Peterson looks forward to seeing play evolve


Warren Graham pokes his head through a stage window as the Petrolia Community Theatre prepares for tonight’s ‘Til Beth Do Us Part.


Lindsay Peterson loves to watch a play evolve.

Peterson, a long-time member of Petrolia Community Theatre, plays Beth in the company’s production ‘Til Beth Do Us Part that opens tonight.

It’s the third time she’ll grace the boards even though she’s been involved with every production since 1998, providing hair and makeup services.

“Theater is such a cooperative effort anytime,” she says. “The joy for me being back on stage is I can be there from the beginning to the end. I see it evolve.

“Doing hair and makeup, you go in a week before it is done,” she adds “now I see it from beginning to end.”

Crafting the character of Beth was interesting, Peterson says. She had to take time to learn a Mississippi accent that has involved a lot of Internet research and practice. But Peterson says it is well worth the effort since she gets to be “the character everyone loves to hate.”

And Peterson says working with the cast, including Rhonda Ross who is fulfilling a life-long dream to be on the stage for the first time – has bolstered her enthusiasm.

“It’s really inspiring to watch her,” says Peterson “her enthusiasm is really great to see.”

Peterson, Ross, Maureen Grandis and Warren Graham take to the stage tonight at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia. Tickets are still available at the VPP box office.