Laugh Lest You Go Insane

A Conversation with Playwright George F. Walker by Dan Rubin In 2013, George F. Walker spoke with the critic and scholar Don Rubin about his play, Dead Metaphor, on the occasion of its premiere at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. They also discussed why, after a decade spent writing for television, he had…

Plays & Pie returns with powerful Café Daughter

Western Edge Theatre’s popular Plays and Pie series of staged readings continues on Sat., Feb 24th with Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, a powerful one-person, multi-character play about a young Chinese-Cree woman in 1950s Saskatchewan. Based on the life of neuroscientist and Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter is the story of Yvette,…

Out-of-towners’ special

WHY RUSH HOME AFTER THE SHOW? STAY AT THE HOWARD-JOHNSON HARBOURSIDE HOTEL, GET THE WESTERN EDGE THEATRE RATE, AND A FREE TICKET TOO! We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Nanaimo’s Howard-Johnson Harbourside Hotel. Book your tickets to a Western Edge show, then call the hotel directly at 250-753-2241 or 1-800-663-7322 and ask for…

Plays & Pie

Our popular series of staged readings returns with plays about two extraordinary Canadians. In Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Robert Chafe, adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name, legendary Joey Smallwood hustles to build the “great small nation” of Newfoundland, while in Kenneth T. Williams’ Café Daughter, based on the life of Senator…

Whodunnit?

The Oct. 28th performance of “Murder is Only Skin Deep” is now sold out. But e-mail us at boxoffice@westernedge.org of phone 250-816-6459 to put your name on the wait list for a second additional performance, date TBA! We’ll let you know once it’s scheduled. Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre takes a turn for the mysterious, hilarious,…

Play 4

Western Edge Theatre concludes its 2017-18 Season with a bang, in more ways than one! “Dead Metaphor is dead serious, but still seriously funny.” (San Francisco Examiner) Click here to buy your tickets right now to Dead Metaphor! Or phone 250-816-6459  Coming from away? Check out our out-of-towners’ special! From one of Canada’s most celebrated…

Play 2

Gabriola and Nanaimo are in for a dash of sisterly wisdom and fun as Western Edge Theatre presents “A Woman’s Guide to Peeing Outside & Other Adventures”!  “Bold, modern, and unabashed, this coming-of-age tale strikes a chord across the generations.” Ever wondered how to perform the “Assisted Pee Over Water”? Ever struggled with a sense…

Play 1

Click here to buy your tickets to Run in Fields right now! or phone 250-816-6459 Kevin Tenner is the toast of James Cook U. He’s just won a prestigious $75,000 award. The President wants to honour him at a gala dinner. But when he meets Leila, a promising science major with $30,000 in student debt,…

Play 3

Join us as we flash back to the 1970s, an era of shag rugs, landlines — and phone cords that can be ripped from the wall . . . Harrowing and hilarious! Click here to buy your tickets right now! Prefer to buy by phone? Call 250-816-6459 Coming from away? Check out our out-of-towner special!…

The Great Canadian Challenge!

Click below to get your tickets to The Great Canadian Challenge right now, or scroll down for more info. Putting together a team? You’ll be able to choose the number of tickets you want after you click the button (and remember, you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by PayPal. You can also use a…