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2014/2015 Season

Shuswap Theatre 2014/15 Season brochureClick here for a downloadable copy of the 2014/15 Season brochure

Excitement is percolating because of our ODD season! We’ll be starting with The Odd Couple, the classic Neil Simon comedy which has created belly laughs throughout the years. Next up will be our oddly different but laughter filled Christmas show, Bah Humbug!, featuring Tiny Tim as a teenager with attitude. Winter will bring 2 x 2, two oddly connected one-act plays. Instead of dwelling on tragedy, Jewel reflects the thoughts of a woman who values love after loss. My Narrator is Norm Foster’s always quirky look at what we wish we had said when hooking up with someone for the first time. Our final show, Pack of Lies, is again “odd,“ because things are never what they seem. This intriguing spy story highlights the conflict of emotions ordinary people feel when caught up in a web of lies. We hope you enjoy our season. Join us for our Open House, workshops, Improv performances and other events. We’ll keep you up to date here on our website as details become available.

Three Mainstage Productions:

1  October 24 – November 8, 2014 – The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, directed by Julia Body. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

2  February 20 – March 7, 2015 – 2 x 2 – Two One-Act Plays, Two Directors

  • Jewel by Joan McLeod, directed by Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
  • My Narrator by Norm Foster, directed by Kate McKie.

Both plays are presented by special arrangement with the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

3  April 24 – May 9, 2015 – Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Kim MacMillan. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, In.c

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 MI5’s demands increase. They are really put to the test when the agent reveals that the 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?

Mainstage Ticket Prices:

Adults – $20, Seniors – $18      Students* – $10      Children – $5   (There is a modest convenience fee when purchasing tickets on line.)

Second Stage Productions:

December 5 – 14, 2014 – Bah Humbug! by Tina and Rob Burbidge directed by Paul Kirkwood-Hackett Presented by special arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts Tickets: $12 Adults and Seniors, $5 Kids 12 and under, $25 Family (up to two adults and four kids).

Laughing Gas Improv

This hilarious comedy troupe will present 3 seasonal shows on Saturdays: Nov. 15, Mar. 14 and June 20. 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.

Weekend Acting Intensive for Youth

Shuswap Theatre has formed a Youth Committee with a focus on nurturing the love of live theatre in young people! The goal is to have opportunities for youth to be involved in all aspects of a live theatre experience: acting, lighting, sound, costuming, set design and other backstage experiences. In order to promote youth enthusiasm, several events will be planned through out the year. First up is an Acting Intensive for youth – October 3rd and 4th with Aidan Sparks and Peter Blacklock. If you are interested in serving on the Youth Committee, please contact Shannon Hecker at 250-833-6001.

Calendar of Theatre Events View the Public Calendar containing events of interest to the public. View the Members Calendar with details of rehearsals, production schedules, etc.

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