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 be gathered. The cast is going into the studio the first week of Feb to film.

The second Radio Play 'A Pearl in the Hand', also by Austin Stone, is waiting in the wings. The cast has been chosen and the script re-worked.
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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