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Gram’s Jams latest Tignish Dinner Theatre production

Gram (Thish Handrahan), second left, catches Millie (Danalee Lynch-Veinotte) with her hand in the jar as fellow cast memeers for Tignish Dinner Theatre’s production of Gram’s Jams, from third left, Glenda Gavin, Sean Doyle, Bruce Arsenault and Kurk Bernard look on.
Gram (Thish Handrahan), second left, catches Millie (Danalee Lynch-Veinotte) with her hand in the jar as fellow Tignish Dinner Theatre cast members, from third left, Glenda Gavin, Sean Doyle, Bruce Arsenault and Kurk Bernard look on. - Eric McCarthy

First show Nov. 23

TIGNISH

Got a headache? Gram’s Jams just might have a cure for that. Need a laugh? Gram’s Jams can surely provide.

Gram’s Jams is a brand new dinner theatre production that opens this Thursday, November 23, at the Tignish Legion.

With her once profitable Irish Moss enterprise drying up, Gram needs to branch out. Luckily for her, she has some pretty good jam recipes in her kitchen.

So, right in time for Christmas, Gram is ready to launch her new business, Gram’s Jams.

Lurking in the wings, though, is her Irish Moss rival, Kelly and his business partner Harper who are more interested in seeing Kelly’s Jellies take flight. Also wanting in on the action are Gram’s grandson Pete and his business partner Nellie, who are intent on manufacturing their own brand of jam loaded with a secret ingredient.

And right in the thick of this sweet mixture of fun is Gram’s old friend Millie who stirs the pot.

Gram’s Jams https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tignish%20dinner%20theatre%20inc.was written by longtime dinner theatre cast member Sean Doyle who put to paper, in collaboration with Sarah Rennie Shea, a story line that has been swirling around in his head for a couple of years. Doyle takes on the role of the grandson, Pete and Glenda Gavin plays Nellie.

Gram is played by Thish Handrahan, and Danalee Lynch-Veinotte takes on the role of Millie. Taking on the roles of Kelly and Harper are Bruce Arsenault and Kurk Bernard. The show is directed by Nancy Peters-Doyle.

A Christmas dinner buffet and a sticky date pudding for dessert is being catered to by Danny and Leila Lynch. Starting November 23, Gram’s Jams is presented on 12 select dates leading up to Christmas. They are doing fewer shows than previous years, but have added more seating, capable of seating 130 to 140 per night. Tickets can be reserved by calling (902)853-6698. Doors open each night at 6:00 p.m. with seating at 6:30 and the show starting at 7 p.m. The cast members will also be performing Christmas carols for their audiences prior to each show.

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