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2013/14 Season

OCTOBER 2013

rosieReaders Theatre staging of Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell, directed by Donna Deacon and Anne Drozd. 

 

NOVEMBER 2013

Cast and performers from 2013 holiday extravaganza Short Pants & Tall Tales

Cast and performers from 2013 holiday extravaganza Short Pants & Tall Tales

Short Pants and Tall Tales. The Gabriola Players signature winter production this year includes not one, but two pantomimes: The Christmas Caper by Ginny Lowes and Snow Flake and the Five Gnomes, adapted by Jean Wyenberg from Rhyming Snow White by Richard Coleman.

MARCH 2014

sold outFour sold out performances of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Directed by Miranda Holmes.

Cast of Inherit the Wind, back row, left to right: Cec Ashley, Victor Anthony, Nadine Mourao, Jamie Lawrence, Joyce Ashley, Sam Hooton, Alex Dewar, Alisa Perry, Garry Davey, Jean Wyenberg, Donna Deacon, Mark Smith. Front row: Eric Andersen, Catherine Andersen, Lawrence Spero, Peter Dzierzawa, Lesley Hazeldine, John Hague, Konrad Mauch, Charlie Cheffins.

Cast of Inherit the Wind, back row, left to right: Cec Ashley, Victor Anthony, Nadine Mourao, Jamie Lawrence, Joyce Ashley, Sam Hooton, Alex Dewar, Alisa Perry, Garry Davey, Jean Wyenberg, Donna Deacon, Mark Smith. Front row: Eric Andersen, Catherine Andersen, Lawrence Spero, Peter Dzierzawa, Lesley Hazeldine, John Hague, Konrad Mauch, Charlie Cheffins.

Director Miranda Holmes on why Inherit the Wind is still so relevant

Tennessean-turned-Gabriolan Victor Anthony to play Reverend Brown in Monkey Trial play

Sounder review: Holy Monkey Trial

Flying Shingle review: Inherit the Wind’ begs comparison between Harperism, McCarthyism

MAY 2014

Flyer BroadwayConfusion abounds in this year’s One-Act Play Festival. 

Director Anne Drozd on The Way of All Fish: “Elaine May has written a delightful play, featuring a teeter-totter of power between two women, and I have been fortunate that Joyce and Madeleine have been willing to star in it. As in any good play, all is not what it seems, and it has been my pleasure to watch the actors find the nuances and voices of their characters. I hope you enjoy the test of wills – and the push up contest!

Director Miranda Holmes on Theatrical Digs by Jean McConnell: “On the surface, Theatrical Digs may seem “deeply superficial”, but it has an underlying message which I love – and suspect will resonate with many audience members. As Maggie teaches Pascaline, you should never underestimate an older woman.”

Director Mark Smith on Variations on the Death of Trotsky: “David Ives is a very good writer. Here, he’s transformed a major his­torical figure into a theoretician so out of touch with the real world he has to be told he has an ice-axe sticking out of his head… and it goes on from there. I as director and you as the au­dience are fortunate that the Speros agreed to bring Leon and Mrs. Trotsky to so many different lives. We have the added benefit of Alex Dewar, fresh from appearances as the defendant in two courtroom dramas, showing us his sunny, happy side as a garden­er. Sort of. I hope you enjoy this as much as we have.”

One-Act Play Festival cast. Back row, left to right: Joyce Ashley and Madeleine Ani (The Way of All Fish), Lawrence Spero, Tessa Spero and Alex Dewar (Variations on the Death of Trotsky). Seated: Donna Deacon and Catherine Andersen (Theatrical Digs). Photo © Chris Bowers.

One-Act Play Festival cast. Back row, left to right: Joyce Ashley and Madeleine Ani (The Way of All Fish), Lawrence Spero, Tessa Spero and Alex Dewar (Variations on the Death of Trotsky). Seated: Donna Deacon and Catherine Andersen (Theatrical Digs). Photo © Chris Bowers.

Flying Shingle review:  Players once more reduce the GBQ

JULY 2014

OGP-posterSomething new for Gabriola Players – an al fresco staged reading of On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. Directed by Steve O’Neil.

Flying Shingle review: Players ‘On Golden Pond’ lives up to its story

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