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Our 2017 Season

Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season – a year of curiosity, exploration, and celebration! The legacy of The Chemainus Theatre Festival is one of great people and great stories. In our shared spaces, talented artists gather with enthusiastic audiences to enjoy performances from the popularly acclaimed to the intensely challenging. Every year, your support and patronage emboldens us to continue providing theatre in creative new ways – and in 2017 we aim to ignite your imagination again.

We kick off with Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, an absolute joy of Regency romances. Find out if the illustrious manservant Jeeves saves the scene and the day in Jeeves Takes a Bow. We will gaze into the awesomeness of creative achievements through a tale of the stars and passion for life (near and far) in the exquisite play, Silent Sky. The riotous music of the Canadian blockbuster 2 Pianos 4 Hands is likely to make you giddy – and at Christmas we’ll bring out your wacky side when the Cornwalls return with an all new original Chemainus Theatre Festival adventure. We’re going to hop through the summer with Rock Legends – the eagerly anticipated sequel to Twist and Shout – as well as pay tribute to our own past with popular KidzPlay and Studio programming.

And, because our 25th year is a time to pull out all the stops, you’ll encounter new commissions, kids’ camps, favourite returning artists, and more celebrations of fantastic professional theatre on Vancouver Island. Thank you for being part of our artistic community that nourishes and explores the arts and the human spirit!

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Randal Huber
Managing Director
Mark DuMez
Artistic Director

The 2017 Shows:

About the 2017 Season: