With nightly professional adjudications by Joan MacLean
Sunday, May 5
AGM | Ice Breaker Party
Monday, May 6
Hidden in this Picture | Well Planned Theatre Company
Written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Colleen Byberg. A first-time director deals with an egotistical writer, a penny-pinching producer, a dim-witted assistant, and an invasion of cows that arrive to ruin his Oscar-winning shot.
Warning: Some Coarse Language
Tuesday, May 7
Ten Tips for a Collapsed Uterus | Two Gals Theatre Company
Written by Colleen Brow, directed by Jennifer Morabito. Here’s the thing: Time moves too quickly. Before you know it, you’re no longer funky. Shoulder pads are out. So are post cards, phone calls, spiral perms, and The Doobie Brothers. You’re old. But you feel immature. Part storytelling, stand-up comedy and TED talk – this solo show for all genders peers through a comedic bi-focal lens to explore the trappings of middle-age. Retirement communities, sex, Gwyneth Paltrow (damn her) and more. Come. Let’s be silly.
Wednesday, May 8
The Shape of a Girl | Windsor Theatre Company
Written by Joan MacLeod, directed by Marjorie Dunn. In an imaginary letter to an absent older brother, Braidie struggles to understand the torture and killing of a teenage girl by a group of her schoolmates. MacLeod’s young protagonist enters all the bright open avenues of peer-group play and the dark blind alleys of individual and collective terror, as she discovers within herself both the capacity for and the conflict between impulses of good and evil.
Thursday, May 9
Almost, Maine | North Vancouver Community Players
Written by John Cariani, directed by Miles Lavkulich. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Friday, May 10
Little Voices | Inner Space Theatre
Written by Lucas Foss, directed by Scott Swan. This wry and charming one-man play explores the inner dialogue of a “60 something” couch potato trying to make something more of himself. Caught between his voice of comfort and his voice of truth, he asks himself the big question: Can he find love, and still get home in time for his favourite TV shows? As he proceeds on his plodding but highly amusing journey, hazarding relationship counselling with his girlfriend, Cheryl, and coming face-to-face with his deepest fears at a men’s retreat, our very ordinary “hero” discovers his true—and not-so-ordinary—self.
Warning: Mature Content - PG 13
Saturday, May 11
Monologues from the Chair Series | Piss & Vinegar Theatre
By John McGie. Non-competitive entertainment, followed by Awards Ceremony, emceed by Leigh Richards Stewart and Mike Jarvis.
The presentation of awards will include the adjudicator’s choice of play to represent the North Shore Zone at Theatre BC’s MAINSTAGE in Port Alberni – July 5-13, 2019.