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Disordered in a darkened tunnel

September 15, 2016 4:44 P.M.
A scene from Crossroads, last year's Chimera Theatre show at Tranquille tunnels.

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 set for Friday, Sept. 17.

Following in the path of last year’s Crossroads, also set in what’s known as the Tranquille tunnels, playwright Andrew Cooper of Chimera Theatre is shining a light on institutional history behind the scenes, using the former mental health institution as his stage. A woman's sanity hangs in the balance as two doctors' ideals clash. This dramatic story of leading edge mental health treatment processes in 1963 and the lives affected by it.

This is the second season in a row the theatre company has collaborated with Tranquille Farm Fresh to serve up original and innovative dramatic fare on the shore of Kamloops Lake. Theater-goers are told to expect an entertaining and interactive experience.

Starting Friday, three one-hour shows per night will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 30. Highly anticipated after last year's staging, the event will be held on the grounds of the old Tranquille Mental Health Institution located at 4600 Tranquille Rd.

Tickets are available through the Kamloops Live! Box Office. Book early to avoid being disappointed.

Private shows (with a minimum of 20 participants) can be booked each Thursday evening or on weekends by corporations or individuals. Contact Tranquille Farm Fresh at 250-572-2530 for more information.

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