2017 - 2018 Mysteries of Life Season

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Nov 10 - 18, 2017

Doubt

Jan 26 - Feb 10, 2018

The Miracle Worker

Apr 6 - 14, 2018

The Mousetrap

May 18 - 26, 2018



MAINSTAGE SERIES


The Exciting Prequel to Peter Pan

PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER

by Rick Elice | Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Music by Wayne Barker

November 10 & 11, 15 – 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: November 11 & 18 @ 2:00 PM

Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford.


A young orphan and his mates are shipped from England to a far off-island. 

On the voyage, they meet the precocious Molly, a Starcatcher-in-Training, who tells them that a certain trunk on board carries a magical cargo that must not fall in to the wrong hands. 

When their ship is attacked by the fearsome pirate, Black Stache, a thrilling adventure ensues where unwilling comrades unite and unlikely heroes emerge. 

This Tony Award-winning play explores the depths of greed and despair as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love. It’s a perfect adventure for the entire family! 

A wildly entertaining theatrical adventure featuring twelve performers playing over 100 characters.

Clever and joyous entertainment.... A celebration of youth and of the power of theater to inspire children and adults alike. ~ Backstage

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A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

DOUBT

By John Patrick Shanley

January 26 & 27, 31 – Feb 3 & Feb. 7 – 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Matinees: Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & Feb. 10 @ 2:00 PM

Abbotsford Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford.


Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, is shaken to her moral core when she suspects that young Father Flynn is having an inappropriate relationship with a male student.


A Pulitzer Prize-Winning play that was adapted in to an award-winning film featuring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play explores the delicate tension between perception and reality.

An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written. ~ Time Out NY

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The Incredible Story of Helen Keller

THE MIRACLE WORKER

by William Gibson

April 6 & 7, 11 – 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: April 7 & 14 @ 2:00 PM

Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford.


Winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best New Play!


Deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller lives out a dark and silent existence that expresses itself only through violent and spoiled behaviour.

As a last resort, her family hires a young teacher, Anne Sullivan, to help. Discovering a mind and spirit waiting to be released, Anne sets forth against all odds to help Helen break through her physical barriers and become the powerful person she truly is.

A Tony Award-winning drama, the play explores love, grace and mercy in the midst of searching for a much-needed miracle.
Interesting, absorbing and moving. ~ The New York Post

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The World’s Longest Running Play

THE MOUSETRAP

by Agatha Christie

May 18 & 19, 23 – 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Matinees: May 19 & 26 @ 2:00 PM

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.


Mystery and intrigue surround six strangers stranded at an English boarding house during a snow storm when one among them is murdered.

The suspects include the newly married couple running the guest house, a spinster with an obscure background, an architect more suited to be chef, a retired Army major, and an unexpected arrival whose car has overturned in the snow.

The job of solving the murder falls to a policeman, who’s investigation rattles nerves and shakes many a skeleton in the closet.

Agatha Christie’s most famous and riveting thriller will leave you guessing until the very end!
Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers ~ Observer

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ONE ACT PLAY SHOWCASE

October 18 – 21, 2017

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.


An eclectic and entertaining mix of one-act plays. Don’t miss this exciting new event at Gallery 7 Theatre, featuring the work of artists from through-out the Lower Mainland. Click the title above to view the play line-up and schedule.


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CHRISTMAS PRESENCE

December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

A potpourri of seasonal music and storytelling sure to lift your spirits and bring special meaning to your holidays. Described as the un-slickest show in town, this annual favourite is presented in partnership with Pacific Theatre.


PANIC SQUAD AND FRIENDS

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

How do they do that? Join us for a riotous night of super-clean, super-funny comedy improv. Watch and be amazed as the Squad creates hilarious scenes right before your eyes based purely on the suggestions you give them. You never know what you’ll get, except a night of good ‘ole fashioned fun. Guaranteed.


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Life is full of mystery

A Message from our Artistic Director


Whether it centers around ourselves, relationships with others, society in general, mother nature or our understanding of God, mystery intrigues us, confounds us, entices us. It propels us to seek and to explore our humanity so we might discover greater fulfillment on spiritual, relational, intellectual and emotional levels.

For our 27th annual season, we’re celebrating the mysteries of life in all their glorious wonder and their riveting perplexity. From a riotous adventure about finding magical treasure to exploring the mysteries of faith, and from seeking a seemingly unattainable miracle to the suspense of a classic ‘whodunit’, we’ve got an exciting line-up of entertaining and thought-provoking plays in store for you that will leave you breathless.

We’re changing things up and adding something new to bring you a fresh, uniquely G7 theatre experience: we’re introducing a special one-act play showcase in October that will provide local artists with further opportunities to exhibit their work; we’re moving our popular Panic Squad and Friends comedy improv night to spring; we’ll be presenting our January/February show on an intimate, close to the action stage at the Abby Arts Addition over three weekends; and we’re maximizing use of the MCA to bring our community even more compelling theatre experiences.

Please join us for a season of mystery sure to delight the heart, soul and mind and bring you greater fulfillment and joy in your life. Order your season passes today!

Ken Hildebrandt
Executive/Artistic Director