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CHEMAINUS THEATRE FESTIVAL 2010 A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE

2010

STRINDBERG’S EASTER THE SUNSHINE BOYS GUYS AND DOLLS WINGFIELD’S PROGRESS A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE THE PLAYBILL DINING ROOM THE GALLERY

Chemainus Theatre Festival 9737 Chemainus Rd, Bag #1000 Chemainus, British Columbia Canada V0R 1K0 Administration 250.246.9800 Box Office 250.246.9820 1.800.565.7738 info@chemainustheatre.ca www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca Artistic Director Mark DuMez Managing Director Randal Huber Photography David Cooper Art Direction James A Glen Costume Coordination Norma Bowen Photo credits Page 2, left to right - top to bottom David Thomson & Anna Kuman; Ryan Beil; Ensemble Dawn Petten & Todd Thomson, Aviva Armour-ostroff & Haley Carr Pages 24, left to right Samantha Currie & Don Noble, Chemainus Mural Native Heritage Page 26, left to right Meghan Gardiner, Ensemble, Maureen Thomas & John Krich

Charitable Tax Number BN #140012428RR0001

Artistic Director Mark DuMez


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“Dwell in Possibility.” Emily Dickinson

fter eight wonderful years at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, it is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to my first official season – a season built on inspired artistry, a search for the all embracing, well told story and an unrelenting quest for hope. When Walt Wingfield returns to his farm and uproots laughter, Strindberg explores a family’s last chance or Scrooge’s grimace is altered by a joyful spirit he can not shake, we are reminded this season of possibility. We’ve got all kinds of classics, six Canadian authors, exciting new work and Nicola Cavendish directing. This year, we’re also expanding our Kidzplay programming to introduce accessible Discovery Programs for even more ages! It’s an exciting season drawn from a wide range of plays – all told by some of the most exciting artists you’ll find in Canada! This season is designed for you, our patrons, who deserve diversity, pleasure and a good time! This shared act of creation includes a great meal, a stroll through the gallery, and a fantastic show – it’s like a good conversation with great friends. Join us in our seaside village. Get together, dwell in possibility.

Mark DuMez Artistic Director

The Chemainus Theatre Festival Experience Live Professional Theatre The Playbill Dining Room The Gallery 3


Patsy Cline a closer walk with

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 27 A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE by Dean Regan starring Sara-Jeanne Hosie Featuring 20 hits including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, Sweet Dreams and I Fall to Pieces. Follow Patsy’s climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to the Grand Ole’ Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall! With a five-piece band, rave reviews across the continent and the first time the show has run on Vancouver Island in over a decade – this is a show you don’t want to miss!

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND

“I'm gonna be something one of these days.” Patsy Cline

Sara-Jeanne Hosie

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EASTER

MARCH 11 TO APRIL 3

Strindberg’s

STRINDBERG’S EASTER by August Strindberg Innovatively staged, this classic drama explores possibility, transformation and hope. A fallen family with an unpaid debt is held in the hands of a vicious creditor. Eleonora, the outcast sister, returns to further disturb the house in this intriguing plot from one of the world’s finest playwrights.

CLASSIC DRAMA

“So you see, there exists a grace which is finer than justice, and that is mercy.” August Strindberg

Nick Singer

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THE unshine oys

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APRIL 15 TO JUNE 5 THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon Directed by Nicola Cavendish

The Odd Couple meets Abbott and Costello in this hilarious comedy. Willie and Al were in vaudeville together, now frustration keeps them apart. CBS wants them back for a History of Comedy special and the laughs begin to fly as the two reunite.

LAUGH ‘TILL IT HURTS

“It’s ham on wry... Simon’s sure footed craftsmanship and his one liners are as exquisitely apt as ever.” N.Y. Post

Phil Gibbs & Roger Carr

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Guys &

Dolls

JUNE 17 TO SEPTEMBER 11 GUYS AND DOLLS A Musical Fable of Broadway music & lyrics by Frank Loesser book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon Ten Tonys, seven Laurence Olivier and six Drama Desk Awards make this show an undeniable hit! Enjoy Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat, Luck Be A Lady and Take Back Your Mink along with the unforgettable Sky Masterson, Sarah Brown and Miss Adelaide – it’s a show that has been described as the perfect musical comedy. Gangsters, card sharks, night club headliners and the Salvation Army fall in, and out, and back in love again, in this high octane New York fable.

BROADWAY MUSICAL

DUNCAN IRON WORKS

Lindsey Angell & Michael Shewchuk

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S ’ D L E I F G N I W OGRESS PR

SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 30 WINGFIELD’S PROGRESS by Dan Needles Starring Rod Beattie In his second season on the farm Walt faces a new challenge. The spectre of urban development looms on the Seventh Concession and Walt sounds the alarm. Can he mobilize the neighbourhood to save the rustic splendor of Larkspur? Does Larkspur want to be saved? Wingfield is back at its side-splitting best in this sequel to Letter From Wingfield Farm.

