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2020-21 Shows

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts are thrilled to announce the 2020-2021 season of Theatre. This season offers a diverse selection of original, classical, and contemporary plays. It also highlights exciting new approaches to well-known Canadian and world plays that will challenge and engage audiences in the Fraser Valley.

For more information, contact theatre@ufv.ca or call the box office at 604-795-2814.

 

Antigone 

Adapted and Directed by Shelley Liebembuk

Based on english translation by Ian Johnston

How does an individual stand up to violent rule?

 

Performances: November 25, 26 & 27, 2020 at 7pm and November 28, 2020 at 2pm

Performances will be held via zoom and are free of charge.

Please email theatre@ufv.ca for information on how to attend this zoom production.

Bookings will be done through Eventbrite.

www.eventbrite.ca/e/antigone-tickets-125405014775

Post Performance Talkbacks will occur after every show, which promise to enhance audience
members’ understanding of the performance.

Shelley Liebembuk is a theatre scholar, actor, and dramaturg. Liebembuk’s most recent directing credit includes Brecht’s Saint Joan of the Stockyards at Mount Allison University’s Drama department (Winter 2019).


 

Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg

Directed by Parjad Sharifi

 

Performances: March 24, 25, and 26, 2021 at 7pm and March 27, 2021 at 2pm

Performances will be held via zoom and are free of charge.

A one-act play written by August Strindberg. 

A thrilling Darwinian battle of survival between the minds of two criminals with contrasting moral beliefs.

Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveller and an archeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their Darwinian battle of survival. In this one act play, the story escalates as dark criminal secrets are threatened to be revealed, and both characters create their own moralities in a Nietzschean conversation about justice and punishment. Author August Strindberg was inspired by Edgar Allen Po, and heavily influenced by Nietzsche’s perspectivist ideas that truth is relative to one’s experiences and interpretations, and these beliefs are very evident in Pariah (The Outcast). 

Post Performance Talkbacks will occur after every show, which promise to enhance audience members’ understanding of the performance.

Please email theatre@ufv.ca for information on how to attend this zoom production.

Bookings can be made through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pariah-the-outcast-by-august-strindberg-tickets-137509553777

 

  


 

Devised Theatre Showcase 2021

No Strings Attached

Performances: April 8 & 9 at 7:00 pm & April 10 at 4:00 pm, 2021

The Devised Theatre Showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth year Devised Theatre class, and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course. 

No Strings Attached is a devised theatre project created by six UFV Theatre student devisers. The group has exercised contemporary devising methods in the Devised Theatre class to develop this project collaboratively as an evening talk show, with a series of episodes and segments, examining creativity from real interviews. Two sock puppet hosts bring in live acting members from their own homes for interviews, with talk show games focused on creativity. The devisers will bring wit and comedy, and ask audience members to live free and creative with no strings attached, like sock puppets.

UFV students include Isabella Russell, Stefan Boekhorst, Keegan Zaporozan, Mattea Li, Bethan Griffiths and Trevor Marsh, led by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi.

 

Post Performance Talkbacks will occur after every show, which promise to enhance audience members’ understanding of the performance.

Performances will be held live via zoom and are free of charge.

Please email theatre@ufv.ca for information on how to attend this zoom production.

 

Bookings can be made through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ufv-devised-theatre-showcase-2021-no-strings-attached-registration-142738222867

 

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