Youth theatre troupe ready to take the stage with Heritage

Flying Arrow Productions inaugural performance runs Oct. 24-26 at Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

Heritage

A new youth theatre company is set to put on their first play this weekend at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

Flying Arrow Productions, a youth theatre group run by Anita Hallewas, is performing Heritage by Dafydd James on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct 24–26.

The play takes place at a school on May Day. As the a group of misfit students prepare to close off the day’s festivities, things go awry. Tubbsy’s hiding a cat in his bag; Deirdre-May’s grieving her Nanna and Mark’s turned up as Stegosaurus. As the rehearsal breaks down, they soon begin to suspect that they’ve been chosen for a far darker purpose.

The play is a black comedy with music that explores a darker side of nationalism.

The Revelstoke production features local youth, aged 12 and up, at all levels, from production to the stage. The play was mutually cast, wrote Hallewas in an e-mail. There was no audition process — instead, everyone who wanted an acting role got one.

They also took on production roles, designing the costumes, sound and lighting. Alice Dunkerson, a grade eight student, created the poster, including the image on it.

The project has a mentor focus where the youth are mentored by professionals in theatre skills that interest them,” said Hallewas.

Each student was required to take on two or more roles, such as actor, marketing, director, stage manager, producer and more.

“There are many roles within producing a theatre show and we wanted the youth to see that,” said Hallewas.

The project was funded by the Columbia Basin Trust Youth Initiatives program and was a combined project between Flying Arrow Productions, a youth-focused theatre non-profit, and the Revelstoke Theatre Company.

Students also get one high school credit for taking part in the play.

Heritage takes place at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Show times are Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. They are available in advance at Big Mountain Kitchen & Linen.

For more information about Flying Arrow Productions, visit their website at www.flyingarrowproductions.ca.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke nordic skier travels to Russia for biathlon

Tayla Koerber skied for Team Canada at the international event

Avalanche control planned east of Revelstoke this afternoon

Highway 1 will be closed intermittently between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Revelstoke students raise funds for Women’s Shelter Society

The Me to We club at Columbia Park Elementary hosted a movie night

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Police say the gunman in the shooting that killed 50 acted alone

Marijuana production expansion proposed near Okanagan Rail Trail

A rezoning application from The Flowr Group will be presented to council today

Man enters unlocked B.C. home with knife, sexually assaults 22-year-old

Investigation ongoing after woman sexually assaulted in Greater Victoria early Sunday morning

Trudeau fills vacancy in cabinet with B.C. MP Joyce Murray

Murray, 64, was elected in 2008 and served previously as a minister in B.C.’s provincial government

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor says terror likely

Utrecht police release photo of 37-year-old man born in Turkey who is ‘associated with the incident’

Kelowna Muslim students hold vigil to support New Zealand victims

A vigil will be held Monday night at UBC Okanagan

Facebook announces changes to political advertising to meet new federal rules

Bill C-76 bans the use of money from foreign entities to conduct partisan campaigns

Sedin twins, NHL ref among 2019 BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik and Daniel Sedin will be inducted this summer in Penticton

Most Read