Quirky Canadian comedy next on stage at UFV

The second production of The University of The Fraser Valley Theatre department’s 2010/11 season of theatre is Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, the quirky, award - winning comedy by Canadian playwright Morris Panych.

Jalen Saip-Dyck and Ron Jackson join the UFV theatre department in their second theatre production of the season - Girl in a Goldfish Bowl.

The second production of The University of The Fraser Valley Theatre department’s 2010/11 season of theatre is Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, the quirky, award – winning comedy by Canadian playwright Morris Panych.

As this engaging comedy opens, we hear Iris, a precocious girl of ten years old, state: “These are the last few days of my childhood.”

Iris is certain that the recent death of her goldfish was announced by the air-raid sirens during the day’s school drill. Could the spirit of her recently departed pet be re-incarnated in the form of a lost, amnesiac drifter who suddenly appears on her doorstep without warning?

Iris’s parents, trapped in the nostalgic desires of their own lost youth, are oblivious to their daughter’s child’s eye view of life.

Panych’s wry humour, which permeates the action of this fascinating piece, ensures an evening of first class, live 3D entertainment.

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl will be directed by UFV Theatre faculty member Joanna Redfern. Joanna marks her directorial debut for the department in taking the helm for this production. Three first year theatre students will make their acting debuts for the department in Girl in the Goldfish Bowl : Gabby Bohmer takes the role of Iris, the precocious ten year old, Rebekah Briscoe is her long suffering mother, Sylvia and Jalen Saip-Dyck is their colourful lodger, Rose. Iris’s melancholic father, Owen, will be played by Ron Jackson, last seen as Tom Snout In our March, 2010 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the role of Lawrence, the enigmatic drifter, is taken by Josh

Wilson, also last seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Demetrius. Set design for this production is by Evan Hutchinson, with costume design by Laura Auffrey and lighting design by Madison McArthur and Ali Shewan.

Sound designer is Andrew Meadwell and Coleen Plenert is stage manager.

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl opens Friday, Jan. 21 in the Theatre on the Chilliwack campus and runs Jan 22,27,28,29 and Feb. 3, 4 and 5 at 7.30 pm., with two reduced price previews Jan. 19 and 20 at 7.30 pm. and matinees Sunday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 2pm. and Thursday, Feb. 3 at 12: noon. The Sunday, Jan. 30 matinee will be pay-what-you-can event with a recommended minimum price of only $8. General ticket prices range between $14 to $16. For reservations call: 604-795-2814 or Email: theatre@ufv.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sumas First Nation pilots eight-inch gill-net fishery in Sumas/Vedder River

Project in Abbotsford renews fishing practice and data gathering of chinook salmon

Chilliwack home built in 1910 will be saved from demolition

The 110-year-old house on Hope River Road is being relocated to nearby Riverside Drive

‘We just have to keep going’: Smaller weddings with bigger hearts ahead as weddings adapt to COVID-19

A struggling hospitality industry wary but hopeful of future amid industry-shaking changes

Outdoor markets not going ahead in Hope this summer

Concerns around health of vendors, lack of tourism factor into keeping markets closed this season

Hope crews quickly extinguish fire in camper van

Fire in deep cycle battery caused visible smoke and a response from Hope Fire Department Wednesday

21 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in B.C. as virus ‘silently circulates’ in broader community

Health officials urge British Columbians to enjoy summer safely as surge continues

Tough time for tree fruits as some B.C. farm products soar

Province reports record 2019 sales, largely due to cannabis

Abbotsford woman starts petition to have B.C. government help with IVF costs

Jennifer Kuiken says cost of in vitro fertilization is too high for most people

‘Let’s all do a self-check’: Okanagan mayor reacts to racist vandalism targeting local family

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Province agrees to multimillion-dollar payout for alleged victims of Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of misappropriating funds of children — often Indigenous — in his care

B.C. businessman David Sidoo gets 3 months behind bars for college admissions scam

Sidoo was sentenced for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons

PHOTOS: Inside a newly-listed $22M mega-mansion on ALR land in B.C.

The large home, located on ALR land, is one of the last new mansions to legally be built on ALR land

COVID-19 gives B.C. First Nation rare chance to examine tourism’s impact on grizzly bears

With 40 infrared cameras deployed in Kitasoo-Xai’Xais territory, research will help develop tourism plan with least impact on bears

RCMP searching for culprit behind needle-filled lemons left on Coquitlam-area trails

The two lemons found were thrown away leaving police with little evidence

Most Read