Our 39th Season
By Norm Foster, Directed by Paul Kirkwood-Hackett
October 16–31, 2015 – Canada’s most popular playwright is back with what some have called his funniest play yet. Six different scenes which all feature a bed as their primary focus. A shock radio jock pays a couple five thousand dollars to make love on the air. A woman visits a dying man she feels she hurt years ago. Two men rob a house and discover a shocking secret. An aging rock star is confronted by a groupie. An accident-prone stripper meets with her no-nonsense boss. A woman leaving her husband lectures the movers on the proper way to treat a lady.
Presented by special arrangement with the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
By Kat Delaney, Directed by Evelyn Birch
February 26 – March 12, 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 a city bylaw. 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.
Welfarewell is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
I Had a Job I Liked. Once
By Guy Vanderhaeghe, Directed by Marcus Smith
April 29 – May 14, 2016
Award winning Canadian writer and historian, Guy Vanderhaegh takes us back a few decades in the retelling of a court case in small town. A rural Saskatchewan police officer is investigating an alleged rape and finds the story is not so black and white as the prosecutor, and the law, would like to make it. Political conflicts within the town complicate things further. What is the truth and what is just? This play won the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Drama.
Mainstage Ticket Prices
Adults $20 • Seniors $18 • Students* $10
Tickets are normally available about three weeks before the performance. Season Subscriptions will be available soon. Note: we have not included a children’s price this season as all our plays are adult themed.
(A convenience fee applies when purchasing tickets on line. This fee is levied by our Vendini service provider and does not go to Shuswap Theatre.)
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Laughing Gas Improv
We expect that our hilarious comedy troupe will present shows throughout the season. Check back for details as they are available. Beer and wine are served and it’s a fun adult night out. Tickets are $9 and will be available online (with a modest convenience fee), at Intwined Fibre Arts and at the door.