The best of UFV Theatre’s DFEST heads to Harrison Tuesday

“Each one of the selected shows was a standout," says Ian Fenwick about the three one-act plays that will be performed on July 15.

Directors’ Festival Curator Ian Fenwick says one-act plays from UFV’s 2014 DFEST showcasing UFV Theatre students will be on the Harrison Memorial Hall stage

UFV Theatre is contributing several productions to the Harrison Festival of the Arts from its highly successful Directors’ Theatre Festival.

Directors’ Fest curator Ian Fenwick says three one-act plays will be featured on the Harrison Memorial Hall stage, on Tuesday, July 15 starting at 8:30 pm.

“Each one of the selected shows was a standout at DFEST,” he says. “Seeing them together on the Harrison stage as part of the Festival of the Arts will be a special summer treat for theatre-goers and a great experience for our students.”

A few of the UFV DFEST shows appearing at Harrison are:

• Mr Bigg and Tall, written by UFV Theatre students Tim Howe and Stephen Wilhite, and directed by Tim Howe.

A run-down burlesque house in its prime! Don’t know what that looks like? Not a problem! Just throw a few idiots on stage with a gaggle of really attractive women for about an hour, charge admission, and you’ve basically got the idea.

• Time Flies, by David Ives, directed by Amanda Thiessen

They are born, they meet, they mate, they die. This is the average life of the average mayfly, but May and Horace are anything but ordinary… or so they think.

• A New York Minute, by Michael Palermo, directed by Beth Gasser

Melissa’s best friend Harry recently became a ghost. The two try to sort out what this means for their friendship and discover a whole new way of living.

“It is considered an honour for our Directors’ Festival participants to be asked to Harrision,” notes UFV Theatre department head Bruce Kirkley.

“Only a few of the shows get the call to go on the road and be associated with the Harrison Festival.”

For tickets contact the Harrison Festival of the Arts at harrisonfestival.com or by phone: 604-796-3664

or at 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Host Springs

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