Kelowna, BC - In celebration of 64 years of inspiring Okanagan residents to get involved in community theatre, Theatre Kelowna Society invites local amateur writers and directors to submit their talents to the stage for their 2013-14 seasons.
“Theatre Kelowna is made up of individuals and families with a passion for the arts, but we’re always on the look out for new directors and interesting scripts that should be on the stage,” said Board Director, Andrew Taylor. “We know they're out there and we want to meet them.”
Theatre Kelowna will host their 1st Annual Open House on February 12th from 7-9pm at the Rotary Centre of the Arts. Producers, directors and scriptwriters be on hand to explain submission criteria, the annual show schedule, volunteer opportunities, as well as offering the public a chance to tour their archives and costumes.
For more information on this Open House, submission deadline and more visit www.theatrekelowna.org.
If you think your life is complicated and you’d like to have some comic relief, mark your calendar to see Caught in the Net, the upcoming outrageously- funny comedy opening April 26th at the Black Box Theatre. Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Stephen Jefferys, this fast-paced British comedy was nominated for the 2002 Olivier (Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Award) and for Best New Comedy the previous year.
The play follows the antics of Londoner John Smith, a two-timing taxi driver who keeps two separate families. When his teenage children (a girl from one family and a boy from the other) happen to meet in an Internet chat room and want to meet, the hijinks begin as John tries to head off certain disaster. Enlisting the help of his best friend Stanley, they invent multiple “cover stories” that grow until they get entirely out of control…and then when Stanley’s slightly crazy father arrives to go on holiday, things really get absurd.
Set to play the part of John Smith is Rod Shuttleworth, last seen in Shakespeare Kelowna's 2012 summer show as the clown 'Launce', best friend Stanley is Joe Welton, who won best supporting actor at last years Okanagan Zone Festival, and Stanley’s dad is TKS veteran, Roger Ward. Rounding out the silliness are Hillary Omoe (Vicki, his daughter), Peter Macleod (Gavin, his son) and his two wives Barbara (Susanne Haslund) and Mary (Ruby Bullock).
Caught in the Net runs April 25-28 and May 2-5, (Wednesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are currently on sale at the Prospera Place Box Office and at www.selectyourtickets.com. Visit us online at www.theatrekelowna.org
This is our first general meeting of 2013!. Come on out to the TKS costume room @ The RCA on January 8th to find out about the exciting things we have planned for 2013. We will also be discussing our upcoming show "Caught in the Net" directed by Stephen Jeffreys.
For people who like putting on plays!
Theatre Kelowna Society is pleased to announce audition dates for our upcoming spring show "Caught in the Net" by Ray Cooney. Auditions will take place Friday January 11th from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday January 12th from 10 am to 4 pm in the TKS Scene Shop at the RCA. Please come prepared with a monologue, preferably comedic, and you will be required to cold read from the play script. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-899-4348 for a time.
John Smith, a London taxi driver has two wives in different parts of London. Modern technology is about to lead Smith's two families into a head-on collision. The show opens on a set that represents both homes, which allows for simultaneous action in both locations. Enter son Gavin Smith with his mum Barbara and daughter Vicki Smith with her mum Mary. Both teenagers are discussing having met in an Internet chat room. They are amazed that they both have fathers named John Leonard Smith who are London taxi drivers, and since romance has blossomed, they are determined to meet in person. The audience soon learns that the "amazing coincidences" are due to the fact that they indeed have the same father, but the characters are still in the dark. When Dad gets wind of their plan to meet, chaos ensues as he tries to keep the teens apart and keep his dual life secret from both his wives and kids. John quickly enlists the help of his dopey boarder Stanley, which only leads to hilarious lies, mistaken identities and mysterious phone calls. When Stanley's senile father arrives for a holiday, it stirs up the antics even further. In a Ray Cooney farce, if something can go wrong, it will! it may be difficult to rehearse without frequently dissolving into laughter.
Between February and April, three times weekly
April 26th to 28th and May 1st to 4th.
This will also be our Ozone piece, and we will be taking the show to Vernon to compete this year.