2015/2016 Season of Theatre
March 3-20, 2016
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Bruce Kirkley and Raina von Waldenburg
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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 self-righteous 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.
Performance dates: March 3 Preview at 7:30 pm; March 4 Opening Night at 7:30pm; March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm; March 6, 13, and 20 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; March 8 and 9 Student Matinee at 12 noon.
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
Warning: Not your parents' Shakespear! This production contains explicit content and explores the full range of Shakespeare's text.
Emerging Directors’ Showcase
April 28- May 1
The Emerging Directors’ Showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class. The series of edgy, electrifying and experimental ten-minute plays are arranged into four blocks of four performances. Audiences can choose to see one block of four shows or all sixteen.
Performance Dates and Schedule:
April 28 Block A 7:00 p.m. & Block B 8:30 p.m.
April 29 Block C 7:00 p.m. & Block D 8:30 p.m., followed by a talkback at 10:00 p.m.
April 30 Block A 7:00 p.m. & Block B 8:30 p.m., followed by a talkback at 10:00 p.m.
May 1 Block C 2:00 p.m. & Block D 3:30 p.m.
Block A: Letters to Michael, dir. Kyra Esau; Hold for Three, dir. Courtney Kelley; On the Way to Mars, dir. Kirstin Stewart; The Waiting Game, dir. Phay Gagnon; Phillip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, dir. Noel Funk
Block B: Artistique-le-Odeur, dir. Eli Moores; The Harlequin Maneuver, dir. Trudy-Bridgette Smith; One Tennis Shoe, dir. Karliana DeWolff; If I Were A Train, dir. Matthew Piton
Block C: Letters to Michael, dir. Kyra Esau; The Why's in our World, dir. Natasha Beaumont; Talk with Tinkers, dir. Reilly Ellis; Mint Juleps, dir. Emily MacKinnon
Block D: A Conversation, dir. Desiree Hale; Aspiring Francine, dir. Nial Harrison-Morry; Cindy and Julie, dir. Alexis Clift; Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley, dir. Michael Scoular
Tickets to a single block of four plays are at an accessible rate of $10, tickets to two blocks are just $15, and tickets for all four blocks are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre box office throughout the month of April and before each performance; please contact 604-795-2814 or email@example.com for information about box office hours.
Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts
November 12-29, 2015
By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Colleen Lanki
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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 the values 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.
All performances take place at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
UFV Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the following 2015/2016 media sponsors.