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Little Women: A Workshop

We are proud to present a workshop* production of  a new adaptation of Little Women. Following the lives, loves, and losses of four sisters living during the American Civil War, Louisa May Alcott's classic novel is reimagined through music, movement, and memory. "I want to do something splendid. . . something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday." *please note this is a workshop production/staged read. All actors will be on book and only some parts will be fully staged. Event Summary: Join us for a workshop production of a fresh new adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts classic novel, Little Women, adapted by Joelle Wyminga. Type of Event: Readings and Presentations. Production Company Name: Far From the Tree Productions. Event Dates and Times: August 18-20, 2022: 7:30pm August 20, 2022: 2:00pm. Run Time & Intermission: 2.5 Hours, one intermission. Audience: Adults. Children & Families. Seniors. Teens. Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible. Ticket Price: $12. Buy Tickets Link: https://app.ticketowl.io/YtEd7jvJwRzYfbfb/event/YtFFimu47_qz9bzu. Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Saturday, August 20, 2022. Pacific Theatre 1440 W 12 Ave, Vancouver. For more info visit www.farfromthetreeproductions.com.

Nchem?u?s Day

Event Summary: Join us for a day of sharing with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, artists, storytellers and friends. Celebrating “people coming together” this free community event features artwork unveilings, a carving demonstration, traditional and untraditional storytelling, stand-up comedy, and the chance to play the ancient Indigenous game of Slahal. Type of Event: Other Arts Events. Production Company Name: Presentation House Theatre. Event Dates and Times: August 25, 2022, 4:00pm - 8:00pm Open House Format. Run Time & Intermission: 4 hrs. Audience: Adults. Children & Families. Seniors. Teens. Ticket Price: Free. Buy Tickets Link: https://tickets.phtheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent744.html. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Presentation House Theatre 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. For more info visit www.phtheatre.org.

In Camera

Jessie Award-winning Realwheels Theatre invites you on a roller coaster ride of the human experience with its presentation of In Camera, which livestreams completely admission-free for all who wish to experience it in an exclusive limited streaming showcase. In Camera skews the lens between realities in a brand new sleek and sexy translation from Jean-Paul Sartre’s original classic French text, Huis Clos, that proves itself more eerily relevant to today’s topsy-turvy world than ever before. Though Huis Clos (most commonly known as No Exit) has been translated in a wide variety of incarnations before, Realwheels has gone back to Sartre’s original title for the play, which directly translates into the modernized multiple-entendre, In Camera, to distinguish this showcase production and to reflect that this streaming presentation is unlike any other audience experience. Realwheels’ Artistic Director Tomas Mureika states, “The only way to realize our new vision of the simultaneous subtleties and audacious tonal… Event Summary: In Camera skews the lens between realities in a brand new sleek and sexy translation from Jean-Paul Sartre’s original classic French text, Huis Clos, that proves itself more eerily relevant to today’s topsy-turvy world than ever before. Type of Event: Theatre Production. Production Company Name: Realwheels Theatre. Event Dates and Times: Livestream Sept 8-11. Run Time & Intermission: 90min. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Teens. Ticket Price: Free. Buy Tickets Link: https://www.realwheels.ca. Thursday, September 8, 2022 – Sunday, September 11, 2022. Virtual.

Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. Starring Burak Atsan, David J Bodor, Laura Burns, Simon (Hang Kin) Chung, Kimball Finigan, Cassidy Flyman, Joyce Gillespie, Dovreshin MacRae, Hana Shiels, Kelly Thompson and Andrew Wood Direction by June Ainsworth Technical Direction by Graham Coates Costume Design by Emese Dome Stage Management by Amber Schneider Assistant Stage Management by Coe Gillis Intimacy & Fight Coordination by Jacq Ainsworth. Event Summary: Ken Ludwig's clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha's celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humour to quicken the pace! Type of Event: Theatre Production. Production Company Name: Theatre in the Country. Event Dates and Times: Dinner Theatre 6:30pm Theatre Only 7:30pm Sept 17th Matinee 2:00pm Sept 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 & 24. Run Time & Intermission: 2 hours 20 min (one intermission). Audience: Adults. Teens. Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible. Ticket Price: $33 - $66. Buy Tickets Link: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=tic01. Thursday, September 8, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022. Theatre in the Country 5708 Glover Road, Langley.

