Theatre festival set to take centre stage

first_imgLegge is currently an instructor at the Capilano University Theatre Program.Adult tickets for the festival are $15, $12 for students/ seniors and $8 for children. Festival passes can also be bought, which can be used to see all four productions. The price of those are $50 for adults, $40 for students/seniors and $30 for children.Tickets can be purchased at the North Peace Cultural Box Office at 250-785-1992 or through their website.For more information on the festival, contact Jim Peltier at 250-787-0342 and [email protected] or Sue Popesku at 250-785-6124 and [email protected] The North Peace Cultural Centre is preparing for “the most fun you can have with the curtains open.”Taking place from May 11-15, the NPCC will be hosting the 2011 Peace River Zone Theatre Festival. The festival opens on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with the Stage North adaptation of Jerod Blake’s “Fuel”. Fuel is a one man show, directed by Blair Scott, depicting the battles of addiction.- Advertisement -The festival’s second performance, Woody Allen’s “Death” will take place the following day on May 12. The performance will be put on by North Peace Players, a group of North Peace Secondary School drama students, and will be directed by grade 12 student Claire Temple.Friday, May 13, Stage North returns with Susan Coyne’s quirky and comedic autobiography titled “Kingfisher Days”, directed by Clarice Eckford.Concluding this year’s Festival on May 14 will be Erin Hanna’s self written and directed “Nodes and Ties.” The production will be preformed by the Grizzly Valley Players, a group of performers from the Tumbler Ridge community theatre program. The play takes a humorous look at three friends and their experiences with social networking.This year’s festival adjudicator will be Collin Legge, who will also be putting on a “Coffee Critique Workshops” the day after each production. The workshops are free to attend and will focus on the creative and technical processes involved in theatre production. Legge’s workshops will run from May 12-15, from 10 a.m. until noon and will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Advertisementlast_img read more

Refugees confined in Israeli raid

first_imgThere were indications that the West Bank operation targeting militants in the Ein Bet Ilmeh camp next to the city of Nablus was nearing its end. But the raid was especially painful for the 5,000 refugees who live there because it came during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim families normally gather for large feasts at nightfall to end their daytime fast. Israeli media reported before sundown Thursday that soldiers captured a cell of four militants from Hamas and the Popular Front groups who were allegedly planning a suicide attack. That was the stated goal of the raid, signaling that it was close to conclusion. Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers launched the raid Tuesday, and two Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the first two days of fighting. The army said it was allowing food, medicine and ambulances into the camp. But with a tight curfew since Tuesday, some residents said they could not leave their homes to buy food. “There is no food in this house we are in,” said Hussam Hamdan, 30. Lara Kanan, 23, said water was running out in some houses because rooftop water tanks had been hit by bullets. There were also complaints by Palestinians that Israeli troops were using them as human shields to enter places where armed militants might be holed up – a practice outlawed by Israel’s Supreme Court. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Ali Daraghmeh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NABLUS, West Bank – A fierce Israeli army raid in a crowded West Bank refugee camp confined thousands to their homes for a third straight day Thursday, and residents said they were running out of food and water. In a separate Israeli raid Thursday on the Gaza Strip, four Palestinians were killed. One was a 17-year-old who died when he was hit by shrapnel and run over by an army bulldozer, Palestinian hospital officials said. last_img read more