Tag Archives | Theatre

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]