It’s time to Spring Forward!

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Mark your calendars now for the Gabriola Players 2021 (Virtual) One-Act Play Festival which will be broadcast online on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 20 to 22 at 7pm and Sunday, May 23 at 2pm.

We are delighted to announce that next month we will be broadcasting three new plays by Gabriola writers.

This will be the third one-act play by Anne M. Holmes to be performed by Gabriola Players, beginning with That’s Nice in 2015, then An Unhelpful Complication in 2017. In A Divine Comedy, theatres are about to reopen, but the first read through of a new one-act about Shakespeare’s long lost religious play is taking place on Zoom.

Ray Appel and Scott Rivers, the creators of Gabriola Squares, invite you to “join us in this hilarious half-hour Gabriola game show where the contestants are challenged, the points are tallied, the laughs spill out and the stars abound!  Over 25 questions about life on Gabriola!  No matter where you’re from, you’ll love this game show about life in Paradise.”

Social Distance is the first play written by Governor General awarding-winning young adult author Wendy Phillips. In it we meet, Maggie, who has recently left an unhappy life behind in the city in exchange for a cabin on a remote island. But in spite of the pandemic, she’s not getting the personal space she needs. Her son wants her childcare skills and her moral support. Her old friend wants her to start an online art career. And her new neighbour has plans that are definitely up close and personal. Does Maggie have what it takes to live her own life? And how much social distance is enough?

The show will begin with Social Distance, directed by Jean Wyenberg and performed live online by Joyce Ashley, Dean Clark, Don Moser and Wendy Phillips, followed by a performance of A Divine Comedy, featuring Catherine Andersen, Donna Deacon, Joe DiCara, Dave Innell, Paul O’Sullivan, Tom Radcliffe and Kerry Woodrow. Then settle in for the hilarious “fun and games” that is Gabriola Squares.

Tickets (or, more appropriately the right to view) are $15 and will soon be available online here on our website.

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