UFV to present trio of shows

The UFV theatre department has announced this year’s lineup which includes The Little Mermaid, The Age of Arousal and Romeo and Juliet.

Three classic tales highlight the 2013/2014 “Season of Theatre” at the University of The Fraser Valley.

The UFV theatre department has announced this year’s lineup which includes The Little Mermaid, The Age of Arousal and  Romeo and Juliet.

About the shows:

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen is an exciting adaptation by Pam Gems of the classic fairy tale by one of Denmark’s greatest writers and will be a treat for the whole family. With a heartwarming story containing mermaids, witches, handsome princes, beautiful princesses, magic potions and a redemptive message, it’s hard to go wrong.

The Little Mermaid will be directed by Colleen Lanki, artistic director of TomoeArts in Vancouver and UFV sessional instructor. It runs Nov. 6-24, 2013.

The Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths takes place in  1835, a time of passion and confusion. The typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy turvey; virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. Five ambitious “New Women” and one “Newish Man” struggle to find their way.  But, when spinsters Virginia and Alice, the beautiful Monica and the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot arrive, things can never be the same.

Directed by UFV Theatre veteran Ian Fenwick, The Age of Arousal runs Jan. 8-26, 2014.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the world’s greatest love story, told by the world’s greatest playwright. Romeo and Juliet tells the timeless tale of star- crossed lovers from rival families, forced to make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice in payment for their love.

Romeo and Juliet will be directed by Paul Gelineau, director of the Academy of Fight Directors Canada and UFV sessional instructor. The show runs March 5-23, 2014.

All productions will be held in the theatre on the Chilliwack North campus, at the corner of Yale and Airport roads in Chilliwack.

For season tickets, special offers or more information call 604-795-2814 or email: theatre@ufv.ca.