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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 […]

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 […]

Age of Arousal — UFV Theatre presents lavish, sexy ensemble piece

UFV Theatre’s next presentation is Age of Arousal, a new play by Canadian theatre artist Linda Griffiths. The play’s unique script is “wildly inspired” by George Gissing‘s 1893 novel The Odd Women. Griffiths has written a lavish, sexy ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self. Set in the Victorian age, when women outnumber men […]

UFV Theatre presents a new take on the classic tale of The Little Mermaid

UFV Theatre presents The Little Mermaid, the classic fairy tale by one of Denmark’s greatest writers, adapted into an imaginative stage production by British playwright Pam Gems. Audiences can submerge themselves into the story of a young mermaid who, after falling in love with a human prince, makes a courageous, but ultimately heart-breaking bargain with […]

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 […]

Merchant of Venice is this year’s Shakespeare at UFV

The third main stage production of the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre’s 2012/13 season is The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. This will be the second production by the department of this often controversial work, the first being during March, 1991. The play features three of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters:  Shylock, Portia, and […]

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout on now at UFV Theatre

The second production of the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department‘s 2012/13 season will be the bittersweet tragicomedy Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, by award-winning Aboriginal playwright Tomson Highway. In Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout we spend time with four women of the Shuswap, Okanagan and Thompson First Nations as they prepare a banquet […]

Hilarious comedy Once in a Lifetime on now — last week!

The opening production of the UFV  Theatre department’s 2012/13 season of theatre will be Once in a Lifetime, the hilarious comedy from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which follows the progress of a trio of failing vaudevillians who attempt to boost their chances of employment by working as elocutionists in a 1920s Hollywood that […]

Annual Alumni Evening of Theatre

UFV alumni and guests gathered for the annual Alumni Evening of Theatre on Friday, March 16. This year, the UFV Alumni Association was pleased again partner with the UFV Theatre department to invite UFV alumni and their guest to attend the much anticipated Shakespeare production As You Like It. The evening included a wine and […]

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 […]