Starry, starry nights

I proudly launched New Vintage Theatre’s sixth season on Family Day weekend.

The event was a thrilling affair.

After announcing playwright Kendra Hesketh as the winner of The Black Cat 10 Minute Play competition, we danced and cleaned The Black Box Theatre until the wee hours of the morning.

So it is very appropriate that our coming season is called Starry Nights.

Theatre of the night will be themed throughout the 2018/9 season as we delve into all genres from politics to dating/love to confronting angels and demons-both real and imagined-all at night. 

New this year is also a very fun secret theatre series where audiences will be sent to secret locations to see innovative pop up theatre.

So drum roll, please. This is our line up:

The Debaters-Live! — March 23, at Kelowna Community Theatre

Steve Patterson brings his blend of quiz show and funny to Kelowna. Featuring Evany Rosen (Baronness Von Sketch Show, Hotel Transylvania) and Juno nominee for Comedy Album of the Year, Ivan Decker.

Kelowna Fan Experience — March 23-25 in The Downtown Arts District

Three days of pop culture festival fun in four downtown arts district locations. So much to see you need to check out our website. Tickets at www.selectyourtickets.com

Secret Theatre — Two Innovative Plays in Unexpected Locations

  • The Russian Play & Essay by Hannah Moscovitch. Directed by Elana Bizovie — Sept.13-15
    Moscovitch is a Canadian playwright who has been dubbed "an indie sensation" by Toronto Life Magazine and "the wunderkind of Canadian theatre" by CBC Radio. Stay tuned for further secret announcements.
  • Swipe Right. Written and Directed by C.J. Wilkins — Nov.1-3
    Better than Netflix and chill, Swipe Right is a playful, interactive exploration of the fun, fantasy and fiction of online dating. From hookups to soulmates, our app-based world has something for everyone, but will they match? Bring your smartphone to Swipe Right and help our singles to find friendship, lust or love. *Status Update: It's Complicated*

The Birds — Two One Act Mystery Plays In Rep, Oct. 17-21 at The Black Box Theatre

  • Mockingbird Close by Trevor Schmidt
    Part post-modern fairy tale, part mystery. A couple follows the breadcrumbs of their son’s disappearance to every house in Mockingbird Close and find more than just clues.
  • Blackbird — the Broadway hit play by David Harrower
    Fifteen years later a woman confronts her abuser in this award-winning, tragic story of reconnection and loss. Recently featured Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels in an explosive Broadway production.

In One Night  — a new play by Bonnie Gratz, Nov. 22-30, at The Hothouse Theatre, RCA

Two ex-lovers thrown together by chance revisit what life would have been like if they had stayed together. Featuring casts with emerging, mature and senior actors, this touching play ith an unforgettable twist is a world premiere.

A Charlie Brown Christmas — by Charles Schultz, Dec 6-16 at Rotary Centre For The Arts

The classic with iconic music and those adorable characters, directed by Danny Tagle. A Christmas tradition, live on stage.

The Black Cat Cabaret & 10 Minute Play Festival, Feb.8-9, 2019 at The Black Box Theatre

Four original 10-minute plays, comedy scenes and songs; all cabaret. Featuring over 30 artists from our season, this is a real company favourite.

Little Shop of Horrors — May 16-26, 2019 at Rotary Centre For The Arts

A total eclipse of the sun unleashes a horticultural horror story that is part 50s musical and all kitsch. Directed by Danny Tagle.

Whew! That is it! So come and light up the night with us and grab your tickets for an upcoming show.

Details on the shows for the season, our soap opera, night party and Starry Nights season passes are available on www.newvintage.ca or the New Vintage Facebook site.

Tickets are available at www.selectyourtickets.com or www.rotarycentreforthearts.com

New Vintage is a proud member of PACT — The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.

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About the Author

Bonnie Gratz is an actor, director, and playwright. She is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and a member of the Playwright's Guild of Canada and The Literary and Dramaturges of North America. 

For more on Bonnie, check out www.bonnie-gratz.com or check out www.newvintage.ca

Contact Bonnie at:  [email protected]


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