SOAP Theatre has rescheduled the five upcoming performances of Flaming Idiots to November 2020. If you are already a ticket holder for this show, your ticket remains valid for the new time slot as follows:
If you cannot attend on your new date, please email Venables Theatre at email@example.com or leave a voice message at 250-498-1626. Theatre staff will get back to you in the next week or so with an option to attend Flaming Idiots on a different night, or to exchange your ticket to attend one of SOAP’s other two shows next season. SOAP’s full 2020 Season will be announced March 31! If you cannot attend any of SOAP’s 2020-2021 shows, they can discuss options for a credit towards purchase of any show at Venables next season, or if necessary, a refund of your purchase price.
Thank you for patience and understanding.
Due to current need for social distancing to 'flatten the curve' of new COVID-19 infections, we have no choice but to postpone our spring presentation of Flaming Idiots, previously scheduled to play at the Venables Theatre from April 24 to May 2.
We hope to reschedule Flaming Idiots as part of our 2020-2021 Season. Over the next week, we will explore our options for cancelling one of our other 2020-2021 shows to make room for this postponement. We ask for your patience as we finalize these changes.
Once new dates are announced, SOAP will work with the Venables Theatre ticket office to reach out and accommodate the needs of our customers. We expect to keep existing tickets valid for the new show dates. But, if the new show dates do not work for you, we will be happy exchange your tickets for other SOAP shows or offer to cancel your existing tickets in exchange for Venables Theatre credit in the form of a gift certificate, which can then be applied to the purchase of any tickets at the Venables Theatre next season.
Please check back with us next week for further details. We plan to announce our new plans for Flaming Idiots on or before March 27.
Born Yesterday wrapped up on February 15 to great, appreciative crowds. The show became an audience favourite as Friday-Saturday numbers on the closing weekend more than doubled the Saturday-Sunday crowds the weekend before. "This growth in numbers is likely directly attributed to the great word-of-mouth in the community, arising from fantastic performances by this talented cast the weekend before," speculated director, Tom Szalay. There were over 770 audience members who took in this show, including an energetic crowd of 240 on closing night. "It's always great to end on a standing ovation from a large house!"
What Local Audience Members said:
“We highly recommend this play. Everything about it was outstanding – casting, acting, sets, costumes. Besides being highly entertaining, it has an uncomfortable message about our world today even though it was written in 1946. This should not be missed.” – Cheryl Dumais
“Wow! What a terrific play. The set was amazing as were the costumes. The story Written by Garson Kanin was thought provoking and so topical – I loved the connections to the politics of today ... what talented people! Don’t miss this production! We are very fortunate to have such talented actors, directors and production crews in this valley!! Thank you!” – Birgit Arnstein
“Another fantastic performance by SOAP THEATRE! Everyone was sooo good and perfectly cast! Jenn, your accent rocked! Nathan, we wanted to get up and punch you countless times! Great job, Tom Szalay, your cast and crew were great!” – Angela Stuart
“Great play and great acting, enjoyable evening.” – Dan Clark
“Went and saw the show this afternoon. It was fabulous and we are so lucky to have these performances here. Congratulations to all the performers on a good show. Can’t say enough good things about it and highly recommend it.” - Marg Harkness
“Great show!!!” – Larry & Claire Schwartzenberger
"This is an awesome performance. The local actors are amazing. So much work and time spent, thank you." - Sandra Lawton
Don't miss our next show, Flaming Idiots, from April 24 and May 2.
Great job as always by our costumer, Bernice, and our set designer/builder, Craig.
See more photos and full show details on our Born Yesterday show page.
The show is looking great. We open on February 7!
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Some shots from Venables Theatre during the run of Bob's Your Elf, from November 29 to December 7, 2019
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