SOMETHING EDGY. SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

ABBY THEATRE FEST

October 2 – 5, 2019
Yale Secondary School Theatre

Join us for an exciting series of entertaining and thought-provoking short plays that take some artistic risks and stretch some thematic boundaries. Directed and performed by emerging and established artists from through-out the Lower Mainland, this festival of one-act plays possesses the same heart, soul and mind theatre you expect, but with a provocative twist!


Festival Passes

We want you to be able to see as much of the festival as possible. That's why we've made it such an incredible deal to see all 5 shows for just $45*! Get your pass today.

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Schedule

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 

5:00 PM - 6:05 PM Letters to Myself 

6:15 PM - 6:55 PM Space Junk 

7:05 PM - 8:05 PM Relative Strangers

8:15 PM - 9:05 PM The Wake of Leroy McGuiness 

9:15 PM - 9:45 PM Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM Space Junk 

5:50 PM - 6:50 PM Relative Strangers

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM The Wake of Leroy McGuiness 

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies 

8:40 PM - 9:45 PM Letters to Myself 

Friday, October 4, 2019 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Relative Strangers

6:10 PM - 7:00 PM The Wake of Leroy McGuiness 

7:10 PM - 7:40 PM Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies 

7:50 PM - 8:55 PM Letters to Myself 

9:05 PM - 9:45 PM Space Junk 


Saturday, October 5, 2019 

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM The Wake of Leroy McGuiness 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies 

1:40 PM - 2:45 PM Letters to Myself 

2:55 PM - 3:35 PM Space Junk 

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Relative Strangers

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies 

5:40 PM - 6:45 PM Letters to Myself 

6:55 PM - 7:35 PM Space Junk 

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM Relative Strangers

8:55 PM - 9:45 PM The Wake of Leroy McGuiness


Space Junk

By Eldon Letkeman

We’re pretty sure the future won’t be so different from today. Meet Bill and Tonya, two hapless people who are just looking for a job. After securing employment on a rusty old space freighter, they get more than they bargained for. Throw in an old ship captain, a mercenary and a space pirate and now we have ourselves a story! Will they rise to the challenge and be the heroes they were never really meant to be or are they destined to be lost like space junk in the great vacuum of the cosmos?

Featuring

Michael McIntyre, Kymm Hunter, Krista Drury, Josh Seymour 

Artistic Team

Writer/Director Eldon LetkemanStage Manager Dave Farmer

Don't Forget to Dress the Dummies

By Heather Tekavec and Dianna Fast

In a 1950’s department store, Isabella has the very important job of dressing the mannequin in the window every day. Amazingly, she notices that whatever she puts on the dummies, passersby are wearing the next day. Playfully, Isabella puts more and more ridiculous outfits on the dummies to see what the people will do and, sure enough, they always copy. But the sales ladies have had enough. So with a little smug cunning, they distract Isabella and well, general hilarity ensues.

Featuring

Angel Duran-Héon | Holly Zonneveld | Kristi Robertson | Kailea De Leon

Artistic Team

Director Dianna Fast | Stage Manager Todd Klassen


Letters to Myself

By Ryan Scramstad

A comedic coming of age story of what we do when the voices in our head start arguing with each other. What happens when a conservative upbringing confronts a liberal arts career?

Reviews

"Brave and honest." —Shane Rochon, Siloam Fest Coordinator

"[Ryan's] talent is remarkable, touching, funny.... I laughed, I cried." —Sue Backs

"A real test of humility... Entertaining and motivating." —Sharon Wiebe, Artistic Director - Jesters Theatre

Featuring

Ryan Scramstad

Artistic Team

Director Ryan Scramstad

The Wake of Leroy McGuinness

By the Brothers Hanly

Leroy McGuinness has met his untimely end and we would like to invite youse to his untimely wake. Who in tarnation did away with Leroy? Why on earth would anyone want to send him to the sweet by and by? Did he make it or is he in need of a little redemption? Please join us at his wake (too soon, too soon) in sayin' our so longs to Leroy. This wake is an inerestin' mix of ol' time cinema shadow puppetry, original music and live action (and we mean live action)! No need for gifts.

Featuring

Connor Thiessen | Sam Hanly | Barbara Guertin | Claudia Fraser | Laura Martinez

Artistic Team

Director Sue Backs | Costumes & Drapery Nancy Foster | Shadow Puppeteer, Composor & Musician Anthony Nootebos | Shadow Puppeteer & Art Director Mackenzie Delaney | Shadow Puppeteer & Foley Director Alexander Delaney | Set Construction M. Hanly 


Relative Strangers

A hilarious comedy about two women stuck on a plane to Charleston, SC: Marie Harvey, a bitter woman on her way to her divorce hearing, and Marie Barrett, a spunky young woman of 25. After some motherly advice, Barrett sets on a quest of making Harvey her new mother by asking all her burning questions like, "what to drink when your tummy is upset?" and "what does breast feeding feel like?"... all aided by a sarcastic stewardess! Relative Strangers is a show full of humor, love, and a touch of mother's intuition. 

Featuring

Tamara Charman | Mel Baily | Bethany Caldwell

Artistic Team

Director & Voice of Pilot Chris Taylor | Stage Manager Des Hale