laity, Aimee Tjernagel, Derek Boe, Jaden Fremmerlid and Joey Gadd from Maple Ridge.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers plays May 14-16 at 7 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  For tickets, visit actmapleridge.org.

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