Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Drawing Back the Curtain
UFV announces a new season of greats
Released by UFV Theatre
Julius Caesar above, along with Birdsong and A Christmas Carol were smash hits last season.
niversity of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department will once again challenge and engage audiences as it presents its 2015/16 Season of Theatre. Two exceptional plays have been chosen to inspire and entertain local audiences. All productions will be held in the performance theatre on the Chilliwack North campus, at the corner of Yale and Airport roads in Chilliwack.
Argonautika by Mary Zimmerman
Experience the magic and the power of one of the world’s greatest stories in this stunning stage adaptation of the Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece. Aided by the goddess Athena, Jason and his crew embark on a perilous journey across unknown seas, encountering giants, dragons and sorcerers in a seemingly impossible search for the elusive Fleece. Only by working together, seeking out allies, and honouring their bonds of loyalty and commitment, are the Argonauts able to face the many challenges that threaten to destroy them. A story of the power of teamwork, perseverance and courage, Argonautika is a thrilling theatrical journey as entertaining as it is enlightening. Directed by UFV Theatre instructor Colleen Lanki, the show will run November 12-29, 2015.
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, the young and resourceful Viola finds herself a stranger in an even stranger land. Disguising herself as a young man to gain entry into the court of Duke Orsino, Viola soon becomes entangled in a comic web of mistaken identities and misplaced love. Add to the mix the madcap antics of the jovial Toby Belch and his hapless sidekick Andrew Aguecheek as they plot revenge on their nemesis, the pompous steward Malvolio, and the stage is set for outrageous hilarity and surprising turns of events. One of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, Twelfth Night reminds us of the intoxicating power of love both to deceive and redeem the human heart. Co-directed by UFV Theatre instructors Bruce Kirkley and Raina von Waldenburg, the show will run March 3-20, 2016.
The 21st Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival
D-Fest, as it affectionately known, features a series of short plays, ranging through the tried and true to original works created by UFV and visiting students, all performed and directed by some of the most talented post- secondary theatre students in BC. Runs April 2016.
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