Romeo & Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Guest Director Liz Hobbs
Ah! Young love doomed by an ancient grudge, meddling parents, and a society rife with violence. Sound familiar? Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays, full of universal truths and insight on human behaviour. When two young teens fall in love, the hatred between their families forces the couple to resort to desperate measures to be together, with tragic outcomes. Full of passion, revenge, and heartfelt desperation, our presentation of this classic, melding Elizabethan and more modern design elements, will appeal to Shakespeare fans and newbies alike. The text will be faithful to Shakespeare’s beautiful poetry.
February 23 – March 10, 2018
By Norm Foster
It is the opening night of Richard Hyde-Finch’s latest play, but everything seems to be falling apart. The script is awful, there is fighting amongst the cast, some of the actors haven’t shown up yet, and Richard’s girlfriend wants to talk about why they aren’t married. Adding to the mayhem, Ruth Tisdale has won a pair of tickets to the new play. As it is their 25th wedding anniversary, Ruth’s husband, Jack reluctantly accompanies her to the play even though he would much rather be at home watching the seventh game in the World Series. But hey – what you do for love, right? All of this adds up to hilarity and chaos as everyone tries to get what they want. Norm Foster is one of Canada’s best comedy writers. His ability to capture our human follies and foibles make him an audience favorite.
Opening Night is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, www.garygoddardagency.com.
April 27 – May 12, 2018
By Judith Thompson
Directed by Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
Two close childhood friends meet for an afternoon of reminiscing. They have not seen each other for many years, and are now leading very different lives. Their bond, however, remains as strong as ever. As they recall their childhood and turbulent teen years, they revisit the traumatic event that marked them both, and set them each on a different track. This riveting and emotionally charged play shifts from the past to the present, between memories and the truth. Perfect Pie is our entry in the 2018 Okanagan Zone Drama Festival.
Mature content (14+)
Produced by special arrangement with Great North Artists Management
Evening performances are at 7:30 pm, Sunday shows are at 1:30 pm. The first performance is our Opening Night Gala which features food and refreshments after the show along with a chance to talk with the cast and crew. Plays run over three weekends:
- Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinee
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinee
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday (final) evenings