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 Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.
This exciting adaptation by Pam Gems of the classic fairy tale by one of Denmark’s greatest writers is sure to be a treat for the whole family. How can you go wrong with a heart-warming story containing mermaids, witches, handsome princes, beautiful princesses, magic potions and a redemptive message. The Little Mermaid will be directed by Colleen Lanki, artistic director of TomoeArts in Vancouver and UFV sessional instructor. It runs November 6 to 24, 2013.

The Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths
It is 1835, a time of passion and confusion: the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy turvy; virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. Five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way.  But, when spinsters Virginia and Alice, the beautiful Monica and the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot arrive, things can never be the same. Directed by UFV Theatre veteran Ian Fenwick, The Age of Arousal runs January 8 to 26, 2014.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The world’s greatest love story, told by the world’s greatest playwright, Romeo and Juliet tells the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers, from rival families, forced to make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice in payment for their love. Filled with some of Shakespeare’s most eloquent and seductive love poetry as well as scenes of thrilling physical combat, this masterpiece graces our stage for the third time. Not to be missed. Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Paul Gelineau, director of the Academy of Fight Directors Canada and UFV sessional instructor. Runs: March 5 to 23, 2014.

Then, to round out the year’s activities: The 19th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival. Featuring a plethora of one act plays, ranging through the tried and true to original works created by UFV and visiting students, all performed and directed by some of the most talented post-secondary theatre students in BC. Runs April 24 to 28, 2014.

Special Early Bird Season Ticket Offer:

Why not take advantage of our Early Bird Season Ticket Offer and save 10% on the price of your new season tickets. Early Bird prices are: $45 for a regular season ticket, $36 for students and seniors, $36 for matinees and $24.30 for previews.

For more information on all of the above call: 604-795-2814 or email: theatre@ufv.ca

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One Response to UFV Theatre department announces new season

  1. Mobile Mike April 14, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    Keep the classics allow some new, theater is the performance of life! especially on our stages. Mike@mobilestage1