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  • Trying         Feb 22 - March 9
  • Lend Me a Tenor       April 26 - May 11
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Our Vision

To enrich the lives of community members through diverse and inspiring live entertainment and opportunities for creative dramatic experience.

Odd Jobs

Odd Jobs

By Frank Moher
Directed by Danielle Dunn-Morris
Nov 2–17, 2018

Tim is a Canadian assembly line cowboy smarting from having been laid off and replaced by a robotic arm. Mrs. Phipps is an elderly former mathematics professor for whom Tim offers to do odd jobs. And Ginette is Tim’s French-Canadian wife, whose determined self-improvement wins her a way out of the complaints department at Sears and into the higher-paying realm of systems analysis. Three good people whose needs intersect… yet diverge. with complex mathematical equations, Mrs. Phipps has spent a lifetime exploring the universe and the mysterious force (she calls it “goop”) that keeps it all from flying apart. Will these three lives fly apart or find the “goop” that will hold them together?

Odd Jobs is presented by special arrangement with Single Lane Entertainment.

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Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

Santa's Zombie Apocalypse

by Bradley Walton
Directed by Gloria Cox
December 6–16, 2018

When Santa is trapped by zombies (who have somehow gotten into the North Pole toy shop) two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day. But as they make their way through the toy shop encountering wayward zombies and stranded elves, they learn that saving the day is not as easy as it sounds. And it’s certainly not like any video game they’ve ever played. And why is that zombie eating a doll’s head?

This year Shuswap Theatre is establishing a new collaboration with Salmon Arm Senior Secondary.  Gloria Cox is a member of our Artistic Committee but also teaches two drama classes at the high school. Each class will produce its own edition of Santa’s Zombie Apocalypse and the two classes will perform them alternately during the run at Shuswap Theatre. This is a great way to offer a quality Christmas entertainment option for our community while building for the future through establishing connections with talented young people.

A must see for kids and families.

Produced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk (www.theatrefolk.com).

 

Our 2018-19 Season

Our 2018-19 Season

We’re proud to announce a new season of fine community drama. This fall we’re bringing back professional director (and former Shuswap Theatre member) Danielle Dunn Morris to direct Odd Jobs, a charming drama that shows how good people’s lives and loves can work at cross purposes and sometimes we have to make hard choices.

The winter slot will see Kim MacMillan back in the director’s chair with Trying, a compelling and heart warming story by Canadian playwright, Joanna McLelland Glass, portraying a chapter in her own life when she was the secretary to an aging, distinguished judge in Washington. 

And for those who love to laugh, Julia Body will be back in the spring with the madcap comedy Lend Me a Tenor. This one will have you rolling in the aisles.

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