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Heritage Playhouse: James & Jamesy: Easy as Pie

A pie… A face… How hard can it be?

British Comedy darlings James & Jamesy attempt to conquer this classic of comedy. They fail.

Troubled, determined, and insatiably curious, the two dive into the depths of their psyche, mining memories for clues about what’s holding them back.

Rich in wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, Easy as Pie is uproarious fun.

Critics’ Pick “A must-see” – Toronto Star

“Easy as Pie is a showcase of the duo’s stunning mastery of physical comedy and their uncanny ability to marry their abilities to the exploration of psychological themes that are at once serious and hilarious. This is simply an amazing show.”
-Stage Door

“Brilliantly staged physical comedy that touches the heart as well as the funny bone.” -Glenn Sumi

St John’s United Church: The Pirates of Penzance

Mar 1, 2, 6 and 9 at 7pm. Mar 3 and 10 at 2pm. A comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Director: Sara Douglas, Music Director: Tom Kellough, Choreographer: Sylvain Brochu. Presented by Coast Music Theatre Company & St John’s United Church.

‘Gracie’ – by Joan MacLeod. Performed by Amy King

Feb 16 & 17 @ 7pm; Feb 18 @ 2pm. “Gracie” is a one person show written by Siminovitch Prize-winning and legendary Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod. It follows the story of Gracie, a young girl growing up in a fundamentalist Latter-day Saint community tucked away in Bountiful, British Columbia. Through Gracie’s eyes we see a life enriched in family, community, and faith. However, she dreams of a life beyond what she knows.
“Gracie” is brilliant in its compassion and understanding of a little known and sensationalized culture. It tells the story through a vehicle of heart, childlike curiosity and fun amidst authoritarian rule, patriarchal oppression, and sexual abuse both historic and ongoing within the FLDS organization.

Directed by: Jessica Anne Nelson
Associate Producer: Wanda Nowicki

Heritage Playhouse: Time and Shadows in concert (2 shows)

2:00PM and 7:00PM.
A multimedia time traveling comedy show. Featuring Gerardo Avila and Steven Schwabl, actors and comedians. With Karen Foster, violinist, Hazel Bell-Koski, shadow puppeteer,  cameo dances by flamenco artist La Zarmari, and sound design by Hans Kuhlman.

Ravens Cry: Fab-Yule-Us

We’ll be collaborating with Sunshine Coast Affordable Housing Society to give you FAB-YULE-US! A Christmas drag story! ALL proceeds raised will benefit SCAHS, and support developing affordable local housing. Last year, we raised $17000! With your help, we can surpass that!

Opening reception at 6:30pm – Show at 8pm – All ages show.

• Silent auction • Bevvies and snacks • Photo booth • 50/50 draw • Pine ‘n’ Sandy merch • Meet and greet • DRAG!

Heritage Playhouse: Doris, Will and Me

Oct. 6 & 7 @ 7pm
Oct. 8 @ 2pm
Created and performed for Boomers by Rodger Barton.
My serendipitous journey of 7 summers of BC logging, then 7 seasons of world-class Shakespearean productions at Stratford, in a show packed with Shakespeare’s purple passages and Elizabethan realities, is sure to stimulate all the senses.
For lovers, practitioners and teachers of spoken language, this show is for you. If you are a boomer it is for you. If some part of you is an actor, this is certainly for you. Attach your big-person ears, meet me at the Heritage Playhouse and learn a bunch of stuff you might not forget. It is also laced with laughs!

Monsters of Schlock

The comic madmen and carnie duo known around the world as the brothers of bodily abuse, The Great Orbax & Sweet Pepper Klopek, combine amazing feats and mind-blowing stunts with cheeky, off-the-cuff slapstick for a show that can only be described as a, “two man demolition derby.” With sold out shows across the world, 27 Guinness World Records and 20 years of touring under their belts Orbax and Pepper are back in Vancouver, bringing an exciting, fun-fueled, comedy thrill show. It’s a real life cartoon with a positive mental health message and stunts you will remember for the rest of your life!

PG-13 Event They Tone Down the Jokes but not the Stunts.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monsters-of-schlock-tickets-724354302217

Eric Samuels: Mind Games “It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Loses Their Mind!”

After 2 sold-out nights last year, Mentalist Eric Samuels returns to Gibsons’ Heritage Playhouse with a brand new show!

