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WCT Presents: Kamloopa
Thursday September 13, 2018 to Saturday September 22, 2018
The Pavillion Theatre
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Written and Directed by KIM SENKLIP HARVEY
Produced in association with Persephone Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis N?k?n?win Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
How do you discover yourself when Columbus already did?
Come along on a trip to Kamloopa, one of the largest powwows in the world. Two Indigenous sisters and a rambunctious trickster hit the road from Vancouver to Kamloops to face the world head-on, and come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from. A raucous comedy about courage, identity, and reclaiming the power of your ancestry.
WCT 2018/2019 Season
Western Canada Theatre is excited to announce its 2018-19 Season, filled with terrific comedy, drama, music, and family fun, plus a touch of the unexpected! These are plays Artistic Director James MacDonald chose because they reflect who we are as Kamloopsians: big-hearted neighbours with a spirit of adventure, joy, and humanity.
Our Sagebrush season opens with the action, drama, and romance of Vern Thiessen’s Vimy to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. We follow that with a festive, toe-tapping, family holiday celebration, Elf: The Musical, based on the very popular movie. We then ring in the New Year with a new play, the world premiere of Meet My Sister, a quirky sibling-rivalry comedy with a Kamloops connection. Next, you’ll be dancing in the aisles to the international hit jukebox musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. And whether you’re a parent or a child, or both, of any age, you’ll be sure to identify with Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, the newest generation of the hilarious and touching shows that have swept the world.
In the Pavilion, we offer theatrically diverse experiences – and a touch of risk and experimentation – with the world premiere of a raucous new comedy set right in our backyard called Kamloopa and the presentation of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s lyrical and beautiful Empire of the Son. We also have a return engagement of our 2016 sell-out production of Made in Italy for a limited time in February.
For the very young, Stage One Theatre School alumnus Randi Edmundson will bring her talents back to Kamloops with Freddie in the Neighbourhood, a family-friendly puppet show, and we will have our ever-popular 8th Annual Hallowe’en Family Dance Party. For our young adult audiences, Wednesday night’s Students’ Club at the Sagebrush Theatre will continue for high school and university students, joining with the participants of all ages of the Yac with Mac pre-show chats.
We are proud of the number of WCT productions that will be on the road this season, including earlier seasons’ GLORY and Made in Italy and this season’s Kamloopa and Vimy, carrying the names of Kamloops and WCT across British Columbia and western Canada.
We look forward to seeing you at this funny, touching, musical, adventurous season! We just can’t wait to get started, and to see you all there under the footlights in the fall of 2018
Location Information: The Pavillion Theatre
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1025 Lorne Street,
The Pavilion Theatre is Western Canada Theatre’s intimate 165 seat “black box” theatre, which also doubles as our rehearsal hall. The Pavilion Theatre is home to The Kamloops Live! Box Office and The Western Canada Theatre administration offices. The theatre is located at 1025 Lorne Street (corner of 10th and Lorne) in the heart of Kamloops.
For further information, contact Terri Runnalls (Facilities Manager) at 250-372-3216 ext 22 or [email protected].