Ring of Fire - the Music of Johnny Cash

The ultimate celebration of the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption. Performed by a multi-talented multi-instrumental cast featuring some of our finest musical artists, this First Impressions Theatre production includes all of Cash’s classic hits: I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues and many more! Ring of Fire is a powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more! Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. conceived by William Meade, adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards. Portrait of Johnny Cash by Russell Thomas. Directed by Claude A. Giroux, Music Directors Shawn Salsiccioli and Gordon Roberts, Choreography by Kailley Roesler. Starring Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman, Michael Robert Bernard, Kailley Roesler, Dane Warren, Michelle MacTaggart, Gordon Roberts, Shawn Salsiccioli, Mark Richardson, Derek Maroney, Emma Thorpe and Kate Johnson. Event Summary: A great musical journey about one of the greatest singer/songwriters in music history and the influence Johnny Cash had and continues to have on the country music, and in fact all music. Mr. Cash was a wild gentleman, a rustic poet, a saved sinner — call it what you might — Cash was an American icon that was unique through many eras. Type of Event: Theatre Production. Production Company Name: First Impressions Theatre. Event Dates and Times: Sept 8 to 24, Wed through Sat at 8pm, except Sat, Sept 10 one show at 2pm only. Run Time & Intermission: 2 hours with one intermission. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Teens. Ticket Price: $26-$29. Buy Tickets Link: https://www,firstimpressionstheatre.com/box-office/. Thursday, September 8, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver.

To Perfection

Wholesome and hearty. Fresh and frosty...Is it cake? Or is it To Perfection—shameless hussy’s latest production by Meghan Gardiner. Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef, played by the inimitable Patti Allan, is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex. However, the temperature heats up when Alex, played by Rae Takei, comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. Can Gloria and Alex find the perfect mix for their family recipe? Or will it all bubble over and explode? Without sugar-coating, To Perfection tackles the issues of modern life and family conflict in relatable and hilarious way, ensuring audiences of all ages will find this play contains all the right ingredients for the perfect food-for-thought theatre outing. Event Summary: Without sugar-coating, To Perfection tackles the issues of modern life and family conflict in relatable and hilarious way, ensuring audiences of all ages will find this play contains all the right ingredients for the perfect food-for-thought theatre outing. Type of Event: Theatre Production. Production Company Name: shameless hussy productions and Surrey Civic Theatres. Event Dates and Times: 14 September | 7:30pm (preview) 15 September | 1pm (student/senior matinee) 15 September | 7:30pm (Media opening and reception) 16 September | 8pm 17 September | 4pm & 8pm. Run Time & Intermission: 80 minutes + 15 minute post show Q&A. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Teens. Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible. Ticket Price: $22-$29. Student/Senior matinee $15. Buy Tickets Link: https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=2414. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Saturday, September 17, 2022. Studio Theatre, Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Ave, Surrey. For more info visit www.surrey.ca.

Abby Theatre Fest

Our annual theatre festival is back! This curated, fringe-style event will feature original film screenings created by performing, literary and visual artists and, making a triumphant return in 2022, short, one-act plays produced by theatre artists from across the region! Join us for something a bit edgy, something a bit different…and enrich your life! Event Summary: A fringe-style celebration of film and theatre, live on stage and screen. Join us for an eclectic mix of original films and short plays sure to entertain, inspire and stretch boundaries. Type of Event: Theatre Festival. Production Company Name: Gallery 7 Theatre and Performing Arts Society. Event Dates and Times: September 21 - 24, 2022 Various Times. Run Time & Intermission: Various Run Times. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Teens. Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible. Ticket Price: $12 - $40 plus fees. Buy Tickets Link: https://www.gallery7theatre.com/shows-training/abby-theatre-fest-2022. Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. For more info visit www.gallery7theatre.com.