Stratford Director returns to Victoria to direct “The Grapes of Wrath”

Join Year II students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) as they present The Grapes of Wrath, directed by former Stratford actor and associate director Darcy Evans.  I’ve been a dedicated supporter of CCPA since my second son attended and graduated. He’s now living in Toronto, and busy with his artistic career.  It’s important to me to give back to an educational institution that provides training in the arts.  College graduates can be seen on stages and screens around the world. Audiences in Victoria have the fantastic opportunity to see them before they are “big names”.

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“Intense and provocative material like this provide such strong learning opportunities for our performers,” says the College’s Artistic & Education Director Darold Roles “So many of our students will perform on stages across Canada and around the world, once they graduate and this experience gives them a great head start on their careers”.

The Grapes of Wrath is a Tony-Award winning play based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by John Steinbeck and adapted by Frank Galati. Director Darcy Evans has put his unique stamp on this compelling production. He was the Associate Director for Little Women on Broadway (starring Sutton Foster) and remounted the Broadway staging for the first U.S. national tour (starring Maureen McGovern). During his 7 seasons as an actor and associate director with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, his credits include: Dangerous Liaisons (assistant director), To Kill a Mockingbird (associate director), Fuente Ovejuna, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Patience, The Three Musketeers, Hello, Dolly! (Associate Director),

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, directed by Darcy Evan
February 22-23. Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2 and 7:30pm
CCPA Performance Hall. 1701 Elgin Rd.
Tickets: Adults $22 Seniors $20, Students $15
(Tickets on sale at McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121)

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  1. Karen Pidcock says

    Where will I find the CCPA performing place in Victoria..i.e. closest to what other street on 1701 Elgin Rd?

    I’m visiting Victoria.

    thanks, am seriously considering bringing my sister & daughter to Grapes of Wrath Saturday

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