Tag Archives | Theatre

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 […]

Varying interpretations of fate of Franklin expedition topic of UFV lecture

Watching a group of people square dancing at a wedding in Nunavut was part of the inspiration behind a book about a historic Arctic expedition, and an upcoming presentation in the University Lecture Series at UFV. Dr. Heather Davis-Fisch will be discussing the power of performance in bridging cultural differences, among other topics during her […]

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’s The Arabian Nights on Shaw TV

The UFV Theatre department is kicking off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Shaw TV recently stopped by the Chilliwack campus to film a rehearsal and interview director Heather Robertson. For more details on the show, which starts this Friday, click here: http://blogs.ufv.ca/2011/10/the-arabian-nights/ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_byQ9ogbJcA&feature=relmfu  

UFV presents The Arabian Nights

  The UFV Theatre department has kicked off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Performed on the Chilliwack campus, this critically praised work re-examines the tale of Scheherazade. Since discovering his queen’s infidelity — which she pays for with her life — cruel King  Shahryar has […]

Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]

UFV Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

        The second production of UFV’s theatre season is the quirky, black comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. 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 […]