Obviously it was gutting when we had to make the sad decision to pull the plug, for the second year in a row, on staging a panto this year. But we will be back online with Christmas Crackers 2, featuring three brand new plays by Gabriola playwrights.
A warning that this is not a show for the kiddies. We’ll get something up on our YouTube channel for them.
We very much hope that by spring 2022 it will be back to business as normal and plan to offer the following.
The final list of works to be staged for our always popular One-Act Play Festival has yet to be confirmed, but we do anticipate that it will again feature new plays by Gabriolan playwrights
The Festival will be performed at the Rollo Centre Thursday to Saturday, March 10 to 12 at 7pm and Sunday, March 13 at 2pm.
Ken Ludwig’s play Dear Jack, Dear Louise, described as a “poignant, funny tribute to the enduring power of love”, is based on the World War 2 correspondence between the playwright’s parents. The play begins with army doctor Jack Ludwig, based in Oregon, writes an introductory letter to aspiring Broadway performer Louise Rabiner. It isn’t “love at first write”, but, as the war continues and the letters keep flowing, love definitely follows.
Dear Jack, Dear Louise will be directed by Jean Wyenberg and performed at the Rollo Centre May 12 to 14 at 7pm, May 15 at 2pm
Back by popular demand, the play that first put the Bard in the Garden on Gabriola, Shakespeare’s delightful A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Once again you are invited to bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic. As always, 50% of ticket sales will be donated to People for a Healthy Community.
Three staged readings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Commons on Friday and Saturday July 8 and 9 at 6pm (note earlier than usual start) and Sunday, July 10 at 2pm.