• James Parry

A bumbling politician stars on stage on the eve of the Federal election


Lorne Elliott, who wishes to make it perfectly clear that he is not running for office in the upcoming Federal election, is taking his political comedy to Huntingdon on the eve of voting in Canada.

With the upcoming Federal election rapidly approaching, Hudson playwright Lorne Elliott has figured it’s time to re-visit his play, Mom Runs Amok, a comedy about cabin fever and politics and how this dangerous mixture can allow things to get way out of hand.

This political comedy, first produced as a rehearsed play-reading in February this year at Hudson Village Theatre, was an instant hit. And now, being staged almost on the very eve of the upcoming election at Grove Hall in Huntingdon on October 16 and 17, just a 45-minute drive from Hudson, it can only be more relevant.

Says Elliott, “ Given the real-life political shenanigans we are constantly exposed to on a day to day basis, it should prove to be an excellent opportunity to air and exorcise all the bile and bad behaviour that the longest campaign in Canadian living history will undoubtedly have built up by then.”

Tina and Mark Bye, the artistic and managing team at Grove Hall, have agreed to work with Elliott on this production in their venue. Reaching for the Châteauguay Valley and Montreal-area audiences, this play is meant to catch the attention of voters in the last week-end before the elections, they say.

Elliott is happy as a clown to be joined on stage by the brilliant acting talents of fellow Hudsonites Karen Cromar and Glen Bowser who, along with him, will also be performing some specially composed songs in the course of the show with live musical accompaniment.

Tickets, at $20, are available at Grove Hall Box Office by calling (514) 791-5100.

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