St Luke’s Players announces 2014-2015 season, their 66th. Victoria BC.
Long before professional theatre made its way to Victoria, community theatre groups formed. They continue to flourish today, with St Luke’s Players being one of the oldest. Have a look at their 2014-2015 season. Season tickets are now on sale, and for the first time you can purchase tickets to the ever popular (and sold-out months in advance) Christmas panto with your season’s passes. A word to the wise–if you only want tickets to the Panto, be sure to get them as soon as they go on sale in November for they are gone in a flash. Tickets are only available at outlets and cannot be purchased online.
Steel Magnolias a drama/comedy by Robert Harling
October 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm
Matinees: October 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2 pm
Directed by Don Keith
Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. Filled with humor and heartbreak, these “Steel Magnolias” make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfold.
Snow White and the Magnificent Seven Dwarfs— a panto by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark
December 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 and January 2 at 7:30 pm
Matinees: December 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, January 1 and 3 at 2 pm
Directed by Allan Hayes
Take a trip to the Wild West in this innovative reworking of the classic fairy tale! Snow White, heiress to the ‘Happy Ever After Cattle’ ranch, is the fairest girl on the prairie – but her wicked and jealous stepmother, Widow Blackheart, plots to separate her from her fortune! Can Snow White survive her treacherous schemes and win the hand of Sheriff Vince Charming? A band of seven brave miners, her lifelong friend, Nanny Oakley, a pantomime horse and a brainless idiot, Silly Billy the Kid, are there to help her!
Victoria’s House — a mystery/ghost story by Fred Carmichael
March 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm
Matinees: March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2 pm
Directed by Jon Scheer
Neil and Victoria Bannister have returned from their honeymoon to Victoria’s House. All should be bright in the new couple’s life but Victoria has fallen ill and even though her husband administers her special medicine, her health worsens. When Victoria dies, the house seems to come alive to seek revenge. The play is intricately woven and features some fine moments of theatrical surprise, both real and unreal. With chills and thrills this play recaptures the fine art of the turn of the 19th century Gothic romance and mystery.
Barely Heirs— a comedy/farce by David Lassig
May 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm
Matinees: 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 2 pm
Directed by Neville Owen and Sharon Sutherland
Jane is about to inherit a fortune. The only stipulation is that she has to be married for six months before inheriting. All would have gone without a hitch had Jane really been married. With the help of her neighbour’s husband, Tom, she just needs to keep the truth from the lawyer; Tom’s wife, Claire; Jane’s ex-boyfriend; Jane’s mother and a cop. It sounds as if things are about to get a little complicated…!