• Brian Gallagher

Can I borrow a tissue?


The Lakeshore Players rings in their 54th season with a presentation of The Miracle Worker. See more details here.

Can I borrow a tissue?

"Man Flu (mæn flu): an illness which causes the male of the species to be more helpless and weaker than any other member of the family. In females; a cold.” Anonymous.

Yes indeed beautiful people I am at death’s door. Have been for a week (feels like a month). Can barely lift my glass of Pinot Noir. Had to ask my darling wife to run out to Pharmaprix and get a box of those bendy straws (yes that’s what they are called. Look it up on the Google). She came back with a case of ‘Ensure,’ horse capsules of Vitamin C, and a Tony Robbins self-motivation book. Clearly we are suffering from a lack of communication (or empathy)… Now to be clear the poor thing says that she is also suffering from what she merely calls “a cold” that she apparently got from me. However I do not see how that can be possible as she is able to function like nothing is wrong and get everything done around here while also finding the time to make me a batch of my favourite homemade veggie soup to help speed up my long lengthy recovery. I am starting to suspect that she is either (a) faking it; (b) on fantastic drugs she refuses to share; or (c) an alien.

So while I lie helpless and sniffling on the couch here are some things you vibrant healthy people should go check out. Go. Live. Live for me.

On Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. there is the Annual Square Foot Exhibition & Fundraiser for the Montreal Old Brewery Mission at 232 chemin de Senneville, Senneville, QC, H9X 3X4. Twenty-five local artists are all selling their work at a special price just for this event and a portion of all art sales goes to the cause. Admission is free and a hot soup lunch is served for a $5 donation to the cause. Check out some great local art and help out some needy folks!

Lakeshore Players Dorval is proud to present the first production of its 54th season of community theatre. ‘The Miracle Worker’ by William Gibson will be performed from November 8 to 17 at Lakeside Academy High School, 5050 rue Sherbrooke, Lachine (wheelchair accessible).

Tickets: Adult: $24-$26, Student/Senior/QDF Member: $20-$22.

Call (514) 631-8718 or reserve online at www.lakeshoreplayersdorval.com.

Here’s something for all you hip cool cats out there – The Hudson Village Theatre is presenting Fessenden Follies - A Steampunk Revue. A world premier by acclaimed Playwright David Fennario from November 8 to 18. Set as a ‘Steampunk Revue,’ it will feature a live band, actors, dancers and singers. Step into the fantasy world of Steampunk which includes dance choreographed by Kerwin Barrington, music created by Musical Director JP Vialard and dreamlike costumes created by award winning Tina Struthers. Put this all together and watch it come to life on a stage designed by Lea Durocher, which will take you back to the industrial revolution.

Don’t forget to hit me up at kickinthearts@yourlocaljournal.ca if you have an event, gig or show that you think is a must-see.

This week’s column is made possible by Royale facial tissues and Advil cold/flu gel capsules. Until next week (if I make it) – Sociable!

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