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50th Year Promises Crowd-Pleasing Theatre

Jordan Schuurman plays Tevye in TWU's Fiddler on the RoofIn honour of Trinity Western University's upcoming 50th Anniversary in 2012, SAMC has lined up a celebratory season of crowd-pleasing theatre to suit the mood.

Celebrating first with a romance for all time by the greatest playwright of all time, TWU presents Romeo and Juliet from October 18 – 29. Proving that everything old can be new again, this timeless tragedy hits home in an imaginative, contemporary setting. Shakespeare’s words are familiar and accessible in a production that illuminates all of the play’s laughter, tears, and inspiration.

To ring in the Christmas season, The Farndale Christmas Carol offers an irreverent romp through Dickens’ classic. In this play-within-a-play, a theatre troupe of delightfully clumsy women take on the story of Scrooge. Bah, handbag! Running November 23 – December 3, this holiday favourite is a festive farce that proves disastrously funny.

Rounding out the “something old, something new” adage is the world premiere of a romantic comedy called Bride on Credit, commissioned from Langley’s budding playwright Cara Lowdermilk. A straight & narrow accountant finds his life turned upside down thanks to a stolen credit card and the subsequent arrival of a mail-order bride on his doorstep. He’s not sure what will be harder...sending the package back, or explaining the situation to his girlfriend! Chaos ensues January 31 – February 4, 2012.

The season’s grand finale marks the return of “tradition, tradition!” in the musical that celebrated TWU’s 25th Anniversary in 1987: Fiddler on the Roof, playing March 13 – 31, 2012. A co-production with SAMC Music, the show will feature some of SAMC’s finest singers, actors, and instrumentalists. It’s an unforgettable favourite sure to send the audience humming all the way home.

For show information and tickets, visit twu.ca/theatre or email theatre@twu.ca.

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