Join us on zoom for our

director's Q & A series

We would like to invite you to join us for a fun evening, or evenings with the Chilliwack Players Guild. Our wonderful directors will be sharing stories, fun facts and their thoughts on what it’s like to be a director.  It will be a lively discussion and we welcome questions from the audience. There are three opportunities to join in the fun and you are welcome to join in any or all.

Please RSVP to info@playersguild.ca with your dates and any questions.  We will provide you with the Zoom link to attend.  We’re looking forward to spending some time together and we hope you’ll be able to join in.

 

The Director’s Series

Three Q and A sessions with our experienced directors, each with their own views of what it takes to bring a play to life.

Have some fun, hear some stories and learn more about the director’s role in creating a successful production.

These invaluable sessions are FREE - open to Guild and non-Guild members.

They will be fun for all levels of experience.

Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3.  Each one will be different.

Please join us Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Zoom.

 

April 8        7:00 PM -  8:00 PM         Graham Archer and Astrid Beugeling

April 15      7:00 PM – 8:00 PM         Janet Carroll and Lorne Seifred

April 22      7:00 PM – 8:00 PM         Clint Hames and Ken Fynn

With director and moderator Raymond Hatton

 

RSVP required to info@playersguild.ca.

 

We're going to be on chill TV

The Chilliwack Players Guild has been approached by Chill TV executives to provide local entertainment content for the station. We are currently re-launching the Radio Play 'An Affair of Honour' by Austin Stone as our first attempt.
As you can imagine it is a rather complicated process now due to Covid-19 protocols. The script has been re-worked to accommodate this and a cast of readers have gone to the Chill TV studio individually to film their parts.

Three other radio plays by Austin Stone are being filmed ,as well as opening and closing sections for each play.
Stay tuned for a viewing date and further information.

If you would like more information about Austin Stone and his radio plays please see his web site: http://austinstonetruecrime.com

 

Chilliwack Players Guild Season 

Due to the COVID-19 virus and in keeping with the government's guidelines, the CPG season will be postponed until 2021. We will keep you posted as to when things will start.

 

Our season will consist of the following:

Mystery in Pimlico - Radio Play Series

This BBC Radio Play, by Austin Stone, was originally broadcast live on Thursday May 8th 1952 at the BBC Midland Home Service. This ‘true crime’ play was based on the famous Pimlico Poisoning death in 1886 of Thomas Edwin Bartlett, possibly at the hands of his wife Adelaide!

Adelaide Blanche de la Tremoille (played by famous English actress Mary Wimbush) was born in 1855 France. She was encouraged by her husband Edwin to openly engage in romantic acts with Wesleyan Reverend George Dyson, who was also charged with Adelaide in the poisoning death of Edwin. He provided the larger quantities of liquid chloroform, than had been proscribed by Dr.Leach for an on-going illness!

At trial, Adelaide was defended by Sir Edward Clarke (originally played by well known English actor Geoffrey Lewis), who suggested that Edwin Bartlett had committed suicide, which led to an acquittal. The play gives background to the ‘mystery‘ and proceeds to the trial itself.  This is the third presentation in the Chilliwack Players Guild's Radio Play series. The CPG would like to thank Ed Stone, Austin Stone's son, for allowing us to present his father's work.

 

Calendar Girls

Based on the true story of the Yorkshire women who pose for a calendar to raise money for Cancer research, Calendar Girls has become the fastest
selling play in British theatre history.

After the previous year’s fundraising calendar, featuring local bridges, raises a paltry sum, the members of the Knapely Women’s Institute persuade one another to produce a charity calendar with a difference. They decide to pose nude for an "alternative" calendar.

Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, the calendar becomes a huge success sparking a global phenomenon.

A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

The Outsider

In the midst of a political scandal, Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of Governor. Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He has no political instincts, a paralyzing fear of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate ever to run for office.

Politics is a visual medium. People vote for idiots who look like leaders. But Ned Newley is a new phenomenon: a leader… who looks like an idiot. In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on modern politics.

 

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