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Vancouver TheatreSports League

This popular event features daring improvisational comedy by performers of the world-renowned Vancouver TheatreSports League.  Interactive and innovative, every show is a one-of-a-king experience where the audience itself plays a role through giving suggestions or joining the actors onstage.  You can count on these professional and experienced improvisers to perform a high-energy show that will leave you laughing.

Public performance September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at UFV Performance Theatre 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.  Buy your tickets here:  Box Office

UFV Theatre's 2014/2015 Season

Birdsong
October 15 – 26, 2014
Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff
Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulk
Directed by Raïna van Waldenburg

Set in the years leading up and during the First World War, this poignant and critically-acclaimed play tells a compelling story of love and courage. It begins in pre-war France when Stephen, a young Englishman, falls into a passionate and dangerous love affair with the beautiful Isabelle. As the war begins, Stephen must lead his men through the Battle of the Somme. He clings to the memory of Isabelle as the world explodes around him. This stunning piece of theatre speaks to contemporary audiences about the power of memory and longing.

Performance dates: October 15 and 16 Previews at 7:30 pm; October 17 Opening Night; October 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm; October 19 and 26 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; October 21 Student Matinee at 12 noon
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack

A Christmas Carol
December 10-21, 2014
Adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company by John Mortimer 
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Paul Gélineau

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. Enjoy this innovative telling of a timeless holiday tale.

Performance dates: December 10 and 11 Previews at 7:30 pm; December 12 Opening Night; December 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm; December 14 and 21 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; December 17 and 18 Student Matinees at 12 noon
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack

Julius Caesar
March 4 - 15, 2015
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Bruce Kirkley

Envy, betrayal and power politics collide in Shakespeare’s greatest political thriller. But what if the assassination of Julius Caesar had occurred in the digital age?  In this contemporary adaptation of Julius Caesar, the play’s intense examination of rumour mongering and political machinations meets the spin of 21st century technologies. The performance weaves digital projection, interactive social media, telepresence and virtual reality into an immersive, multimedia environment where truth becomes opinion, and power forsakes justice in its relentless pursuit to control the message.

Performance dates: March 4 and 5 Previews at 7:30 pm; March 6 Opening Night; March 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm; March 8 and 15 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; March 10 and 11 Student Matinee at 12 noon.
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack

20th Annual Directors’ Festival 
April 22 - 26, 2015
Curated by Festival Founder Ian Fenwick

"DFest" is a beloved five-day festival of short plays directed and performed by UFV Theatre students as well as students from post-secondary theatre programs across the province. Audiences can choose from a variety of plays, playing multiple times in two performance spaces over five days for only $5 each time! There is comedy, drama, and everything in between.

Performance dates and times vary. Festival schedule announced in early April 2015
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack 

Find out about upcoming auditions on our announcements page


UFV THEATRE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, earning a bachelor’s degree with a theatre focus, or just hoping to improve your confidence and communication skills, UFV’s Theatre Department can help you develop your craft and launch your career.

At UFV Theatre, we believe creating a supportive and stimulating learning environment is the key to nurturing student success. We offer small class sizes to ensure all students receive individual attention. Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you discover and unleash your full potential.

We offer several program options, including a Theatre Diploma, an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre, and a Bachelor of Art’s degree with a minor or extended minor in Theatre. You can also take theatre courses on an elective basis.

We present a full season of theatre, with three major productions, a Directors' Theatre Festival of student directed plays, and many smaller events, such as playreadings and poetry slams. All our productions cultivate professional standards of practice and performance, and offer many opportunities for you to develop your creative skills both onstage and behind the scenes.

The Theatre program is based on the University of the Fraser Valley's campus in the beautiful city of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Our student-centered learning facility on the Chilliwack North campus features a unique 206-seat thrust theatre especially designed for instructional purposes. Our superb facility also boasts state-of-the-art technical equipment, spacious scene, prop and wardrobe shops, a well-stocked costume department, and flexible studio/rehearsal spaces.
 
UFV Theatre enjoys strong links with the local communities of the Fraser Valley, reflected in the high audience attendance for our productions and the strong support we receive from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
 
If you live in the Fraser Valley, UFV Theatre allows you to study theatre close to home, reducing your accommodation and travel expenses. And if you're coming from further afield, Chilliwack offers the most reasonable cost of living in the Lower Mainland, only an hour's drive from Vancouver. 
 
These are just a handful of the many reasons why students have been choosing UFV Theatre for over thirty years! Learn how to apply today!
 

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