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Salmon Arm's R.J. Haney Heritage Village hosts Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre

Villains and Vittles theatre

Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre returns to Salmon Arm's R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

The historic site and museum celebrates 28 years of amphitheatre productions with "That's Not Shakespeare!"

The show tells the story of Jessie Herald, who was just six years old when she moved to Bonny Brae in 1906.

She lived the rest of her 88 years on the homestead site now known as Herald Provincial Park on Shuswap Lake.

When Jessie was in her seventies, she sold the 160-acre family parcel to the province for a fraction of its value – on the condition it was turned into a park and she was allowed to retain one acre with her house and barn.

Throughout the years, there have been many visitors – none more unique than the play's title character.

Local playwright Peter Blacklock is back for his 12th season as writer and director.

"That's Not Shakespeare!" is filled with original music and humorous storytelling that will whisk you away to not-so-far-off places while sharing our history and a little Shakespeare along the way.

Opening night is July 3, with shows every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening in July and August and a matinee performance Aug. 25.

Check-in starts at 5 p.m. and the evening includes dinner with all the pioneer fixings served from the Sprig of Heather restaurant. Dessert will follow the play with homemade rhubarb crisp and ice cream.

Adults are $35, seniors $32.50, children five to 12 are $15, and under four is free.

Tickets can be reserved via the museum website or by calling 250-832-5243.



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