Theatre

Haunting comedy draws critical praise

September
29
,
2016
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A ghost long rumoured to haunt the fly loft at Sagebrush Theatre has been served notice: Séances will be held nightly for the duration of Noël Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit, Oct. 6-15. The first of three co-productions WCT has...

Darkness a dramatic metaphor for psychosis

September
21
,
2016
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In The Disordered Mind, suffering, compassion and science collide within the eerily lit tunnels beneath Tranquille. The latest instalment of “tunnel tour” drama, a partnership between Chimera Theatre and Tranquille Farm Fresh,...

Disordered in a darkened tunnel

September
15
,
2016
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The historic institutional surroundings of Tranquille, with its underground corridors and vintage architecture, are once again the backdrop for a theatrical adventure. Tranquille Tunnel Theatre presents The Disordered Mind with an opening night...

Made in Italy is made in Kamloops

September
2
,
2016
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Director Daryl Cloran introduces Farren Timoteo, who plays multiple family members in Made in Italy. Anyone who remembers The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from a few seasons ago isn’t likely to forget Charlito...

Volunteer fairs invite community ushers

August
31
,
2016
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With the curtain about to rise on its 2016-2017 season, Western Canada Theatre invites volunteers to join the house as ushers at stage shows. Volunteer fairs will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 8, 4:30-5:30...

Season opens with disco-style comedy

August
29
,
2016
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Western Canada Theatre discos back to the stage with an Italian-accented comedy set, in of all places, Jasper, Alta. Written and performed by Farren Timoteo, Edmonton-based writer, actor and director, Made in Italy is in production for a run at...

Players take audiences on four adventures

July
15
,
2016
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A perennial part of summer fun in the city, the Rivertown Players are back at it, this season with four different plays, each one written by a different cast member. The troupe, often providing summer employment for theatre students, is organized...

Project X, Chimera agree to merger

July
14
,
2016
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Two of the city’s most prominent theatre groups have agreed to combine their talents. Project X Theatre will merge this fall with Chimera Theatre to form a single company with a new name yet to be determined. Formed more than a decade...

Oz and Munsch a marriage made at X Fest

July
7
,
2016
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Between the yellow brick road and one of Canada’s premier storytellers, there’s sure to be some stage magic under the trees in Prince Charles Park starting Monday, July 11. It’s X Fest time again, this year featuring in...

Chimera players take Sun Peaks back in time

June
20
,
2016
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Hear ye, hear ye: The Champion of the Sun will be crowned, not on the slopes at Sun Peaks, but on a soccer pitch. Chimera Theatre in Kamloops colours the summer resort medieval with Knights of the Sun: Medieval Tournament Theatre, immersive...