HILARIOUS CANADIANA

“Pure comic gold.” The Toronto Star

Rod Beattie

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NOVEMBER 11 TO JANUARY 8 A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens adapted by Jeremy Tow The most loved ghost story of all time! Ebenezer Scrooge cares only about money and himself – he makes excuses for his cruel life until three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. Thrill your senses – this lovely adaptation is full of carols and holiday cheer.

HOLIDAY TREAT

“God bless us, every one!”

Brian Leadbetter & Riely deGroot

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2010 MAINSTAGE A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE

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2010 MAINSTAGE

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WINGFIELD’S PROGRESS

KIDZPLAY MUNSCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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Sunday Matinee with Brunch

Matinee and Weeknight

Friday and Saturday Evening

MAINSTAGE TICKET PRICING 2010

$48

$56

$64 THEATRE WITH BUFFET

A $2 development fee applies to all tickets. GST applies to all prices

Patsy Cline, Strindberg’s Easter, Sunshine Boys, Wingfield’s Progress $54

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$70 Guys & Dolls, A Christmas Carol

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$40 THEATRE PERFORMANCE Patsy Cline, Strindberg’s Easter, Sunshine Boys, Wingfield’s Progress

$39

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$46 Guys & Dolls, A Christmas Carol all prices subject to change.

NEW SIMPLY SUNDAYS MATINEE WITH BRUNCH PREVIEWS $15 Festival Seating CHILDREN Ages 4 to 12 are half price. STUDENT $22 A student is any person with student ID. GROUPS Group rates are available for 14 or more Adults. Call 1.877.247.4161 SCHOOL Student Matinees may be set up BOOKINGS for school groups. Call 1.877.247.4161 DISCOVERY see page 23 PROGRAMS

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INFORMATION & SCHEDULES 2010 PLAYBILL The Buffet is open before every DINING performance. A carve is offered every ROOM evening. Please mention food allergies at the time of booking. For Special Occasion Tableside Service, call our Executive Chef 250.246.9806

SHOW & SEATING TIMES MATINEES Theatre at 2pm. Dining room seating begins at 11:45am. EVENINGS Theatre at 8pm. Dining room seating begins at 5:45pm. TALK BACK On Wednesday evenings, the actors join the audience after the show for questions and discussion.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS BOX OFFICE Theatre Performances, Pre-show Buffet and Theatre Getaway Packages 1.800.565.7738 or 250.246.9820 POLICIES • Tickets are non-refundable. • Exchanges may be made with 3 days notice prior to the show date. A $3 charge applies per exchange. • A $2 development fee applies to all tickets. • GST applies to all prices. • Information & prices subject to change. • No Babes in Arms. In consideration of our patrons and performers, children three and under will not be admitted to performances. (except KidzPlay Series) FREE PARKING For patrons behind the theatre. GIFT CERTIFICATES The creative gift for all occasions. SEASON TICKETS On sale to the public Oct 16, 2009.


8 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR MONEY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

If you become a Season Ticket Holder you can save up to 20%. Buy a package experience – theatre with dinner – and save. Come to a Preview Night and you’ll pay only $15 for your ticket. NEW in 2010 – Simply Sundays Matinee with Brunch – the brunch is fabulous and you’ll save up to 15%. Looking for a lower ticket price? Buy a weekday matinee/evening performance. Buy a Coupon Book! Theatre Performance Tickets are Two for One. Look for these books: Lifestyle, Entertainment and Fiesta.

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iscovery Programs

KIDZPLAY Jul 7 to Aug 21 MUNSCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Based on the stories by Robert Munsch adapted by Debbie Patterson For ages 4 and up $11 Munsch with Shakespearean punch – fun, wacky and slightly irreverent, a crazy trip through the outrageous stories of one of Canada’s best loved authors! DISCOVERY Aug 25 to Sep 18 THE REMARKABLE EMILY CARR by Susan Shillingford adapted for stage from the writings of Emily Carr For ages 10 and up $15 The great Canadian painter searches for her unique point of view from Victoria to London – a poetic, historic and thought provoking work. KIDZPLAY Dec 18 to Dec 31 WILDE HOLIDAY SHORTS A Theatre of Creation Project For ages 6 and up $11

Student Tickets from $12-$22 (with valid student ID). Group Rates – 14 or more people – you get a great deal in 2010, save 15%.

This unique holiday staging of Oscar Wilde’s short stories for kids includes The Happy Prince and The Remarkable Rocket. Check it out.

All discounts are based on availability and apply only at the time of purchase.

Four packs available – buy three and get one free!

