Friday, December 4, 1998

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE (Dec 4 - Jan 2 1998/99)

Adapted by Ron Reed from the C.S. Lewis novel

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of C.S. Lewis' birth with this breathtakingly inventive staging of our century's most widely read, greatly loved children's classic. Captivates the adult imagination as powerfully as a child's with its rich themes and unforgettable images – a triumph of the imagination!

Dec 4 1998 – Jan 2 1999, Pacific Theatre (Vancouver)

CAST
Peter - Anthony Ingram *
Lucy - Miriam Brown

Director - Ron Reed
Set - Stancil Campbell
Stage Manager - April Nicolle *

Friday, October 23, 1998

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL (Oct 23 - Nov 21, 1998)

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL
by Tom Key & Russell Treyz, music by Harry Chapin

The Greatest Story Ever Re-Told packed our theatre in 1994, winning rave reviews and three Jessie Richardson Award nominations. The original cast returns in this high-energy big-hearted bluegrass celebration that places Jesus in the Deep South – face to face with revival preachers, crooked politicians and the Ku Klux Klan.

"Entertainment of a high order; witty, toe-tapping, and emotionally engaging entertainment" Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

*

CAST
Spencer Capier
Allen des Noyers
Tim Dixon
Ron Reed
Wyndham Thiessen

Director - Morris Ertman

*

Oct 23 – Nov 21 1998, Pacific Theatre (Vancouver)

Spring 1999 Tour;
Sunshine Theatre (Kelowna)
Chemainus Theatre
Lambrick Park, Fraserview MB, Glad Tidings, etc

Tuesday, September 1, 1998

1998-99 Season: 15th Anniversary Season

Experience the extraordinary!

If you're like me, you go to the theatre to be enchanted, challenged, inspired, transported – maybe even changed. We gather in a darkened room hoping to experience life at its most essential and passionate – to enter worlds of imagination and transformation where human souls live through the central, defining moments of their lives.

In our 15th Anniversary season, we will take you to some extraordinary times and places – to 15th century France and England where an idealistic young woman fights for her country's freedom, to Gainsville Georgia where Jesus is born in an orange crate, to an imaginary world called Narnia in the grip of an endless winter. In the uniquely inimate world of our 125-seat theatre you will laugh and feel and think along with characters you won't forget, caught up in urgent questions of sanctity and sanity, of liberty and responsibility, of life and death.

We're celebrating our 15th Anniversary Season with a tremendous sense of anticipation – long awaited productions, new artistic collaborations, even an improved lobby!

Don't miss a minute of it. Life is so busy – why not decide right now to set aside a few evenings to leave behind the day-to-day and immserse yourself in the imaginative, deeply human world of live theatre.

Ron Reed

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Cotton Patch Gospel
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Agnes Of God
Saint Joan
You Still Can't

Thursday, May 14, 1998

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME (May 14-16, 1998)

by Ron Reed, Paul & Nicole Johnson

Okay. Imagine Christmas Presence. Without the Christmas stuff. At a ballpark, on opening day. That's pretty much the idea of this All Star celebration of the stories, the characters and the literature of this timeless game. This glorious springtime of a show features the writings of W.P. Kinsella, Garrison Keillor, Casey Stengel and other literary giants. Nine innings of dramatic action with Abbott & Costello, Wayne & Schuster, Tinker & Evers & Chance. Sister Wynona Carr's gospel classic "Life Is A Ballgame" and other memorable tunes like "Say Hey (The Willie Mays Sont)." And the players - Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Bobby Thompson and Joe Carter, to mention just a few. Buy some peanuts and crackerjacks, and get yourself a seat on the first base line for the greatest opening day Vancouver has ever seen! The most fun you can have outside a ballpark!

CAST
Ron Reed
Nicole Johnson
Paul Johnson

BAND
Stephen Bulat
Karen Parent
Wyndham Thiessen

Thursday, March 12, 1998

THE NERD (Mar 12 - Apr 4, 1998)

by Larry Shue

The creator of Pacific Theatre's smash hit The Foreigner is back with another wildly comic story. "As long as you are alive, you will have somebody on earth who will do anything for you" - words written by a soldier to the man who saved him from cdertain death on the battlefield. Years later, the hero shows up unexpectedly to collect - a hopeless, bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact - and overstays his welcome to the point wehre his host is seriously considering the terms of his vow - "As long as you are alive..."

CAST
Rick Steadman - Dirk Van Stralen
Willum Cubbert - Kerry Vander Griend
Tansy McGinnis - Lisa Benner
Axel Hammond - Ron Reed
Warnock Walgrave - Francis Boyle
Clelia Waldgrave - Donna Lea Ford
Thorina Waldgrave - Katie Reed / Sasha Brayley

Director - Tom Carson

Friday, January 30, 1998

NAVY WIFE (Jan 30 - Feb 14, 1998)

by Jason Milligan
World Premiere

The winner of our 1994 Popular Demand new play reading series, this small gem of a play, set in the late 1950s, tells the story of Claire, a young woman who struggles to build a home while her husband, a Navy pilot, is stationed overseas. A story of commitment, new faith, and one woman's strength.

CAST
Claire - Miriam Brown
Jack - Francis Boyle
Birde - Linda Bush

Director - Morris Ertman
Sound - Stephen Bulat

Friday, January 9, 1998

A Night At The Improv (Jan 9-17, 1998)

2nd Annual Improv Comedy Fundraiser

Everybody can use a good laugh in the middle of our wet, gray Vancouver winter. We think we've got just the thing: a fun family evening of comedy improv. You'll see those familiar Pacific Theatre faces that you've enjoyed in past Murder Mysteries and comedies, working "without a net," in two wonderful evenings of hilarity. Cheer your team on as they strive to win you amazing prizes! And if you can stop laughing long enough, you'll be able to enjoy our "Build Your Own Sundae" bar. Help out a great theatrical cause, and have a ball doing it!

Jan 9, 10, 16, 17 (dates incorrect in brochure)