The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble
Date: May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Chilliwack Players Guild’s Guildhall
45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults: Info to follow
Students and Seniors:
Tickets: At the door

This play will be the Chilliwack Players Guild entry into the Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Theatre Festival in May 2024.

The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is about the tricky nature of family dynamics, and the effects of mental illness seen through the eyes of a young woman who’s searching for her own feelings amidst the whirlwind emotions of her family.

Iris Trimble is trying to hold it all together. She may very well fly off the face of the earth if she doesn’t hang on to the kitchen counter. At least that’s how she feels after her mother, Bernice, a lively, recently widowed fifty-five-year-old breaks the news that she has early onset Alzheimer’s. In an effort to cope with the stress, Iris makes her mother’s famous Everything-That-Is-Bad-For-You casserole, a childhood favourite. Her siblings, on the other hand, are on opposite sides of the spectrum: Sara, the eldest, irately calls for a second opinion, while Peter, the youngest, seems completely unfazed. As for Bernice, she’s still as vivacious as ever, always up for a good laugh, and, most of all, ready to finally put herself first.

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The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is presented by special arrangements with Playrights Canada Press



Iris  – Krysandra Wilson
Bernice  – Mary Ellen Shimell
Sarah  – Jennifer Stevens
Peter  – Charlie Honeyman

Director –  T.J. MacPherson
Producer – Debra Archer
Stage Manager – Trisha Knight-Good
Lighting Designer/Operator
Costume Designer – Barb Funk
Sound Designer/Operator

Assistant Stage Manager – Liz Bunden
Properties –
Joanne Jones
Set Design & Construction – Rick Funk, Bob Audet, Graham Archer, Ken Watson
Set Decoration
Public Relations – Debra Archer, CPG PR Committee
Assistant Costumer
Makeup / Hair
Photographer –
– Graham Archer
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