New writers stir the waters at 2015 New Waves Festival

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre opens its 2015 New Waves Festival on Sept. 25th with the world premiere of “Making Tracks” by Mary Fraughton. But that isn’t the only new script that will make its debut during the Festival. While “Making Tracks” is the Festival’s fully-staged centrepiece, an additional three plays and one screenplay by area…

Antony Holland, in his own words

Published in More Living magazine, April, 2007: The veteran actor Antony Holland has delighted audiences up and down Vancouver Island recently with his performance in Tuesdays With Morrie, first at Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre, and then on tour with Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre. Holland sat down at his home on Gabriola Island to discuss his…

Play 2: “Venus in Fur”

Click here to buy your tickets to Venus in Fur online right now!   “Sexy, zany and full of surprises!” — Time Out. Thomas has just about given up trying to find the right actress to play the lead in his stage adaptation of a classic S&M novel. But into his audition room flounces Vanda,…

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A Karaoke Musical!

In the new year, join us for a raucous evening of fun as we present one of your favorite musicals – karaoke style! What musical? We don’t know yet! How do we know it’s one of your favourites? How could it not be when it’s presented karaoke-style by some of our community’s finest musical theatre…

Plays and Pie

This Fall, in between our mainstage shows, we’ll once again keep you entertained with our popular Plays and Pie series — staged readings of contemporary plays from all over the world. Your feedback at these readings helps us decide if we want to do a full production of the play down the road. And you’ll…

Play 1: “Making Tracks”

A young woman returns to her childhood home deep in the Yukon woods — with results that are chilling in more ways than one . . . An affecting tale of love and loss, wrapped inside a mesmerizing mystery, Making Tracks is the powerful start to Western Edge Theatre’s 2015-16 season. Click here to buy your…

Play 3: “His Greatness”

“His Greatness is, well, great” – Torontoist Based on a visit to Vancouver by the legendary playwright Tennessee Williams, this witty and moving play imagines two tumultuous days in a hotel room as the great artist, determined to recapture his glory years, battles booze, reviewers, and time, not to mention his ever-hovering assistant. His new…

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