Early Bird Tickets Prices end April 13
With nightly professional adjudications by Michael Armstrong
Sunday, April 29
2:00 pm | AGM
3:00 pm | Ice Breaker Party
Monday, April 30
Blithe Spirit | Deep Cove Stage Society
Written by Noël Coward, directed by Jacqollyne Keath. Charles Condomine’s dinner party turns into mayhem when a seance led by Madame Arcati provokes the ghost of Elvira, his late first wife, and only Charles can hear her. Will Charles ever be free of Elvira? Or will his new wife, Ruth, also join her in haunting him too? It’s Madame Arcati to the rescue again!
Tuesday, May 1
A Lighter Shade of NOIR | CG Theatre Company
Written by Patrick Derksen, directed by Rob Walker. Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe. Searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for. He will be celebrated at the International Police Detective gala. But is this just an innocent gala? Will the world’s most dastardly villains seek revenge with a fiendish master plan? Everything is not what it seems.
Wednesday, May 2
Communion | Speedbump Theatre
Written by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Marko Hohlbein. A Shrink, an Alcoholic and an Evangelical. Three Women… Three Lives in Flux. Communion explores the dark places of relations and what is needed to repair a familial bond under the pressures of religion, recovery and a ticking clock. It asks whether or not some bonds are too damaged to mend.
Thursday, May 3
Crimes of the Heart | North Vancouver Community Players
Written by Beth Henley, directed by Tracy Labrosse. The Magrath sisters, Lenny, Meg and Babe, have not been the same since their mother hanged herself, along with her cat. When a family emergency reunites the sisters in their home town of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to cope with Babe’s latest incident.
Friday, May 4
The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble | Between Shifts Theatre (Squamish)
Written by Beth Graham, directed by Janice Carroll and Michael K. Hewitt. The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is about the tricky nature of family dynamics when faced with a degenerative mental health diagnosis. The story is told through the lens of a young woman who searches for her own feelings amidst the whirlwind emotions of her family. Beth Graham’s play was a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award.
Saturday, May 5
Ups & Downs | Piss & Vinegar Theatre
By John McGie. Non-competitive entertainment, followed by Awards Ceremony and Closing Night Party.