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welfarewellBy Cat Delaney
Directed by Evelyn Birch

February 19 – March 5, 2016  

Retired actress Esmerelda Quipp is 80, still of sound mind, and having difficulty supporting herself with her meagre government pension. Her landlord has shut off the water and lights, and then her beloved companion of many years, her cat, dies. When she tries to bury it in the yard, the landlord stops her saying it’s a violation of the law. When she is arrested, Esmerelda discovers a sense of community and free room and board within the prison system. How will Esmerelda convince the legal system she should be incarcerated, literally, for life? Find out in this delightfully charming comedy. Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest.


Adults:  $20    Seniors   $18    Students  $10
Thursdays are Pay What You Can, cash at the door only.
Youth 12–20 may also purchase tickets for $5 at the Salmon Arts Centre (Art Gallery) through the SHUGO program. Read about it on our Tickets page.

Tickets are available online,  at Intwined Fibre Arts or at the door 1 hour before show time.


February 19–21, 25–28, and March 3–5
Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm
Sunday shows are at 1:30 pm

Welfarewell is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. Contains Adult Themes  


Invitation to Theatre on the Edge 2016

Applications to perform in Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival are now being accepted!

Theatre on the Edge is scheduled for July 21-24, 2016. We’ve expanded the festival to four days to allow for more performances and artists, and kept the popular Edge Club with food, drink and live music. Last year, we presented 14 performances – 7 artists/groups – and sold over 800 tickets in total. Both the performing groups and the audience members were thrilled with their experience. This year we’ll be building on what we learned in order to give artists and audience an even better experience. 

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