Live theatre

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

 

The set of A Murder is Announced at the Ashcroft HUB is just waiting for the cast to arrive for the final performance on March 15. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

Theatre Diaries 5: Another WRAPS production is in the books

After weeks of rehearsals, five performances go by at lightning speed

 

(from l) Marina Papais, Gareth Smart, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, and Matthias Sampson during a dramatic moment at the first dress rehearsal for A Murder is Announced. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Theatre Diaries 4: A murderer gets ready to be announced

All the pieces fall into place as opening night draws near

 

Cover illustration by Tom Adams for an early 1970s British paperback edition of A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, which the author said in 1972 was one of her favourites of all her works.

Theatre Diaries 2: Break a leg takes on a new, literal meaning

A cast member on crutches causes consternation at rehearsal

Cover illustration by Tom Adams for an early 1970s British paperback edition of A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, which the author said in 1972 was one of her favourites of all her works.
Theatre Diaries 1: Going solo as director isn’t an easy task

Theatre Diaries 1: Going solo as director isn’t an easy task

There’s more to being a director than meets the eye

Theatre Diaries 1: Going solo as director isn’t an easy task