Wednesday, June 13, 2012
'Once In A Lifetime' First Up
UFV Theatre announces new season kicks off in November
Released by Rick Mawson, UFV Theatre
he University of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department has announced the line up of Its 2012/13 season of theatre and all three productions will take place, as they have done for the past sixteen years, in the Theatre on the Chilliwack North campus of UFV at 45635 Yale Rd.
It should be noted that the department will also be continuing to offer courses at the Yale Road campus as well as the new studio theatre at CEP in Vedder.
Once in a Lifetime is a full blown extravaganza, filled with a host of crazy characters and farcical situations that are guaranteed to tickle the funny bones of the most discerning theatre patrons. If you liked the Oscar winning movie The Artist, and the classic Singing in the Rain, you'll love Once in a Lifetime, which is the epitome of feel-good entertainment.
Runs: November 7 to 25.
In Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout we spend time with four First Nations women in the process of preparing a banquet for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Everything must be perfect for the visit: the Saskatoon pies, the stuffed beaver, and Ernestine Shuswap's trout. The 100 years (from first contact with the First Nations people to the time of Sir Laurier's arrival) are condensed into the time frame of one day. As the day progresses, the women move through a world in transition, as new laws, imposed by the European settlers, create a dreadful chasm between the two communities.
Runs: Jan 9 to 27.
Runs: March 6 to 24.
Once again talented young performers, directors' and technicians from postsecondary programs all over BC will congregate in the Chilliwack campus theatre complex to present their work. An eclectic menu of one act plays will be on offer, ranging through the tried and true to original works created by UFV and visiting students.
Runs: April 24 to 29.
The department will also be offering another External Study Tour to the world famous Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon from Monday, June 17, 2013 to Monday June 24, 2013.
The plays for this tour are: Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Cymbeline, Midsummer Night's Dream, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire, Two Trains Running and The Heart of Robin Hood.
The tour includes travel in a deluxe air conditioned coach, bed and breakfast accommodation in Southern Oregon University residences, all theatre tickets, back stage visits, lectures and workshops as well as several evening meals.
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