Theatre at TWU announces its 2009-2010 season as an exciting tour of small town “happenings” on the border between the miraculous and the hilarious. “This year’s shows all take place off the beaten path,” explains department chair and Jessie award-winning director Angela Konrad. “Places are unusual, people aren’t who they seem…and, as a result, the unexpected happens.”
First stop is Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, a whimsical examination of Gray, Indiana, where “nothing ever happens” or at least until a chance summer storm blows a fantastical healer into town, and an inexplicable disease starts taking lives. Is their doctor the cause or the cure? This dynamic tale of young love and not-so-contemporary medicine runs from October 20th through until October 31st.
Next on the tour, just in time for the holidays, is the Canadian comedy, Halo, by Josh MacDonald, running November 24th until December 5th. Small town life in Nately, Nova Scotia is forever changed when the face of Jesus miraculously appears on the side of the local Tim Hortons. Can miracles come with coffee to go? This compassionate and hilarious play asks important questions about faith, hope and customer service.
With 2010 comes a new tradition for Theatre at TWU. New Generations is a festival of student created, generated, and liberated theatre that can’t be found anywhere else but on the TWU campus. Running for one week only, February 2nd through to the 6th, this extravaganza of student inspiration is not to be missed.
In the spring, take a trip into the psychedelic Forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, As You Like It.Playing March 16th through to the 27th, this production travels back to grass roots, viewing the Bard through the rose-colored glasses of Woodstock.Wacky, wondrous and wistful, it’s a far-out evening of making love, not war.
Last on the itinerary, and closing out the season is the musical sensation, Godspell, a co-production with Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre.One of the most popular musicals ever staged, Godspellreinvents the gospel of St. Matthew as a parabolic playground.This refreshing and heartwarming comedy runs May 27th until July 3rd.
“We love to present stories that entertain and inspire, and this season is sure to do that,” says Konrad.“Our newly renovated theatre makes each show a new adventure and our talented students are helping us achieve our goal of being a live theatre destination for the communities of Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford.”
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2009-09-22