‘Republic of Doyle’ stars trade TV for stage this week

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Actors Krystin Pellerin and Steve O’Connell from “Republic of Doyle” will take to the stage tonight, performing as a student and teacher in Sweetline Theatre’s production of “Oleanna.”

Krystin Pellerin has been nominated for best actress in a drama for her role in “Republic of Doyle.” — Telegram file photo

O’Connell plays John, a university professor on the verge of attaining tenure, and Pellerin plays Carol, a student having trouble grasping the material in his course.

“Their office meeting to discuss the problematic material eventually leads them in directions they never could have imagined and combine to create a powerful piece of theatre that will have you on the edge of your seat and challenge you to remain neutral,” Sweetline says in a media release.

“Oleanna” is directed by award-winning director Danielle Irvine. The play will open tonight at 8 p.m. at the Barbara Barrett Theatre in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, and run until Saturday night, with a pay-what-you-can matinée at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $27 ($22 for students and seniors) and can be bought at the Arts and Culture Centre box office, by calling 729-3900, or online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.

Organizations: Barbara Barrett Theatre

Geographic location: Republic of Doyle

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