FOR MID-ISLAND PLAYWRIGHTS! Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre has launched a new play initiative for writers from central Vancouver Island. Writers are welcome to submit new plays of any length. One script will be chosen to receive a $250 prize, development by Western Edge, including a staged reading as part of the company’s popular Plays & […]


We’ve received your payment. As a member, you’ll now enjoy voting privileges at our online AGM (Oct. 29, 30, 31), 10% off tickets to our production of Our Ghosts, and free admission to one of our Plays & Pie events. We’ll send you complete details in an e-mail. Meantime, thanks again for supporting Western Edge! […]

Plays & Pie

Western Edge’s popular Plays & Pie series of staged readings returns March 7th with It Is Solved by Walking by Governor-General’s Award-winning playwright Catherine Banks. At Plays & Pie, smart contemporary scripts and some of the Nanaimo-area’s finest actors, thinking fast on their feet, make for a lively evening. Each staged reading is rehearsed once […]

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WESTERN EDGE THEATRE CANCELS PERFORMANCES OF 4000 MILES Click above for information It should have been the trip of a lifetime. But in this tender, beguiling play, 21-year old Leo’s bike journey across America hasn’t turned out the way he hoped and he ends up staying with his 91-year old grandma, Vera. Generation gap? Try […]

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“Like a great vacation, I never wanted the show to end!”* CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TO TRAVELTHEATRICS RIGHT NOW! Or phone 250-816-6459 Do you love to travel? TravelTheatrics is the show for you! Join breakout theatre artist Keara Barnes on a thrilling, warm, and funny journey from Morocco to Malaysia to Ireland and beyond!   Do you […]


Sorry, THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL CHEF MURDERS IS SOLD OUT! Sacré bleu! The greatest chefs from around the world have gathered for the international Chef du Cuisine competition, but there’s more cooking in the kitchen than just the food. Rivalrous contestants, a supercilious restaurant critic, a hapless hypnotist, and a ditzy escort provide all the ingredients […]

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“Our Ghosts is a drama inspired by the true story of the mysterious disappearance of my father and his co-pilot on a routine flight from the Comox Air Base on March 22, 1956.” So writes Sally Stubbs of her extraordinary new play. At once a taut investigative tale, a moving testament to the tenacity of […]

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Have questions or prefer to buy by phone? Call our box-office at 250-816-6459 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES (Subscriptions include all three mainstage productions: Our Ghosts, TravelTheatrics, and 4000 Miles. You may also add our fundraising murder-mystery dinner, The Great International Chef Murders, and save on that, too!)   BUY A FLEX-PASS, SAVE OVER 15%, AND ENJOY ULTIMATE […]

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, […]