1.800.565.7738

www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca Marissa Dingle


THE CHEMAINUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE ABOUT US The acclaimed Chemainus Theatre Festival is a favourite theatre destination for over 80,000 patrons a year! This theatre company, one of the largest performing arts organizations in western Canada, has been entertaining and inspiring audiences since 1993. Your theatre holiday will be a delight in the boutique village of Chemainus.

THE Join us in Chemainus for an EXPERIENCE exceptional Theatre Experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! This company is renowned for producing live professional theatre with guest artists, designers, and actors from across North America.

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PLAYBILL Don’t miss out on the delightful DINING ambiance and the great food in ROOM the Playbill Dining Room, open before every matinee and evening show. This impressive buffet, prepared by our Executive Chef, offers an amazing selection of culinary delights with a new menu inspired by the changing season and the theme of each show. Live musical entertainment sets the mood.

THE GALLERY If you are an art lover or simply GIFT SHOP love to shop, The Gallery is a wonderful place to visit. Showcasing over 100 BC artisans, you will find things that are fantastic, functional and most definitely original in every price range. The works of guest artists are featured in the upper and lower levels of the theatre. Don’t miss this beautiful gallery.

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CHEMAINUS Visitors stay in Chemainus to get away from busy city life – there are no parking meters and no traffic problems! All of the small eclectic shops are owned by folks with a kinship to the arts. Regional artists have found a niche in this boutique village by the sea. The giant out-door murals depicting the heritage of Chemainus have been attracting thousands of visitors since 1982. Talk to a real person – call the Visitor’s Information Centre 250-246-3944. www.tourismchemainus.com

THE THEATRE Call us and book a Theatre Getaway. GETAWAY Your package will include a pre-show matinee or evening buffet in the Playbill, a Theatre Performance, accommodations at the Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn and breakfast. Prices, based on double occupancy, range from $186 to $297 (taxes not included). Many of our charming Bed & Breakfasts offer theatre packages that will delight. These listings are on page 28.

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FOR THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL Member noun Definition: one who makes an annual charitable gift to the Festival. Membership is your key to opening the world of theatre and fully enriching your Chemainus Theatre Experience! From advance ticket ordering, backstage tours, wine & cheese receptions and play readings, to dining with the Artistic Director…. a host of special opportunities await you. The Festival is a not-forprofit charity and relies on the support of individuals to continue creating great theatre. Become a Member and join us on the front lines and behind the scenes for the 2010 season.

Become a Member! Contact the Membership Office. Phone: 250.246.9800 ext 7240 Email: members@chemainustheatre.ca

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BED & BREAKFAST A Scented Garden 250-246-6796 www.ascentedgardenbb.com A Small World 250-246-9962 www.asmallworld.ca Bird Song & Castlebury Cottage 250-246-9910 www.romanticbb.com By the Beach 250-416-0175 www.bythebeachbb.com Chemainus Tudor Inn 250-246-2393 www.tudorinn.ca Jarid’s Corner 250-246-4938 www.jaridscorner.ca Summerley Bed & Breakfast 250-246-9104 www.summerlyinchemainus.com

FABULOUS FOODS

Playbill Dining Room 1-800-565-7738 in the Chemainus Theatre Utopia Bakery Café 250-246-9992 www.utopiabakery.com Open Everyday 6am-6pm

SHOPS & SERVICES The Gallery 1-250-246-9806 ext 4 in the Chemainus Theatre The Golden Hanger 250-416-0371 City fashions small town prices

See the exhibits in the 100 acre living museum located just north of Duncan on the Island Hwy. For more info visit www.discoveryforest.com or call 1.866.715.1113

Hansel & Gretel’s Candy Co. 250-246-1059 Old fashioned candy store The Happy Denturist 250-246-4674 Denture Services No Referral Needed Ma’s Gifts & Accessories 250-246-9583 www.masgifts.ca

Caffe Caravaggio 250-246-3613 Artisan Chocolates, Fudge and Coffee

Sonshine Flowers & Gifts 250-246-4354 www.chemainusflorists.ca

The Garden Eatery Mediterranean and Greek In the Secret Garden 250-246-4199

WINERY Rocky Creek Winery 250-748-5622 www.rockycreekwinery.ca

Kudo’s Japanese Restaurant 250-246-1046 9875 Maple Street, Chemainus Meadowvale Farm Gourmet Foods 250-246-4608 www.meadowvalefarm.com

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The E. J. Hughes Gallery 28 Station Street, Downtown Duncan 250-746-7112 ejhughes.ca


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CHEMAINUS FESTIVAL INN Board the train or choose a relaxing getaway package Live theatre, golf, diving, wine tours, historic murals. Call the Hotel for your packaged “Escape” reservation.

877-246-4181 or visit us at www.festivalinn.ca

Ask for our second night special.

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432 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, BC www.grantjewellers.com 250.245.3251

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