Three women on the edge

The Belfry Theatre will present the world premiere of Michele Riml’s play, on the edge.

Susinn McFarlen stars in on the edge

The Belfry Theatre will present the world premiere of Michele Riml’s play, on the edge.

Directed by Riml’s longtime collaborator Andrew McIlroy, on the edge stars Susinn McFarlen.

McFarlen has starred in Mom’s the Word, Sexy Laundry and A Perfect Ganesh at the Belfry.

The play looks at the lives of three women in today’s complicated world, each very different from the others and each caught in a labyrinth created by society’s expectations and their own personal challenges.

The three women – a fashion addict, cheekily overwhelmed by labels, finances and aging; an RCMP officer who uses her rough and tumble sense of humour to function in a hyper-masculine world; and a housewife learning yoga who is trying to find a balance between her inner life and the demands of her needy family life – each bring deep emotion and humour to the show.

Riml’s writing has been seen previously at the Belfry, with Sexy Laundry in 2003, and Rage during the inaugural SPARK Festival in 2009. Riml, a former advertising copywriter, creates realistic and empathetic portraits of ordinary people. Her work has been been produced in Britain, South Africa, the U.S. and across Canada. Sexy Laundry premiered in German in Berlin in January 2010. She was nominated for the 2008 Siminovitch Prize.

Tickets for on the edge are $23 to $38. Secondary school students get 50 per cent off and there is 25 per cent off for university and college students. Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at

The show runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 26, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m. (Feb. 1 and 8); Thursday student matinee at 1 p.m. (Feb. 16); Saturday matinees at 4 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

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