Directors’ Workshop

Are you interested in directing for the stage? Want to hone your skills at it? On Sat., Sept. 22nd, Western Edge artistic director Brian March and executive director Frank Moher will conduct a DIRECTORS’ WORKSHOP with the winners of our recent Short Play Contest, some of whom will be directing their plays at the 2019…

Plays & Pie

Theatrical deliciousness! Plays & Pie is our popular series of staged readings, served up in addition to our mainstage season. Lively plays, actors thinking fast on their feet, and delectable desserts make for a tasty evening. 2018-19 subscribers and flex-pass holders get in free! A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonagh Mick, an Irish gravedigger,…

A murder-mystery dinner! Did you love last season’s Murder Is Only Skin Deep? Did you miss it because it sold out? You’re in luck! This season we bring you Murder Is No Jive, another merry evening of interactive murder-mystery fun and dining, where you get to help solve the crime. The setting is a 1950s…

Luck and laughs! Theo is a very lucky man – he’s correctly predicted the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years, and become a millionaire doing it. But in this gloriously ingenious comedy, his fate is inextricably intertwined with a mad university professor, her religiously-inclined student-on-a-mission, and Cynthia, the bright young woman who thinks she’s…

Catch the wave! Our celebration of new plays and playwrights returns! This time we feature the winners in our recent Short Play Contest for central Vancouver Island writers. Join us for Dante Ambriel’s mesmerizing “Mama Bear,” in which a family’s cell phones reveal unwelcome secrets; “Public Intoxication” by Miles Hayes, a tender evocation of a…

Two women. One life-changing encounter. It’s parent-teacher night. In a grade three classroom, a mother arrives to discuss her special needs child with “Miss Stewart.” Before their conference is through, however, it will have turned into an explosive confrontation in which the needs of both women are also powerfully laid bare. “There’s a kind of…

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE MORE THAN 20%! FLEX PASSES ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE SAME GREAT SAVINGS! EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: Subscribe or buy a flex-pass by Sept. 23rd and receive an additional two free tickets per subscription or pass! GET YOURS NOW! A world premiere! Willie is a 72-year old Tsimshian man who has…

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,…

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE OVER 20%! Subscribe to Western Edge Theatre’s 2018-19, 15th-Anniversary season, including Extended Wings, Between the Sheets, The 2019 New Waves Festival, and Sequence, and save more than 20% on the cost of individual tickets!  Add our fun murder-mystery dinner, Murder is No Jive, to your subscription and save even more! You’ll also…