RiderGirl play comes to Regina
With Rider pride waning some thanks to a losing streak, there's nothing like a play celebrating all things CFL to get the spirits up again.
The play is called 'RiderGirl', and Bomber fans coming in for this weekend's Labour Day Classic, may have already seen it. The play actually debuted at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and it got great reviews. This week the writer and actress is bringing RiderGirl home to Riderville.
Colleen Sutton is starring in the play and she also wrote it. She believes football can be used as a metaphor for life.
"I think no matter what you do if you're really gonna get out on the field and go for something, you know you're going to get hit," she said. "And you know you're going to have some opportunities to catch some balls and if you can, and you can catch them and run with them great, but you're going to miss a few."
Sutton says the story came about after she watched a tape of herself watching a Rider game.
"When I saw myself, you kind of go - wow I really care and I just kinda thought how did that happen to me?" she explained. "I never thought this would be me, I was never a big sports fan but I knew I wanted to write about the Riders and that's when I thought maybe that's the story."
In the play she tried to capture the spirit of being on the sidelines.
"Which is a great deal of comaraderie, fun, community - there's ups, there's down but that in the end we're there for a good time and I think we're all there in our own way in some way to be inspired," Sutton commented.
The play runs Thursday and Friday night at the Artesian on 13th Avenue in Regina. Tickets are $20 but if you wear CFL gear to the show, you can get five dollars off the price of the ticket.
Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson