Entertaining the Shuswap since 1977!

  • Mary Poppins
  • Outlaw
  • The Odd Couple
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Herbal Bed
  • Pack of Lies
  • Mary Poppins
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Renovation: The Musical
  • Theatre on the Edge Festival
  • Welfarewell

Our Vision

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

2017 Lineup

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Theatre on the Edge 2017 is shaping up to be better and bolder than ever before, and that is saying something! We’re sticking with the winning combination of a one hour show followed by an hour of live music, featuring 7 different theatre shows with 14 performances over the weekend (each show performed twice). Between shows, while you chat and enjoy the entertainment in the outdoor Edge Club, you’ll be able to eat delicious food prepared by the Be TEAsed food truck and sip craft beer and local wines. Theatre artists this year come from the Shuswap, Vancouver, Vernon and Kamloops with three previously fringe-tested shows on offer.

 Single tickets are still $10. Three, Five and Seven-Packs of tickets available for the bargain prices of $25, $40 and $55. Get yours HERE

 

The 2017 Lineup

Me, the Queen and a Coconut 

Andrew Bailey

He used to live and work in Windsor Castle. Now he tours solo shows. This is the true story of where things went wrong.

Andrew Bailey’s “hilarious and poignant” solo show chronicles his time living and working as a servant at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Popular with teens, seniors, and those in between, Me, the Queen, and a Coconut has sold out nearly every performance it’s ever had, including those at the Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Victoria Fringe Festivals.

Andrew is excited to get the job at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. He wants to be an Anglican priest like his beloved grandad. But Andrew doesn’t believe in God and castle life is ridiculous. Andrew learns that the highest order of chivalry in England is named after women’s underclothes. He awkwardly holds a coconut when the Queen shows up beside him. Andrew must either keep living a royal lie, or give up on a vocation to which he’s devoted half his life.

Bailey has perfected the formula for funny… This guy is good.  –Monday Magazine

Smart and forcefully honest…It’s an hour well spent. –The Winnipeg Free Press

Bailey has long mixed comedy with serious subjects. His solo shows (including The Adversary, Limbo, and Putz) have won awards across the country. His comedic work with Victoria’s Atomic Vaudeville Cabaret has been acclaimed for over a decade and yielded the satiric monologue, Why Rape is Sincerely Hilarious, which has more than 2.2 million YouTube views and is featured on websites including Upworthy, Jezebel, and Vice. Bailey’s first novel, The Rite of James Biddle, is published by Bayeux Arts.

Friday
July 21, 3 pm

Saturday
July 22, 7 pm

The Reunion Project

Ida and Old Baldy’s Seniors Theatre

Pinecrest Secondary School graduation class of 1967 is holding its 50th Class Reunion this June.  Some members of the class are excited to return; others are unsure; others simply refuse. As Jeannie and Beannie and Thunder Boy and Lyle look back over the past fifty years they realize that much about themselves has changed, but at the core, their experience of their high school days is still a part of who they are. Ida and Old Baldy’s Seniors’ Theatre invites you to come with us as we return…or not…to the halls of learning.

Ida and Old Baldy’s Seniors’ Theatre Project has been active in Salmon Arm and Blind Bay for over five years. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles for ourselves and fellow seniors through physical and intellectual activity and social interaction. Last spring, the project took a new direction with script-writing workshops with last year’s Theatre on the Edge production of The Essence of Me being the first creation of those incredibly active minds.

Friday
July 21, 5 pm

Sunday
July 23, 1 pm

The Most Honest Man in the World 

Andrew Wade

A life-long love story about the pursuit of honesty over all happiness. Andrew Wade builds a working lie detector machine onstage and straps himself in. Using stories, music, apps, and tap shoes, Wade looks at old relationships and insecurities as he explores his personal obsession with honesty and tries to learn how to honestly let go.

A polygraph examination can only determine if the subject is being deceptive or if they honestly believe that what they are saying is true.”  – from ‘Use of Polygraph in Criminal Investigations’, Vancouver Police Department.

Andrew Wade is an award-winning actor and playwright from Richmond, BC. He is a graduate from the University of Victoria (BFA: Acting, BA: Writing) and the National Voice Intensive, was selected as one of Richmond’s ’30 under 30′ in 2013, and won ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2015 for his writing for TITUS!: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus.

Friday
July 21, 7 pm

Saturday
July 22, 3 pm

Too Lazy to Write

An Hour of Improv Comedy

Monkey with a Button

Monkey around with us! Monkey With A Button is the Interior’s premier improv comedy group. We have been performing out of Vernon BC for 5 years and are excited to bring our unique brand of comedy to Salmon Arm! Prepare to laugh and shout as our improvisers perform scenes based on your suggestions! Don’t miss this chance to let your inner “Monkey” run wild. Who knows? You might even wind up on stage!

You never know what Monkey with a Button is going to do… and neither do we. Completely unscripted and based on audience suggestions, Monkey with a Button is an improvised show that has been packing venues across the interior. Combining short and long form improv into a show that reviewers have called “occurring” and “about an hour long”, Monkey with a Button is one of British Columbia’s premiere Improv Comedy groups.

Friday
July 21, 9 pm

Saturday
July 22, 5 pm

 

The Supermarket

Salmon Arm Actors’ Studio

In a supermarket, cashiers run into problems over avocados, nuts, percentages, and points for frequent customers. Customers meet each other for lunch, friends encounter friends that have forgotten to return borrowed items, staff deals with tooth aches, a wrapper raps. This collection of short scenes will offer a funny (and familiar) look at a visit to your grocery store.

Saturday
July 22, 11 am

Sunday
July 23, 3 pm

 

Saucy Fops

As always, the Fops will present a series of short, comedic plays – lots of movement, music and lots of funny …

The Saucy Fops write, create and produce all of their own work.  They have toured across Canada with the Canadian Fringe Festival to much acclaim, earning themselves 3 different Best of Fest Awards. They are proud to call Kamloops, BC, their home base and have been doing productions there for 15 years.  The Fops performed in the first two Theatre on the Edge festivals and were a big hit both times. We’re looking forward to seeing what they come up with this year!

Saturday
July 22, 1 pm

Sunday
July 23, 7 pm

The F Words

Yvette Dudley-Neuman

Fierce, funny & fearless, follow Fran & friends on this fast-paced frolic. Experience Fran’s unrelenting compulsion to explore THE “F” WORDS from Fat, Forty, Forgotten & F*cked to F??? Winner of Honorable mention (Theatre BC Playwriting Competition) this multi-media solo show is “lively, tough, sexy, hilarious, relatable & transformational!”

Acting is Yvette’s passion! Selected credits include: Motive, Gracepoint, Once Upon a Time, Fringe, Taming Tammy, I am a Cat, Rat Race, Nun-sense, Autobahn, Dolores, and a three-year run in the box office smash hit Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Yvette toured internationally as a soloist with Up with People, has served as an Artistic Director (All Nations Theatre), Managing Director (Women in Film and Television) and has directed over twenty-five theatrical productions.

Yvette is also an avid writer, producer and singer. She produced, wrote and played the lead role in her own short film (Edna Brown) and two -full-length stage plays (Christmas Crackers & Detention Divas). For five years, Yvette was an Ensemble Cast Member and the Tour Producer for Seacoast Theatre Centre’s productions of Ten Lost Years, Love & Dreaming and Pioneer Years, which toured nationally.  From 2012-2017 Yvette wrote, directed and produced a five-character historical re-enactment program for Heritage Services with the City of Surrey Museum and Archives.

Saturday
July 22, 9 pm

Sunday
July 23, 5 pm