By Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Kim MacMillan
April 24 – May 9, 2015
The Jacksons are a pleasant, middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until an agent (from MI5?) asks to use their teenaged daughter’s bedroom as an observation post to foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more distressed as the agent’s demands increase. They are really put to the test when it is revealed that the suspected spies are their closest friends. Should they betray their friends? Should they tell their daughter, who loves Auntie Helen and Uncle Peter? Is their whole friendship built on lies?
Warning – Some strong language
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Prices: Adults – $20, Seniors – $18, Students* – $10, Children – $5
Performances are held over three weekends: Apr 24–26, Apr 30–May 3, May 7–9.
- All performances are at 7:30 pm except Sundays which are 1:30 pm
- Thursdays are “Pay What You Can.” Tickets are cash at the door only, no reserved seats.
- Doors open one hour before show time.
Salmon Arm’s first festival of alternative theatre, will run July 24-26, 2015 – three days of wild and wooly drama, inside our own Shuswap Theatre. With performances starting in the afternoon and running into the evening, and our own Edge Club on site offering food and drink and free outdoor entertainment, we’re envisioning a stimulating, social festival atmosphere for the three days. Theatre artists will be able to meet with each other and audience members to help generate a big theatre buzz around Salmon Arm.
This is the first year of the Theatre on the Edge Festival, and we’re still in process. Registration package and technical specs will be available in April. If you’re interested in finding out more about the festival, or receiving a notification when the package is available, send us an email.
In the meantime, here are some useful bits of information:
Our venue is a fully functional theatre (capacity 150) with lobby, a small backstage dressing room and good sound and lighting capabilities. Tech specs will be available online in April.
Application/registration fee is $200. Performing groups will receive 80% of the box office, less GST and any convenience charges applied to tickets or passes. Groups are guaranteed a minimum of 2 performances during the festival, at least one of them during the evening, with a possibility of more performances.
Tickets for all shows are $10. We will be selling passes for multiple shows at a discounted price. We have an online booking system that charges a convenience fee for advance purchases, and a physical ticket outlet in town. Tickets will also be available at the door.