Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson have requested your assistance to solve the latest dastardly mystery to confound them. Join them for an evening filled with mystery, masked fun, fabulous canapés, prizes for costumes & clever sleuthing and an array of silent and live auction items more diverse than the British Empire.
We are excited to offer selected limited edition serigraphs by internationally acclaimed artist Arthur Vickers, generously donated by the Pink Family. The private collection, purchased directly from the artist, is currently on display at the Chemainus Theatre in our Playbill Dining Room. You may arrange for a viewing of the collection by contacting Marlie Kelsey or Anita McCallum. Five serigraphs are available for online auction. In addition, we are featuring a variety of other prizes and getaways!
All proceeds from this auction benefit the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society and will help us continue our passion of presenting engaging and enriching live theatre for Vancouver Island residents and visitors.
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I grew up in a small great lakes town with a population just about to crack 2000 souls when I left. I knew all my aunts and uncles – even the ones who moved “all the way” to the other side of town. Every second Sunday of the month, without fail, my father’s six siblings would gather in one of their houses for a meal and a visit – until the later years when the “cousin count” was so high that only the aunts and uncles were allowed. To this day, the living relatives still gather – to solve the problems of the world over a pot luck lunch, some coffee and Snickers bar salad. I am grateful for many blessings of my family and especially that even with their differences, they all love and respect one another when they gather together.
In this play, Joe DiPietro gives us the perfect, imperfect family. Through his hilarity, we can consider our own sense of place, our loyalties to location, commitment to culture and hopes for our legacy and lineage. In the mobility of North American culture, Tengo famiglia invites us to examine our roots, whether we love em’ or lump em’. The patriarchs and matriarchs of Nick’s world allow us to laugh at ourselves in another skin and call us to savour the tastes and conversations that shape who we are. Enjoy the feast!