Join Theatre BC President Peter Wienold as host of this video chat with Mainstage 2018 Organizing Committee co-chairs Adele Kuyek and Richard Kerton, to get an overview of this year’s community theatre festival extravaganza in Vernon, BC which starts on June 29. Feel free to listen just to the audio in the background, or watch the full experience – and please excuse the odd video gremlins that crop up. Enjoy!
Be sure to scroll through the website for complete details on everything we chat about in the video.
Click on the graphic below to download a super-handy 2-page, letter size PDF file showing our Mainstage 2018 grid. It shows all the plays, workshops, critiques, meetings, green room party themes and all the other great stuff happening at Mainstage this year. Hope to see you there!
To ensure that our members have an understanding of what a Safe Environment means, especially in our Community Theatre world, Theatre BC presents a free panel discussion at Mainstage this year.
Moderated by Tanya Laing-Gahr, the panel will feature Dr. Raeleen Manjak and a number of community theatre leaders, who will help to define core principles and actions for all club members, from the board of directors to the cast and crew of a production. Audience members will be able to take part in a free-form, open discussion following presentations by the panel, to bring back to their clubs a tool kit that can be used to ensure all actors, directors, crew, etc. are maintaining these core principles.
Theatre BC’s “Safe Environment” Panel Discussion will be held on Tuesday, July 3 from 1 to 4 pm in the Vernon Curling Club. It is free for all to attend. Pre-registration is not required.
Theatre BC‘s lineup of plays in this year’s Mainstage Festival is simply outstanding. Performing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in Vernon this summer, these plays from across the province offer a dynamic range of entertainment for all live theatre fans. Community theatre in name only, these productions are professional-level, while being produced and performed by volunteer enthusiasts.
See our full lineup below, complete with ticket purchase links. Theatre BC Members can enter the code HUGGINS at the checkout for discounted pricing on the performances.
When the image of Jesus appears on the side of a Tim Horton’s restaurant in Nately, Nova Scotia, life is forever changed. The town’s inhabitants are challenged to ask difficult questions about faith, life, and love with sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious results.
“The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble” by Beth Graham, presented by Between Shifts Theatre(North Shore Zone).
Family members, like planets, stars and dust, revolve around Bernice, the emotional centre of the family. As she reveals her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s, her adult children begin to recede, advance, and clash as they try to cope with the devastating news. Narrated by Iris, the middle child, the play moves seamlessly through the present and past, as she tries to make sense of the whirlwind of emotions of her family.
Three strangers are ushered into hell’s non-descript waiting room. As they get to know each other, and learn each other’s reason for being there, they soon discover that hell may not be what they thought.
After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious community of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and most especially his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a personality all his own.
Emotions run high when Ray receives an unexpected visit from Una at work. This encounter about their nefarious relationship unfolds, exposing these two broken people living with the consequences of their past. A story of abandonment, abuse and unconventional love.