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UFV Theatre presents Bakkhai, a modern take on a Greek classic

UFV Theatre’s season of “Bright Ideas” continues with Bakkhai, a new version of Euripides’ Greek tragedy by celebrated Canadian writer, Anne Carson. This powerful play addresses the duality of human nature, the relationship between control and freedom, and their relative importance to society. Pentheus (Erich Petkau) has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god […]

UFV Theatre launches 37th season with a dynamic line-up of student-produced plays

UFV Theatre is launching its 37th season with a brand-new approach. With a theme of Bright Ideas: Contemporary, Student-Produced Performances, the 2016/17 promises innovative, eccentric, and electric plays that will challenge and engage audiences. “We are very excited about this new to see students’ work culminate in seeing their artistic visions come to life on […]

UFV Theatre presents Directors’ Festival: 5 days, 25 plays, $5 a play!

UFV Theatre’s 20th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival runs April 22–26 at UFV’s performance theatre at 45635 Yale Road (at Airport Road) in Chilliwack. The festival begins on the Wednesday with a series of previews and matinees, followed by Thursday’s opening ceremony at 4:30 pm, and performances continue at various times Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, […]

Romeo and Juliet has audience members on the edge of their seats

By Melanie Wickes UFV Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet opened last Friday to an excited and engaged audience. The buzz in the lobby was magnetic and the post-show reception crowd had to be (gently) pushed out the door!  As the show heads into the second week of a three-week run, here’s what some of the audience […]

UFV Theatre presents contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet

UFV Theatre continues its tradition of educating students and entertaining Fraser Valley audiences with a spring Shakespeare production of a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring seductive love poetry and thrilling stage combat, this version of Romeo and Juliet is set in a post-apocalyptic Verona. Surrounded by violence and chaos, a pair of star-cross’d […]

UFV Theatre department announces new season

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department has announced the lineup for its 2013/2014 Season of Theatre. Three exceptional plays have been chosen to inspire and entertain local audiences. All productions will be held in the performance theatre on the Chilliwack Yale Road location, at the corner of Yale and Airport in Chilliwack. The […]

Delightful romantic comedy As You Like It returns to UFV stage.

This year’s UFV Theatre Shakespeare production will be the delightful romantic comedy As You Like It. Such is its endearing popularity, that this is the third time it has been produced by the department: once in 1984 and again in 1998, both productions generating excellent feedback and positive audience reaction. Veteran UFV theatre professor Ian […]

Dead Man’s Cell Phone held over at UFV Theatre

Due to several performance cancellations due to severe weather conditions, the production has been held over until Jan 29, with performances at 7:30 pm on Thurs, Fri, and Sat, Jan 26-28, and a 2 pm matinee on Sun, Jan 29. Contact 604-795-2814 or theatre@ufv.ca for tickets. (UFV employees note: the production features UFV English professor […]

UFV English professor takes part in Dead Man’s Cell Phone

UFV’s Virginia Cooke, who is playing a role in the production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, was recently featured in an article by the Langley Advance. By Roxanne Hooper Old enough to take retirement seminars seriously, Fort Langley’s Virginia Cooke has no aspirations of growing up to be an actor. But as a university English […]