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!
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.
*plus applicable service fees.
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
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?
Michael McIntyre, Kymm Hunter, Krista Drury, Josh Seymour
Writer/Director Eldon Letkeman | Stage Manager Dave Farmer
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.
Angel Duran-Héon | Holly Zonneveld | Kristi Robertson | Kailea De Leon
Director Dianna Fast | Stage Manager Todd Klassen
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?
"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
Director Ryan Scramstad
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.
Connor Thiessen | Sam Hanly | Barbara Guertin | Claudia Fraser | Laura Martinez
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
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.
Tamara Charman | Mel Baily | Bethany Caldwell
Director & Voice of Pilot Chris Taylor | Stage Manager Des Hale