2016/17 Season


The Laramie Project

On October 12, 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard was gay and his vicious murder shocked the nation.
Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie to interview the residents. The award-winning The Laramie Project is the result of those conversations.
Gabriola Players launches its 2016/17 season with a staged reading of this incredibly moving play.
Directed by Jean Wyenberg
Performances at the Rollo Centre: September 9, 10 and 11


The Return of Robin HoodThis year marks the completion of a great trilogy. First playwright Robin Bailes and director Miranda Holmes brought Gabriola the world premiere of Will Shakespeare The Panto. Last year they brought us Robin Hood and His Merry Men. And rounding things off this year – yes, you guessed it – it’s The Return of Robin Hood.
The Sheriff of Nottingham has been banished. The Merry Men are enjoying their retired status. And Robin has been enjoying several years of “domestic bliss” with Marian. But what’s this? A new villain – with an even more villainous mother? Time for Robin to come out of retirement! (No matter how much Marian may object.)
Directed by Miranda Holmes
Auditions: Tuesday 23 August at 7pm at the Rollo Centre (rehearsals start mid-September)
Performances at the Community Hall: November 25, 26 and 27

MARCH 2017

One-Act Plays 2017
Although the programme for our popular festival of one-act plays has yet to be finalised, we are happy to announce that once again the show will include a new one-act play written by a Gabriolan.
Our 2017 offering will be Lesley Hazeldine’s lovely play The Family Visit.
Auditions: December 6 at 7pm at the Rollo Centre
Performances at the Rollo Centre: March 10, 11 and 12

MAY 2017

The Motor TradeThey’re the guys we love to hate: the used car salesmen.
It’s Saturday morning at Dorval Motors. There’s a blizzard outside. Phil’s wife has just left him. He is being audited by Revenue Canada. His longtime partner Dan wants out of the car business. And it’s not even noon yet.
Vintage Norm Foster.
Directed by Dave Innell
Auditions: March 21
Performances at the Rollo: May 26, 27 and 28

JULY 2017


 As You Like It
 Workshop registration: June 4, 2:00 pm, Rollo Centre
 Performances:  July 7, 8 and 9


Gabriola Players would like to offer a huge thank you – for the fourth year running! – to our season sponsor
roberts-placeWe would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for supporting our 2016/17 season. We could not do what we do without them. Please let them know that you, too, appreciate their support of theatre on Gabriola.
Arbutus Building Supplies
Carol Martin
Colleen’s Home and Fashion Centre
Gabriola Arts Council
Gabriola Automotive
The Haven
Island Meat and Deli
Madeleine Ani Law
Mad Rona’s
Mid Island Co-op
Nature Spirit Earth Market
New Society Publishing
Raven Pet Feed and Pet Supplies
Sheila Malcolmson MP
Silva Bay Inn
Surf Lodge
Village Foods

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