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2014/15 Season

This was a big year for Gabriola Players.
In 2004, nine brave Gabriola women gave it their all in a performance of The Vagina Monologues. Out of this venture, Gabriola Players was born.

SEPTEMBER 2014

It only seemed right to launch our 10th anniversary season with a Readers Theatre revival of this sad, smart and sassy play.
vagina-monologuesBy Eve Ensler  Directed by Jean Wyenberg
Friday, September 19 at 7pm   Saturday, September 20 at 2pm and 7pm.
The Rollo Centre
Mature themes and strong language.
To read Sounder review, click here.
Monologuers from left to right: Miranda Holmes, Michelle Young, Laura Johnson, Margaret Litt, Liz Ciocea, Alisa Perry, Adrienne Vance and Sheila Malcolmson.

Monologuers from left to right: Miranda Holmes, Michelle Young, Laura Johnson, Margaret Litt, Liz Ciocea, Alisa Perry, Adrienne Vance and Sheila Malcolmson.

OCTOBER 2014

The women have had their turn. Now it’s time for the men with a Readers Theatre production of
12-angry-men_0By Reginald Rose  Directed by Anne Drozd
Friday, October 24 at 7pm. Saturday, October 25 at 2pm and 7pm.
The Rollo Centre
Mature themes.
Cast from left to right: Peter Dzierzawa, Cec Ashley, Dave Innell, Konrad Mauch, Erik Andersen, Alex Dewar, Henk Blok, Steve O’Neill. Seated: Dean Clark, Tom Cameron, Gerry Stefanson, Joe Di Cara, Lawrence Spero.

Cast from left to right: Peter Dzierzawa, Cec Ashley, Dave Innell, Konrad Mauch, Erik Andersen, Alex Dewar, Henk Blok, Steve O’Neill. Seated: Dean Clark, Tom Cameron, Gerry Stefanson, Joe Di Cara, Lawrence Spero.

NOVEMBER 2014

And now for something completely different. In a departure from our usual fairy tale-themed pantomine, this year we will be presenting the world premiere of
wstp flyer 1Directed by Miranda Holmes
Don’t worry, all the familiar elements are there: a villain to boo, a hero to cheer on, a damsel in distress to be saved.
Is this show fun for all the family? Oh, yes it is!
Friday, November 28 at 7pm. Saturday, November 29 at 2pm and 7pm. Sunday, November 30 at 2pm.
Suitable for all ages.
Sounder review.
The wonderful cast of Will Shakespeare The Panto. Back row: Alex Dewar, Aleksandra Brzozowski, Joe DiCara, Sam Hooton, Ginny Lowes, Herb Metcalfe, Trish Gray, Paul O’Sullivan, Nadine Mourao, John Gooding, Lesley Hazeldine, Nick Squires, Cec Ashley. Front row: Dave Hallam, Chalise Giosia, Jean Wyenberg, Jenn Fenan, BJ Godson, Steve Elder.

The wonderful cast of Will Shakespeare The Panto. Back row: Alex Dewar, Aleksandra Brzozowski, Joe DiCara, Sam Hooton, Ginny Lowes, Herb Metcalfe, Trish Gray, Paul O’Sullivan, Nadine Mourao, John Gooding, Lesley Hazeldine, Nick Squires, Cec Ashley. Front row: Dave Hallam, Chalise Giosia, Jean Wyenberg, Jenn Fenan, BJ Godson, Steve Elder.

MARCH 2015

JennyDirected by Ginny Lowes
Set in a whorehouse in Baxter Springs, Kansas in 1871, Jenny’s House of Joy has been described by reviewers as “funny, touching and ripe with comic surprises.”
Friday, March 13 at 7pm. Saturday March 14 at 2pm and 7pm. Sunday, March 15 at 2pm
Rollo Centre
Mature themes.
Cast, l-r: Nancy Jenner, Jean Wyenberg, Donna Deacon, Madeleine Ani and Aleksandra Brozowski.

Cast, left to right: Nancy Jenner, Jean Wyenberg, Donna Deacon, Madeleine Ani and Aleksandra Brozowski.

Audience review.

MAY 2015

As a special highlight of our 10th anniversary season, the 2015 Festival of One-Act Plays will feature works by Gabriola Playwrights.
OAP 2015 posterSounder article.
Back row (l-r) the cast of That’s Nice by Anne M. Holmes: Cec Ashley, Roger Carter, Madeleine Ani, Miranda Holmes, Donna Deacon, and Jenn Feenan. Front row: Peter Dzierzawa and Linda St. Clair (Eyes of a Blue Dog by Mark Smith), Nick Squire, Joyce Ashley, Dave Innell and BJ Godson (Lemon Yellow Laces by Dennis Johnston).

Back row (l-r) the cast of That’s Nice by Anne M. Holmes: Cec Ashley, Roger Carter, Madeleine Ani, Miranda Holmes, Donna Deacon, and Jenn Feenan. Front row: Peter Dzierzawa and Linda St. Clair (Eyes of a Blue Dog by Mark Smith), Nick Squire, Joyce Ashley, Dave Innell and BJ Godson (Lemon Yellow Laces by Dennis Johnston).

JUNE 2015

With the success of our July 2014 alfresco performance of On Golden Pond, a new season feature was born. What else could we possibly stage outdoors in June?
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Readers Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (adapted by Garry Davey).
Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 6pm. Sunday, June 28 at 2pm.
775 Seagirt Road.
Suitable for all ages.
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The Dream Team, left to right: Catherine Andersen, Cec Ashley, Joyce Ashley, Bob Weenk, Jean Wyenberg, Joe DiCara, Miranda Holmes, Adela Torchia, Donna Deacon, Peter Dzierzawa, Aleksandra Brozowski, Lawrence Spero, Dave Innell.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Gabriola Players would like to thank our 2014/15 season sponsor, ROBERT’S PLACE, and the many local businesses which have taken out season ads in our programmes. Their backing allows us to continue to thrive.
When you patronise these businesses, please let them know that you appreciate their support of community theatre on Gabriola.
Arbutus Lumber
Carol Martin
Colleen’s
Co-op
Gabriola Arts Council
Gabriola Automotive
Gulf Island Air
Haven Resort
Island Pharmacy
McMahons
New Society Publishers
North Road Sports
Old Crow
Raven Feed
Silva Bay Resort
Topographics
Village Foods
Woodfire

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