Samuels is an award-winning Mentalist and performance consultant to some of the top names in magic and mentalism. His work has been seen all over the world including television shows like Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and America’s Got Talent. His new show will be an interactive evening of mind-reading, mind-blowing, fun!

Tickets are available now at Eventbrite: here

SCFS: Empire of Light

Opening of the new season. This paean to the power of cinema and human connection is set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s. Hilary (the wonderful Olivia Colman) is a cinema manager struggling with mental health issues. Stephen (Micheal Ward) is a new employee longing to escape the provincial town where he faces daily adversity. Together they seek a sense of belonging through the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

A Musical Evening with The Peanuts Gang

Come out for a fun hour of music. Featuring Callum Baxter as Charlie Brown, Isabella Paolozza as Lucy, Matthew Douglas as Schroeder/Linus and Sylvan Brochu as Snoopy. Directed by Sara Douglas and Tom Kellough, piano. Lighting and Sound by Ron Nelson.

Admission by Donation.

Swashbuckling Swordplay Workshop with LAMBS – Teen/Adult

LAMBS—Live Action Medieval Battle Society

Step back in time and experience the excitement of medieval combat in a controlled and safe environment. With foam live-action role-playing weapons, you can learn the basics, play games, and participate in tournaments and epic duels. Channel your inner warrior and join us for this FREE event.
For ages 13 through adult. (Separate session for children aged 9-13 in the morning.)
Space is limited; Registration required. Register online or contact the Library.

John Campbell Soul/Jazz singer & Pianist performing @ Hackett Park

We are blessed to have John Campbell coming to the Coast!

John is a singer/songwriter pianist and composer based in Toronto Canada. John’s rich soulful voice and virtuosity on the piano and keyboard has given him a distinctive sound in soul/r&b/jazz and gospel music. A performer, producer, actor and speaker, John’s artistic and creative voice is based in hope, passion and inspiration.

Come enjoy his performance on the stage @ Hackett Park in the evening of June 3rd featuring our local star Kiki Connely!

It’s a family friendly free event but please bring a cash tip to bless the artists with a Thank you!

Hopefully we will have Reggie there with his Fire Pizza!

Synergy At Play’s Youth Musical Theatre Intesive

July 17 to 29. Each day will feature acting, dancing and singing workshops taught by industry professionals, along with individualized coaching and ensemble work. Suggested ages 8-18+ Performances July 28 & 29, 2023. Presented by Synergy at Play.

More info (confirm time) and register here.

Story Theatre Drama Workshop

Free theatre training and potential performance opportunities! The hugely popular Driftwood Players’ Story Theatre* is back! Join us for a fabulous summer. It’s a great way to get involved in theatre.
FREE 1-day Theatre training workshop led by Ingrid Bilton and Gabriel Ditmars,
Sat May 6th, 10-3:30, at St John’s United Church Hall (ground level), in Davis Bay. No experience needed. just a sense of fun and adventure.
Ages 14 and up, or younger with director’s permission.
Space is limited! To register and for more information, email driftwoodstorytheatre@gmail.com
*Story Theatre performs stories and fables for all ages, outdoors at five Sunshine Coast festivals July 1st to Labour Day. We will rehearse one afternoon each weekend in May and June.

Easy as Pie

Easy as Pie is a brilliant new comedy by the award-winning and internationally acclaimed duo James & Jamesy.

A Pie. A Face. How hard can it be?
James & Jamesy attempt to fuse the two together and conquer this classic of comedy. They fail.
The two dive into the depths of their psyche as they mine their memories for clues about what’s holding them back.

Using meticulous physical theatre and side-splitting comedy, this new production from James & Jamesy is premiering exclusively at the intimate Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons before embarking on a North American Tour in the summer of 2023. See it here first! Limited tickets on sale now!

Heritage Playhouse: Off the Page: And Just So Long

by Lower Mainland Playwright, Jenn Griffin. Featuring: Crystal Chong, Dave Hurtubise, Peter Hill, Justin Huston, Ivy Lock,
Wanda Nowicki & Pamela Girone (reading stage directions).

A biting, comedic take on Vancouver’s current real estate crisis where property values are high, rental vacancy rates are low, and owning your own home is unaffordable for the average home buyer. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Finding themselves house rich and cash poor, they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short-term rentals. How far will they go to keep their house?

Admission $10 minimum donation at the door (due to an increase in production costs).

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