Deadline for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Season Submissions Coming Up Fast!

March 1, 2020, is the deadline for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 season submission.
Submission forms can be found on this website under Resources, Forms.

Please submit the forms by mail to our mailing address listed on the resource page or submit by email to info@playersguild.ca.
If you are a director but do not have a play in mind, contact us at info@playersguild for more information.


CPG Announces Dialect Workshop with David LeReaney

The Chilliwack Players Guild will be hosting a dialect workshop focusing on the dialects of the UK. The Guild is pleased to welcome the hugely successful, talented and busy Canadian actor, director and renowned dialect coach, David LeReaney, back to his hometown.
Cost for the workshop will be:

Guild Members: $20
Non Members: $40

Participants must register through workshops@playersguild.ca.

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Second Radio Play ‘A Pearl in the Hand’ to be performed January 11, 2020

written by Austin Stone (1904-1979)
first produced by the BBC

In the mid century pre and post-war era, wildly popular radio plays caught the imagination of a population restricted by world conditions beyond individual control. BBC Radio’s ‘Thursday Night Mystery’ plays provided momentary escape from thoughts of rationing and fears for the future.
Between 1936 and 1955 Austin Stone was a well-known British crime novelist and BBC playwright whose stories – in print and on the airwaves - were all the more interesting because of his focus on historically true crime events. Stone’s works were also published in several languages to satisfy the interest of his many overseas readers and listeners.
Ed Stone, a Chilliwack historian, delights in bringing his father’s original radio plays to life once again through the medium of theatre. Second in the series presented by Chilliwack Players Guild is one of the nine radio plays Austin Stone wrote exclusively for BBC: A Pearl In Hand - which originally broadcast live on 22nd April,1954 - is based on the sensational Hatton Garden Pearl Robbery of 1913. It proved to be one of the most daring and sensational jewel robberies of all time, and certainly the most valuable haul of pearls in the history of Hatton Garden. The necklace involved was a string of sixty-one flawless pink pearls, insured by Lloyds Bank for 150,000 pounds sterling ($300,000). Scotland Yard, a division of the London Metropolitan Police, in conjunction with Lloyds, put up a princely reward for the return of the necklace.
The Chilliwack Players Guild performance highlights the ‘string’ of movements connected to the infamous pearls and their ultimate fate. Most incredible of all is the final ‘twist’ in the heist!
In 1979 British new wave/techno-pop group the Bugles lamented loudly that “video killed the radio star.” Forty years on, Chilliwack Players Guild and our own Ed Stone are having the last laugh - if not the last line! They have proven that the Bugles’ lyrics are dead wrong!

Tickets ($12) for the play are available online: www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Chilliwack Cultural Centre is located at 9201 Corbould Street

Date - January 11, 2020
Performance times are 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm in Rotary Hall


About Ed Stone

Ed Stone, a local Chilliwack resident decided, along with the last book of his father’s (“Missing, Murder Suspected”) to get these plays edited/transcribed posthumously in his father’s memory.
For more details about Ed and his father's work check out:- www.austinstonetruecrime.com & www.facebook.com/EdStoneBooks

Executive Board Announced


The newly elected board members (Nov 5) have chosen their office positions at a meeting held on November 26. The 2019/2020 Executive Board is as follows:
President – Client Hames.
Secretary – Andy Rolleman.
Treasurer – Barbara Blom.
CCC/Theatre BC Liason – Debra Archer.
Workshops – Warren Curle.
PR/Website/Communications – Jennifer Matthias
Guildhall Manager – Carol Taylor.
Membership – Mary Spani.
Social – Margaret Reveley.

Committee Heads/Chairs were reaffirmed at the November 26 meeting, they are as follows:
Guildhall Workshop/Technical – Graham Archer
Costumes – Mary Spani
Props – Judy Hill
Play Reading Committee – Graham Archer
PR Committee – Patti Lawn

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