Our friends at Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford have announced their season! We're excited to see them celebrating their 25th anniversary.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS*
A Comedy/Adventure by Mark Brown
November 6 & 7, 11 – 14, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: Nov 7 & 14 @ 2:00 PM
On a whim, wealthy adventurer Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his friends that he can travel around the world in a mere eighty days. The problem? It's 1872 and the airplane hasn't been invented yet! Accompanied by his trusty servant, Passpartout, Fogg embarks on a journey unlike any other, dodging a pesky, ill-informed detective at every turn. Join us for this mad-cap adventure comedy featuring raging typhoons, runaway trains and stampeding elephants!
Adapted by Eric Coble
January 29 & 30, February 3 - 6, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: January 30 & Feb. 6 @ 2:00 PM
In a futuristic, utopian society where there is no war or misery, and each citizen is assigned their role in the community by the elders, young Jonas is surprised to learn that he has been chosen to receive special training from The Giver, the keeper of all memories of true joy and pain. As Jonas begins his education, the darker hypocrisies of his perfect world are brought to light, and he is faced with a decision that could risk all he has, including his own life. This moving adaption of the award-winning novel for young adults explores what it means to grow up and to be human in an imperfect world.
By Leanna Brodie
April 8 & 9, 13 – 16, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Matinees: April 9 & 16 @ 2:00 PM
Set in 1838 in a one-room schoolhouse in the fictional town of Baker's Creek in rural Canada, a young but precocious Melinda Linton is appointed teacher of an endearing yet rambunctious group of children. Quickly gaining the respect of her young charges, Linton is challenged by the arrival of a new student, a juvenile delinquent named Ewart who was sent to the community after doing time in Battenville Training School. Linton attempts to reach out to the young boy and struggles to help both the town and the student move beyond their fears and insecurities. Full of poignancy, humour and warmth, this play celebrates those incredible teachers who impacted us most, and tenderly explores ageless themes of rejection, compassion and redemption.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION***
by Mark St. Germain
May 20 & 21, 25 – 28, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: May 21 & 28 @ 2:00 PM
On the day England enters World War II, famous psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud and young novelist and Oxford fellow, C.S. Lewis engage in an intellectual and emotionally charged debate about some of life's biggest questions: love, God, relationships and the meaning of life. As the discussion ensues, the two discover a respect for the other, despite the significant differences of opinion that separate them. A fictional story brimming with humour and insight, this play celebrates friendship and respect as two of the greatest minds from the 20th century tackle the biggest questions of all time.
Introducing Our 2015 | 2016 Bonus Shows:
PANIC SQUAD AND FRIENDS
September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Those masters of super-clean, super-funny comedy improv are back! Thrill to side-splitting, tear rolling hilarity as the Squad invents scenes right before your eyes, using only the suggestions you give them. A perfect night out with family and friends!
December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
A rag-tag gathering of musicians and actors sharing songs and stories for the holiday season, this is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Once again, we're joining forces with our friends from Pacific Theatre for this festive event and will feature, among others, Ron Reed and Ken Hildebrandt.