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Theatre

About our Productions

The Departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology present four productions each year in our Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre and our Studio Theatre, two in November and two in March. Students work on stage and behind the scenes under the guidance of professional directors and designers.

Unless otherwise posted, performances are 7:30pm nightly with no show on Sunday or Monday evenings. Saturday matinees are 2pm, weekday matinees are typically Monday afternoons at 12pm. 

Fall 2017 Productions

The Departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology are proud to present our Fall 2017 productions running November 3-18, 2017. 

Concord Floral
By Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Kathleen Duborg
November 3-10, 2017
Douglas College Studio Theatre

Suburban teenagers have taken over a one million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse as their hang out. When two friends discover an awful secret there, they go looking for answers and set off an unstoppable chain of events. A re-imagining of Boccaccio's medieval novellaThe Decameron, in which teens must flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves, Concord Floral is an exciting and thought-provoking play by one of Canada's best young playwrights.

Running time: 80 minutes (no intermission)

Advance tickets: concordfloral.bpt.me

Showtimes for Concord Floral:

Thurs, Nov 2 Preview 7:30pm Free admission (no reserved tickets)
Fri, Nov 3 Opening night
7:30pm
SOLD OUT
Sat, Nov 4
2pm Matinee
$10 matinee rate
Sat, Nov 4

7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Mon, Nov 6 12pm Matinee + Talkback
$10 matinee rate
Tues, Nov 7

7:30pm + Talkback

$10 Talkback Tuesday rate
Weds, Nov 8 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Thurs, Nov 9 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Fri, Nov 10 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors

 


The Diviners

By Jim Leonard, Jr.
Directed by Deborah Neville
November 10-18, 2017
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre

Disillusioned preacher C.C. Showers takes work on a farm in a fictional Depression-era Indiana town called Zion. Here, he befriends an intellectually disabled teenage boy, Buddy, who is terrified of water, yet has an extraordinary gift: he can divine underground aquifers. When the community discovers that Showers is an ex-preacher, they believe that he was sent to their community as a sign from God. This sets in motion events that lead to irreversible consequences for Buddy and Showers. A story about love, companionship, and salvation, The Diviners is a touching and endearing play. 

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (including intermission)

Advance tickets: thediviners.bpt.me 

Showtimes for The Diviners:

Thurs, Nov 9 Preview 2pm
Free admission (no reserved tickets)
Fri, Nov 10 Opening night
7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Sat, Nov 11

7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Tues, Nov 14
7:30pm + Talkback $10 Talkback Tuesday rate
Weds, Nov 15
12pm Matinee + Talkback $10 matinee rate
Weds, Nov 15 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Thurs, Nov 16 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Fri, Nov 17
7:30pm $20 general admission/ $10 students and seniors

 Sat, Nov 18    7:30pm  $20 general admission/ $10 students and seniors


Box Office
  

To purchase tickets online, please visit brownpapertickets.com and select the production, date and showtime.

Your ticket(s) will be added to the will-call list at our on-site box office under your name. Tickets purchased through brownpapertickets.com must be picked up from the Douglas College box office within the hour before showtime. Note: online ticket sales will end four hours before curtain time.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but are subject to availability and are cash-only.

*Please note, all performances will be held at the New Westminster campus

Ticket Prices:

  • $20 General Admission
  • $10 Students (with valid picture ID)
  • $10 Seniors (Age 65+)
  • $10 Douglas College Theatre & Stagecraft Alumni (at the door only, as available)
  • $10 for everyone for Matinees and Talkback Tuesdays!
  • FREE to high school groups of 10 or more! 

For more information about our productions, or for class and other group bookings, please contact Krista Eide, Arts Events Officer: artsevents@douglascollege.ca
 or 604-527-5723.

Please visit the website for more information on the Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology programs.

 

Past Productions

Winter 2017 

The Departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology are proud to present our Winter 2017 productions running March 10-24. 

Out of the Garden
A Short History of Sexuality

Selections from plays by Caryl Churchill and Don Nigro
Directed by Claire Fogal
March 10-17, 2017
Douglas College Studio Theatre

A short history of sex since Eve bit the apple, Out of the Garden tells the story of Eve in four different eras, tracking our journey out of the Garden of Eden and the evolution of sexuality in Western Civilization. 

Is Eve guilty? Could Alice be a witch? Will Elizabeth get horizontal with David? And when will Meredith love a real man more than she loves Frankenstein? Enter the tarot reading of Madame Blavatsky and you may get more than you came for.

Please be advisedThis play contains mature subject matter and some stylized physical violence. Recommended for audiences aged 13+

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including intermission)

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Advance tickets: outofthegarden.bpt.me

Showtimes for Out of the Garden:

Thurs, Mar 9 Preview 2pm Free admission (no reserved tickets)
Fri, Mar 10 Opening night
7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Sat, Mar 11
2pm Matinee
$10
Sat, Mar 11

7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Mon,Mar 13 12pm Matinee + Talkback
$10
Tues, Mar 14 

7:30pm + Talkback

$10 Talkback Tuesday rate
Weds, Mar 15 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Thurs, Mar 16 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
 Fri, Mar 17    7:30pm  $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Thrasso Petras
March 17-24, 2017
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre

Shakespeare's most popular comedy-of-errors is brought to life in a gutsy production that pits lover against lover, lost in the darkest of woods, where every misstep can bring an actor to the point of making an ass of himself. 

Please be advisedThis play contains mature subject matter and some stylized physical violence. A fog and haze machine is also used.

Running time: 2 hours (including intermission)

Advance tickets: midsummeratdouglas.bpt.me

Showtimes for A Midsummer Night's Dream:


Thurs, Mar 16 Preview 7:30pm
Free admission (no reserved tickets)
Fri, Mar 17 Opening night
7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Sat, Mar 18
2pm Matinee
$10
Sat, Mar 18

7:30pm
$20 general admission/$10 students and seniors
Mon, Mar 20 12pm Matinee + Talkback
$10
Tues, Mar 21

7:30pm + Talkback

$10 Talkback Tuesday rate
Weds, Mar 22 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Thurs, Mar 23 7:30pm $20 general admission
/$10 students and seniors
Fri,Mar 24
7:30pm $20 general admission/ $10 students and seniors

                                      

Fall 2016

 

The Departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology are proud to present our Fall 2016 productions running November 3-18. 

Love and Information
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Cheryl Swan
November 3-10, 2016
Douglas College Studio Theatre

Someone can't get a signal. Someone's not ready to talk.  Someone's her sister's mother. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic lights. Someone never felt like this before.  

Caryl Churchill's play is a theatrical collage which explores the relationship between our emotions and our intellect, our free will and our DNA, our interconnected world and our isolated selves, and love and information.

Extremely complex and highly interpretable, this fast-moving kaleidoscope is comprised of over 40 scenes and 80 characters played by 10 actors.  

Churchill scrapes the paint off our daily lives and invites us to look closely at what lies beneath.

Blackout
By Davey Anderson
Directed by Deborah Neville
November 10-18, 2016
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre

This is the true story of a 15-year-old boy charged with attempted murder who tries to piece together his life's events that have brought him to a secure care unit, and threaten to keep him there.

This is also the Canadian premiere of this play by Scottish playwright Davey Anderson!



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Current Exhibition

 

Inhabited Lives
Mixed media works by Shannon Harvey

September 14 - October 21, 2017
 
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 4:30-7:30pm
Live music and refreshments
Artist in attendance
 
Artist's Talk:
Saturday, September 16, 3:30pm
In the gallery
Everyone welcome