Second Chance Dance



Asparagus Community Theatre presents our second fundraiser of the season:

 A post- Valentine's Dance!

Featuring local roots party-ers the Chipko Jones Trio, the evening will feature live music as well as skits, comedy, and special guests. Dance-goers can also enjoy a variety of carnival games, complimentary snacks, a 50/50 draw and a cash bar. And every ticket is eligible for some great door prizes!

This event is in support of Asparagus Community Theatre’s 35th Season and also serves to reboot a tradition of years past... the community dance! Although this is an Adults Only event, ACT hopes to continue the tradition with an all-ages dance event in the future. 

Come out and dance!

"HALF LIFE" AUDITIONS

ACT is holding auditions for our Spring 2017 Production:

“HALF LIFE"
Written by John Mighton
Directed by Paul Kirkwood-Hackett

CASTING:
 2 Females 70s- 80s
1 Male 70s- 80s
2 Males 30s- 40s
2 Females 30s -40s

PLAY READING:   Sunday, February 5 @ 4pm

AUDITIONS:          Monday, February 6 @ 7pm
                               Tuesday, February 7@ 7pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 20-23 & 26-28, 2017
Centennial Theatre, 3305 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong
                
For more information contact actokbc@gmail.com

About "Half Life" and John Mighton

Two nursing home residents, both in their eighties, meet and fall in love, rekindling what might have been a wartime romance.

Had they previously met somewhere else under different circumstances? Why is their love so troubling for their children? Indeed, the light at dusk is sometimes warmer and more enveloping than that of the midday sun. Characters navigate between being and appearance, between cowardice and dissoluteness. The award-winning author of Possible Worlds brings us this poetic and moving meditation on identity, aging, and the nature of memory. What shines through when memory fades away?

Winner of the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award in Drama and the 2006 CAA Carol Bolt Award

John Mighton is a mathematician, author, playwright, and the founder of JUMP Math, a successful school program designed to tutor children who are having difficulties in math. John has written an inspirational book based on his experiences with JUMP called The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child, published by House of Anansi Press. He also released a follow-up book to The End of Ignorance. Mighton completed a PhD in mathematics at the University of Toronto and has lectured in philosophy at McMaster University. He held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship for research in graph theory and knot theory at the Fields Institute and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.

Christmas at King Armstrong's Court


Written and Directed by Mark Trussell

December 2-3 & 9-10 at 7:00pm
Matinee Dec 10 at 2:00pm
Centennial Theatre
3305 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong

Join us for our winter production of "Christmas at King Armstrong's Court" 
Featuring a cast of characters including Queen Rosedale... who never smiles...and the three evil queens of Enderby! A medieval variety show made up of musicians, dancers, instrumentalists, kooky characters, and much more, there will be something to please audiences young and old. Actors and performers are regional residents of all ages! 

Locally written by Mark Trussell, the Monty-Pythonesque show is well into rehearsals and already proving it will be a performance not to be missed!

Tickets and reservations available at:
 "The Guy Next Door" (250) 546-0950
3450 Okanagan St, Armstrong

$20 Adults
$18 Seniors/ Students 
$10 Children 12 & under

DRACULA! A Live Radio Recording!


“When the spirit dies but the dead live, the dark god of the night is a beast.”

Thursday, October 27th & 
Friday, October 28th at 7:30pm
Admission by Donation
Suggested $10

Asparagus Community Theatre (ACT) invites you in…. to the world of Old Time Radio this Halloween season. Join us for a live, dramatized recording of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, performed by ACT actors, musicians and foley artists.

This version of Dracula first aired on CBC’s Stage 49 program in 1949 and was dramatized by the late George Salverson, a prolific Canadian playwright, documentarian and broadcaster. It starred, among others, Lorne Green and Lister Sinclair.

ACT’s 2016 performance is directed by Phelan Gotto and features Mandy Penner, Brodie Muskett, Michael Thomas, Jennifer Blake, Risa Bissenden, Jim Ferguson, Ryan Murphy, Jeunesse Pearson and Mark Trussell. Pianist Cameron Shook and Violinist Roman Blain provide the chilling score with live foley effects by Maryke Simmonds and the cast.

This event is a joint fundraiser with Salmon Arm community radio station, Voice of the Shuswap (CKVS) and is partially funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada. CKVS will be recording each performance for an edited re-broadcast at a later date. 

All ages are welcome and Halloween costumes are encouraged. There will be door prizes, goodies, prize for best costume and ACT memberships available to purchase. 
Admission is by donation; $10 is suggested. 
“Count” yourself in and help support ACT as we launch our 35th Season!

Contact actokbc@gmail.com for more information.

And...on Saturday, October 29, Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm is also performing a radio play!
Check out more info on "Take Me Out To The Graveyard" here!


2016 AGM


ASPARAGUS COMMUNITY THEATRE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:45pm
Centennial Theatre, 3305 Pleasant Valley Rd

The meeting will include the President’s Report, Year End Financial Statements, 
and the Election of the Board of Directors.

We will be staging a short Radio Play Reading after the meeting 
as a preview of what's to come this season. And Snacks by Mandy served too! 

New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
There are board positions available and nominations are being accepted- 
help keep community theatre alive and well in Armstrong!

Annual Membership: $10 individual/ $20 Family

For further information, call 250-546-9601
www.facebook.com/asparaguscommunitytheatre