442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC
Courtenay Little Theatre is delighted to be hosting the annual North Island Zone (NIZ) Festival for May 14th to 20th when seven island theatre clubs are in the Valley with their productions of Canadian dramas. See postings under each date for specific shows.
During the festival, each evening after each show, adjudicator Andrew McIlroy, a Vancouver stage and screen actor and director, will speak for about 15 minutes, giving his learned opinion on that production. The audience is encouraged to stay and listen. As this NIZ Festival is adjudicated, winners in various categories are chosen, with Best Production having the opportunity to compete in the Theatre BC Festival Mainstage in Vernon in July.
The NIZ festival is an excellent opportunity for lovers of live theatre to indulge in their passion. As CLT only hosts every five years, this variety of offerings in one setting is not to be missed. With the support of local sponsors Paul Chisholm of RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities and Jane Denham of REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty, CLT is proud to be inviting the five out of town theatre clubs to the Comox Valley.
Tickets for the Theatre BC North Island Zone Festival can be obtained from the Sid Williams Theatre, www.sidwilliamstheatre.com, 250-338-2430, and at the box office. Single tickets are $18, with a three day pass for $48. The best value is a full festival pass for $98, only $14 per production. This is excellent value for theatre of such quality. (Processing fees extra). At the NIZ Festival there is ‘Festival Seating’ which means every seat is available on entry to the theatre. In this week of exciting performances, all plays begins at 7:30 p.m.