The 2019 New Waves Festival

Our celebration of new plays and playwrights returns! This time we feature the winners in our recent Short Play Contest for central Vancouver Island writers. Join us for Dante Ambriel’s startling "Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear," in which a family’s cell phones reveal unwelcome secrets; "Public Intoxication" by Miles Hayes, a tender evocation of a transgender man’s attempt to reconnect with his old high school buddies; and Sean Enns’ rollicking "Dispossessed" in which a fashion-conscious demon attempts to swap lives with a teenage girl, with devilishly funny results.

All three plays will be presented at each performance. Four performances only!

Audience advisory: Adult language and content.

Feb. 21, 22, 23 – 7:30 pm
Feb. 24 – 2 pm
Harbour City Theatre, 25 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo

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Plays & Pie presents
Cock
by Mike Bartlett

A staged reading

It's not about a chicken. While John is taking "a break" from his boyfriend, he's surprised to find himself attracted to a woman he meets on the way to work. Sleeping with her only complicates matters. He tries to sort things out, but that's not easy to do when your sexual identity is wobbling about like a drunk. "Mercilessly accurate, wickedly funny and strangely touching." - Financial Times

Audience advisory: Strong adult language and content.

March 16, 7:30 pm, Kismet Theatre Academy, 55 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo

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Sequence
By Arun Lakra

Theo is a very lucky man – he’s correctly predicted the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years, and become a millionaire doing it. But in this ingenious comedy, his fate is inextricably intertwined with a mad university professor, her religiously-inclined student-on-a-mission, and Cynthia, the bright young woman who thinks she’s figured out Theo’s secret. Has his luck finally run out? “Sequence balances smart and heart.” – Calgary Herald

Audience advisory: Adult language and content.

Mar. 29, 30, Apr. 4, 5, 6 – 7:30 pm
Apr. 7 – 2 pm
Harbour City Theatre, 25 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo

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