The premiere of
Extended Wings
Written and directed by Michael Armstrong

Willie is a 72-year old Tsimshian man who has become cut off from his culture, and the world. Viv is a raging granny who’s determined to make her golden years count. When Viv’s teenage granddaughter Mads gets a job shopping for Willie, their lives intersect in ways that change all three, in a moving and often mischievously funny new play about our need for human connection, at whatever age.

Co-presented with Nanaimo Seniors Connect and the Nanaimo Women’s Centre.

Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3 -- 7:30 pm
Oct. 28, Nov. 4 -- 2 pm
Harbour City Theatre, 25 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo

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Murder Is No Jive
A murder mystery dinner!

Did you love last season’s Murder Is Only Skin Deep? Did you miss it because it sold out? You’re in luck! This season we bring you Murder Is No Jive, another merry evening of interactive murder-mystery fun and dining.

The setting is a 1950s high school prom. The Principal is checking to see that all dancing couples are at least a football-length apart, and everyone is anxious to find out who the king and queen will be. Until, that is, tough guy Johnny Angel shows up to spoil the party. Only one thing is certain -- someone is not going to graduate alive!

Dressing 1950s prom-style (prom king or queen, greaser, nerd, etc.) is welcome!

November 17, 6:30 pm, Green Olive Room at the Old City Station Pub, 150 Skinner St., Nanaimo

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Between the Sheets
By Jordi Mand

It’s parent-teacher night. In a grade three classroom, a mother meets with “Miss Stewart” about her special needs child. Before their conference is through, though, it will have turned into an explosive confrontation in which the needs of both women are powerfully laid bare too. “There’s a kind of hush while it’s playing: the sound of an audience caught, held, rapt.” – National Post

Audience advisory: Adult language and content.

Jan. 25, 26, 31, Feb. 1, 2 – 7:30 pm
Feb. 3 – 2 pm
Harbour City Theatre, 25 Victoria Rd., Nanaimo

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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 mesmerizing “Mama Bear,” in which a family’s cell phones reveal unwelcome secrets; “Public Intoxication” by Miles Hayes, a tender evocation of a transgender man’s relationship with his old high school buddies; and Sean Enns’ rollicking “Dispossessed, or Danni’s Inferno,” 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 when your sexual identity is wobbling around like a drunk, your love-life might too."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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