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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.

2020-21 A Season Like No Other

Well, folks, we have a new season planned for 2020-21. But due to COVID 19 it won’t look much like any other season. We are compelled to keep doing theatre, so we’re determined to do what we can. As you might expect, this plan could change as circumstances change.

We will have live performances with physically distanced audiences and will be experimenting with different media and different venues to bring you theatrical events throughout the fall, winter and spring. 


A collection of five short plays performed simultaneously on five outdoor stages. Ten physically distanced patrons will watch each performance, then move to the next stage to see all of them.  August 28 & 29
6:00 pm

A rehearsed public reading recorded in the theatre on video in front of a small, invited audience. Offered online with a talk back session afterward using Zoom.

October 16
7:15 pm
Available for viewing for 24 hours

This Halloween, lock your doors, turn out the lights, and don’t miss out on Shuswap Theatre’s Theatre of Thrills. This mix of radio plays and audio dramas features some of Salmon Arm’s brightest  young actors and actresses. Directed by Ali Balloun, Theatre of Thrills is a Reader’s Theatre gold mine filled to the brim with all things creepy. The evening will include showings of:

  • A Week Ago Wednesday by William Spier
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (Adapted by Debra Schultz)
  • The Curse of the Ugly Dolls by Pat Cook
  • The House in Cypress Canyon by William Spier

In addition to the performances at 7:00 pm on both October 30 & 31st, Theatre of Thrills will be broadcast on The Voice of the Shuswap on Halloween for anybody who missed the live event.

October 30 & 31
7:00 pm

Tickets ($10) can be purchased online (button below) or at Re-Market etc. on Hudson Street. To sit with people in your bubble, you must purchase all tickets in one transaction. Otherwise the system will put three empty seats on either side of you (severely limiting our capacity). COVID restrictions will be in place. Details

Directed by Julia Body

A play about a radio play in two episodes: Dead Men Don’t Carry Handbags and Dead Men Don’t Jaywalk by Allison Williams and directed by Julia Body.

Steve Powell is the radio star of the Frank Grayson, Private Eye series.  But in real life he’s not as suave, doesn’t have a way with the ladies and has a habit of narrating his life.  But crimes keep happening around him.  Will he be able to solve the crime and get the dame? 

This hilarious spoof on the film noir genre so popular in the 1940’s, complete with foley (sound effects) done right on stage, consists of two 30 minute episodes and pays homage to the beloved radio show.

There will be an in-house audience and the play will be broadcast on The Voice of the Shuswap radio (FM 93.7). The broadcast is not yet scheduled. Watch this space or sign up for our newsletter to get the schedule when it’s available.

Fri-Sat, November 13 & 14
7 pm

Sunday, November 15
1:30 pm

 

Tickets ($10) can be purchased online (button below) or at Re-Market etc. on Hudson Street. To sit with people in your bubble, you must purchase all tickets in one transaction. Otherwise the system will put three empty seats on either side of you (severely limiting our capacity). COVID restrictions will be in place. Details

Once Upon a Time in the Shuswap

A Travelling Family Christmas Show

Written by Peter Blacklock
Directed by Howard deLong

A different kind of Christmas! This is your chance to bring live theatre to your own neighbourhood to share with your friends and neighbours.

Peter Blacklock has written a short play for all ages to be performed outdoors on a movable stage which will travel to various Salmon Arm locations.

There will be 3 shows daily (about 45 minutes each) on each of the following dates:

Friday and Saturday, December 18 & 19 (evening)
Sunday, December 20 (afternoon)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 50 people can attend each performance. People hosting a performance will be required to monitor the number of people in attendance and ensure the usual distance between bubbles. 

There is no upfront financial commitment required. Elves will  collect donations during the show.

We require a performance area large enough to accommodate a truck with 20ft flatbed trailer, and an audience of no more than 50, physically distanced. Perhaps you live on a cul-de-sac, or have a large parking area nearby that could be used. 

If you are interested in hosting a show or would like more information, please call Craig at 250-253-6672.

Fri-Sat, December 18 & 19
Evening

Sunday, December 20
Afternoon

Love Letters
by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Kim MacMillan

A full length, Pulitzer Prize winning play about two life-long friends whose genuine love relationship is captured in the letters they write to each other over the years. A great show for Valentine’s Day. February 12–20
A Radio Play
(Title to be announced) April 29–May 1
Five Minute Play Festival Produced by Gloria Cox June 4 – 6