It’s been eight years since Bunny has been seen up on the stage here in Muskoka. Last year she did make it to the Muskoka Lakes Association’s 2013 yearbook in an exclusive interview. And soon she’ll be seen up on the silver screen where she’ll be immortalized forever in “The Grass Widow of Muskoka”.
Since she first came to the public’s attention back in 2001 to celebrate the 100 years of the Gravenhurst Opera House, Bunny has been presented by a variety of ladies throughout the province. Some have tried to steal her but failed to capture her inner soul ending up with a caricature that lacked elegance and spirit. People have compared her to the likes of Brooke Astor and even to the recently deceased Bunny Mellon. Yet no one comes close to her wit, her insight and her inner beauty.
This summer actress Patricia Vanstone, who some may recall from “Road to Avonlea”, was recently on stage touring opposite Norm Foster in his play “On A First Name Basis”, and who directed the original production of “Quiet! I’m Talking”, plays an updated and revised version of Bunny Benvington-Smythe as part of “Destination Rosseau 2014” theatrical presentations. For a limited run, July 29 to August 9, Trish shall take audiences on a journey of Bunny’s life, much of which was spent at her Muskoka retreat, Finnigan’s Point. WIth tales of the the rich and famous, comments on the world today and shared secrets of a personal life that most can only dream of, Bunny welcomes audience members to the launch of her book “Quiet! I’m Talking”.
Known for her wit and humour, some of this great lady’s observations of the world are best demonstrated in her many notable quotes…
“The information highway stops at the city limits. Up here at the lake all one needs to know is what’s for dinner and is there enough booze.”
“With wealth comes great responsibility. The problem with the nouveau riche is they think blue chip stocks come with a jalapeno dip!!
This year, for matinee performances, Bunny invites the public to afternoon High Tea following the show at the TWG Gallery. This is a perfect excuse to get the gang together, put on your fancy hat, observe fine art and enjoy tea and fine pastries. RSVP in advance for show and high tea, of course.
“Quiet! I’m Talking” at the New Rosseau Playhouse in the Agricultural Hall, Village of Rosseau, Hwy 632 & Ash St.
Tuesday, July 29 to Friday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 5th to Saturday, August 9th 8:00PM $30.00
Matinee Performances Wednesday, July 30 & August 6th $30.00 with High Tea $35.00
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE at www.rosseaucultureandarts.com
or through the Box Office in the TWG GALLERY, 8 Hwy 632, Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0 705-224-3542
Groups over 20 call the box office.