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Langley Little Theatre presents ‘Sisters’ play

Production runs until May 18
Langley LIttle Theatre is showing ‘Sisters’ until May 18. (Laurie Hohlbein/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Little Theatre’s production of ‘Sisters’ by Wendy Lill kicked off tonight and runs until May 18.

The play features local talent, including 21-year-old Langley City resident Anders Thorp, who is pursuing a bachelor of motion picture arts at Capilano University.

His introduction to the local theatre happened in his first semester at university, where he met and became friends with stage manager Veda Maharaj.

“Both of us were selected to be actors in a filming exercise in class to demonstrate the roles people would [play] on set. This is the only time I did any acting around Veda, but apparently that first impression was all that was needed,” Thorp told the Langley Advance Times.

By the end of the semester, Thorp auditioned for LLT and plays Joel Stein in the ‘Sisters’ play.

‘Sisters’ is set in Nova Scotia during the late 1950s to 1969 and follows the story of Sister Mary, a young, idealistic nun with noble intentions who arrives at a residential school. But she comes to struggle with the harsh rules and bureaucracy of the system.

Thorp’s character, Joel Stein, is a draft dodging lawyer from New York and a duty counsel in rural Nova Scotia.

“I relate to the strange logic he works by, casually going from strategy to strategy, seeing what works best to make an unresponsive client talk to me so I can do my job,” Thorp said.

However, Thorp hasn’t dodged any drafts and he doesn’t see a film degree helping him in the court of law.

But he looks forward to seeing everything come together from all of his co-stars and those working backstage.

“I’m trying my best to make my director’s vision for this production come to light,” Thorp shared.

The show started today, but will run every Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., until May 18 at 4307 200th St.

The play will also be part of the regional Fraser Valley Zone Theatre Festival, which starts May 19 and is being hosted by LLT.

The festival will feature six plays to showcase the top local productions to compete for an award, presented on May 25 during an awards gala.

Tickets can be bought online at

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Langley LIttle Theatre is showing ‘Sisters’ until May 18. (Laurie Hohlbein/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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