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Date: March 13, 2000

Life, Love--And Dinner--All At Dunsmuir Dinner Theatre

Anyone who's ever been in any kind of relationship will enjoy the Norm Foster play Wrong For Each Other, presented as dinner theatre for two performances at UVic's Dunsmuir Lodge conference centre, April 4 and 5 as part of UVic's Millennium Festival. UVic theatre graduate student Peter McGuire directs the play as part of the requirements for his master's degree.

"Whether you're on a first date, been married a long time or are separated or divorced, you'll recognize yourself in this play and enjoy yourself," says McGuire. "It's funny and touching at the same time."

The two-character play is about a couple who meet by chance in a restaurant after being apart for four years. The encounter sends the pair flashing back through the highs and lows of their courtship and marriage. UVic theatre students Jennifer Ault and Chris Martin play the couple.

A former UVic theatre undergraduate, McGuire is back on campus after a 20-year career as a stage manager, production manager and theatrical agent, working with some of Canada's most prestigious theatre companies and actors. Following graduation in the spring, he'll direct another Norm Foster play, The Foursome, at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario. Ultimately, he says, he'd like to teach theatre.

In preparing for the upcoming dinner theatre performances, McGuire says he is doing what he enjoys most, "being in a room, working with actors."

The two dinner theatre performances of Wrong for Each Other begin at 6:30 p.m. at Dunsmuir Lodge conference centre, 1515 McTavish Road in North Saanich. Tickets are $50. To reserve, call 656-3166.

Media contacts:
Media Advisory: Electronic files of black and white photos featuring the actors and director of Wrong For Each Other are available by contacting Patty Pitts (UVic Communications) at 721-7656.

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