Feature Story Monday, April 21, 2014
Still the Fairest of Them All
Theatre Junkies meet Snow White in unique re-telling of the classic tale
Released by Megan Mackenzie, Theatre Junkies
Rachael Mah is the Evil Queen (L), Natasha Thompson as Snow White and Madison McArthur as the Peddler Woman.
Junkies Anonymous, who opened its doors in the Fraser Valley in
2011, is adventuring into the dark woods with Snow White, the evil
queen and the iconic seven dwarves in a unique adaptation of the
Grimm Brother’s Snow White, running at the UFV North Campus
Performance Theatre May 22 – 25.
Directed by local actor and director Megan Mackenzie, this production is based on the Grimm Brother’s tale, but was adapted for the stage by Thomas Smith and Dylan Schroeder, and showcases the talent of 21 local actors ranging in age from 8 – 30 years old.
adaptation is one of a kind,” says Mackenzie. “All of the iconic
characters we know from the Disney classic are present, but their
personalities and individual stories are different. This production
is a colorful adventure from start to finish and will have you on
the edge of your seats, holding your breath and wondering what will
Taking on the role of Snow White is local actor Natasha Thompson. Thompson is a current student in the UFV Theatre Department Program and was last seen onstage with Theatre Junkies in their sold out production of A Christmas Carol.
Thompson is a 2009 Abbotsford Arty Award recipient for her work in theatre. Langley actor Rachael Mah, takes on the vain and mysterious role of the evil queen, while Abbotsford actor Eric Bates takes up arms as Prince Charming.
Other local actors in the ensemble include: Connie Bahnman, Sylvia Braun, Kevin Hegeman, Patrick Jolicoeur, Gabriel Kirkley, Celina Lewis, Ethan Lyftogt, Rebecca Mackenzie, Madison McArthur, Matthew McLean, Nada Moorthy, Lucy Mulder, Chelsea Perkins, Joshua Robinson, Yvonne Spuls, Jenna Veenbaas, Emily Werner and Terrell Zacharias.
Josh Robinson (L to R), Kevin Hegeman, Rebecca Mackenzie, Matthew McLean, Ethan Lyftogt, Jenna Veenbaas and Chelsea Perkins as the Seven Dwarves.
This show is a
family friendly production, suitable for ages 3+, and runs
approximately 2 hours. Theatre Junkies is committed to producing
theatre that will be meaningful and memorable for all ages.
from $12 - $16 (including all taxes) and can be purchased in advance
through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-7469,
or at the door with cash only one hour prior to performances.
For more information, visit www.theatrejunkiesanonymous.com
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