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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:
The Odd Couple
October 24 – November 8, 2014 –
Directed by Julia Body, this is the classic Neil Simon comedy that has brought laughter to millions! Felix Unger is depressed and suicidal after his wife throws him out. It is poker night and Felix ends up at the apartment of his best friend, Oscar, who lives alone since his divorce. Felix, a compulsive neat freak, moves in with Oscar, a self-proclaimed slob. Can two complete opposites live together without killing each other? .
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French
2 x 2 Two One-Act Plays, Two Directors
February 20 – March 7, 2015
Jewel by Joan MacLeod, Directed by Elizabeth Ann Skelhorne
This powerful, one woman show is based on a real life catastrophe–the sinking of the Ocean Ranger oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland on Valentine’s Day, 1982. Three years later, widow Marjorie Clifford, at home in her trailer in Fort St. John, BC, begins to take the first step in understanding that the humanity of love, in all of its tentative frailty, uncertainty and promise, can free a life paralyzed and dominated by loss.
My Narrator by Norm Foster, Directed by Kate McKie
Norm Foster does it again! Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head – the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make – suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, love is what happens, and with hilarious results.
Jewel is presented buy special arrangement with Gary Goddard Agency.
My Narrator is presented by special arrangement with the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Pack of Lies
April 24 – May 9, 2015
By Hugh Whitemore, directed by Kim MacMillan.
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?
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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 by Tina and Rob Burbidge, directed by Paul Kirkwood-Hackett
Tickets: $12 Adults and Seniors, $5 Kids 12 and under, $25 Family (up to two adults and four kids).
Presented by special arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts.
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.