All shows performed at Venables Theatre unless otherwise noted.
The cast and crew of The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon had a great Sunday afternoon moving and erecting their set on stage at the Venables Theatre. Watch 3 hours work in 2 minutes! We're all getting pumped for Opening Night this Friday, February 3.
Here is your chance to shine! Auditions for our spring production of 7 Stories by Canadian playwright Morris Panych are scheduled early in the New Year, as follows:
This dark comedy is set on the seventh storey ledge of an apartment building, in front of several windows. The protagonist, simply named “Man", stands on the ledge, contemplating a jump, but he is constantly delayed by interruptions from the individuals in the apartments behind him.
We are looking for 5 male and 4 female actors of various ages. Character descriptions are available now on our audition page. Script excerpts for you to read before your audition will be added soon. Various minor parts and behind the scenes roles will also be available (e.g. lights, sound, set, props, costumes, make-up, stagehands, etc.)
Congratulations! & What's Next?
Congratulations go out to the full cast and crew of Knickers! a 'Brief' Comedy, which wrapped up at the Venables Theatre on Saturday November 5. Thank you to all of our patrons who came out to see the show and a special thank you to Jen Jenson, our Director, who also juggled Producer, Stage Manager, Poster Designer, Promotions and a host of other duties! Check out our Knickers Archives Page for pictures and other information!
So what's next? A well-deserved rest? No chance . . . We are diving straight into rehearsals for our next production, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W.O. Mitchell, scheduled to be on the Venables stage from February 3 to February 11. This is a fine, old-fashioned, funny story, firmly set in the Canadian prairies, as you'd expect from Mitchell. You might even call it a "sweeping" saga. Visit our Black Bonspiel Show Page for full details annd ticket links.
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Only two shows remaing in our fall production of Knickers! a Brief Comedy by Sarah Quick, playing at the Venables Theatre in Oliver on Friday-Saturday November 4-5 at 7:30 pm.
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Although this is not a SOAP Theatre production, SOAP is providing financial sponsorship, on-line exposure and some use of its faciliities to support the independant production of Double D Diner, written and directed by Jim Dinwoodie of Osoyoos BC.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a live theatre production? To hear the roar of a crowd as you take your much deserved bows? To feel the excitement of standing backstage before the curtain rises? To desperately hope you remember the next line?
A brief synopsis of the play is listed below. Jim is looking for two young male actors (20-30 years of age) to join his motley crew of colourful characters.
After spending over 30 years working and living in various ‘tourist towns' throughout British Columbia, local playwright Jim Dinwoodie has discovered that they all have one thing in common; the local coffee shop. These places are often the heart and soul of a town and the gathering spot for some of the community's most interesting characters. Characters who names may change from town to town but are all basically the same people. Characters who have frequently solved all sorts of problems, ranging from World Peace to what's wrong with Silly Hall. Jim has brought all these people together for one night in the “Double D Diner”. So order a large Mocha, maybe a fresh baked muffin or scone, grab a corner table and see what happens when our beloved locals (maybe someone you know or even yourself) meet the New City Guy. Will he be accepted into their community or be run out of town?
Theatre Festival Follow-up
All are welcome to attend the auditions, including those interested in technical aspects such as
set construction, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, etc.
Theatre BC Workshops
Interested in Theatre?
Consider attending a workshop during the Mainstage Theatre Festival in Vernon
Workshop dates are July 12 - 15, 2022.
Workshops are listed below. Visit the Theatre BC Website for full details and registration links.