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Artistic April in full bloom at UFV

Call it Artistic April. Four University of the Fraser Valley programs with an artistic focus are throwing year-end shows between now and April 29. Theatre: Directors’ Festival First up, and already playing, is the 20th annual Director’s Theatre Festival in Chilliwack. DFest, as it’s affectionately referred to by students, runs April 22–26 at UFV’s performance […]

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, […]

UFV Theatre’s Julius Caesar takes a futuristic twist

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” UFV Theatre’s contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, playing March 4 to 15, imagines a future in which history repeats itself. What if the events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar were to occur in the digital age? Are there forces already be […]

A Christmas Carol — classic tale of redemption — to Dec 21 at UFV Theatre

Is it possible to turn a life around? To change oneself completely? To find hope in the darkest hours? More than 160 years after it first captured imaginations, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol continues to astound and delight audiences and actors alike. Playing December 10-21 at UFV Theatre, this new production offers all the warmhearted […]

UFV Theatre presents Canadian premiere of WW1-themed play Birdsong

In October, the month marking the 100th anniversary of the first “digging-in” of trench warfare on the Western Front, UFV Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Birdsong, a new adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ best-selling novel by playwright Rachel Wagstaff. Experience the unparalleled tragedy, the remarkable history and surprising humour of the Great War told through […]

UFV and Stó:lō team up to offer staged reading of The Berlin Blues

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department, Stó:lō Nation, and the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre are co-presenting  staged readings of Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s play The Berlin Blues as part of Stó:lō Culture Days 2014. Performances will be on Sat, Sept 27 at 7:30 pm and Sun, Sept 28 at 2 […]

Vancouver TheatreSports League returns to UFV Theatre

UFV Theatre once again presents the Vancouver TheatreSports League. The professional improv group makes a much-anticipated return visit to the UFV Performance Theatre at UFV’s  Chilliwack North (Yale Road) campus at 45635 Yale Road, on Fri, Sept 19 at 7:30 pm. The annual presentation is a popular event for the UFV community and the general […]

UFV Theatre heads to Harrison Festival

The Harrison Festival of the Arts has been part of the Fraser Valley’s cultural landscape for thirty-six years, and the University of the Fraser Valley has been involved from the beginning. The popular annual summer festival is back this year from July 12 to 20, and UFV is contributing several productions from its highly successful […]

Passionate tale of love and courage, Dickens classic, and digital-age take on Shakespeare featured in UFV Season of Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department will once again challenge and engage audiences as it presents its 2014/15 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 North campus, at the corner of Yale and […]

Directors’ Theatre Festival: 5 days, 21 plays, $5 a pop!

UFV Theatre presents the 19th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival. The five-day festival will run April 23 – 27 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. Performances continue at […]

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 […]