Not just another Love Song played at Rosebud | DrumhellerMail
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Not just another Love Song played at Rosebud

    John Kolvenbach’s Love Song, a one-act reverie on the redemptive power of love, will be breathing life into audiences at the Studio Stage in Rosebud, January 27-28.
     This is the story of Beane, an oddball young man in exile from life. His successful and driven sister, Joan, along with her husband, Harry, try to make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary at Beane’s apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly.
Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach’s offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.
     Rosebud School of the Arts student Conrad Belau not only stars in Love Song as Beane, but is producing the show as his graduation project.  Originally from Outlook, Saskatchewan, Belau may be remembered from his memorable performances on the Rosebud Theatre stage in Jake and the Kid, A Bright Particular Star, and The Secret Garden.
    In choosing this play, Belau was inspired by Kolvenbach’s call to engage life in all of its fullness, both the good and the bad.
    “This is a play that doesn’t look away at life. Instead it takes a courageous and hopeful look at a reclusive and mentally unstable young man, and his sister’s faltering marriage, and says, ‘This is how the world is’”, said Belau. “Now what would happen if we added something called ‘love’ to the mix?’ The end result is incredible and will leave audiences with a challenge as well as a reward.”
     Supporting Conrad in this leap toward graduation is an entire team of Rosebud students, alumni and company members, including the hilarious Mike Thiessen (Rosebud Theatre: The Gifts of the Magi, Jake and the Kid) who keeps audiences in stitches, Aaron Krogman (Rosebud Theatre: The Gifts of the Magi, A Bright Particular Star) who leaves his acting shoes behind to step into the role of director, and Paul Zacharias (Rosebud Theatre: Jake and the Kid, The Diary of Adam and Eve) who is composing an original score for the show.
    The show runs January 27 and 28 at the Rosebud Studio Stage. Due to mature subject matter Love Song is not recommended for children under 14 years of age.

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