Theatre26, a student-run group that works with faculty members in Creative Studies to organize events at the University Theatre, was busy all spring and summer working on the lineup of upcoming performances.
The Sunday Service, an improv group based in Vancouver and winner of the 2012 Best Improv Troupe in Canada, were first brought to UBC’s Okanagan campus by Theatre26 last fall. Their performance was such a success with students that they were invited back to perform during the first week of classes this year.
Filling up almost every seat in the house in the University Theatre, Comedy on Campus's Summer School Edition was a large success. The evening featured a line up of Kelowna's best amateur comedians and a crowd of tourists mixed in with local audience members.
Dean Krawchuk, a Performance major in Creative Studies, created a theatre piece in Butoh style based on the life of the legendary Russian monk Grigori Rasputin. Entitled 22 Sins to Salvation, the performance was well received by a full house on August 29th.
This year, Theatre26 continues to book events in the University Theatre — and is also working in collaboration with the Rotary Centre for the Arts (downtown Kelowna) for its first theatre season in the RCA’s Mary Irwin Theatre.
Upcoming events include:
FCCS noon hour music - Tenor Paul Moore accompanied by Pianist Graham Vink | Wednesday,September 25, 12pm, University Theatre, UBC Okanagan Campus
Comedy on Campus | Friday, September 27, 6pm, University Theatre, UBC Okanagan Campus
The Shakespeare Show by Monster Theatre | Friday, October 18, 7pm, University Theatre, UBC Okanagan Campus
Loon by The Wonderheads | Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30, 8pm, Mary Irwin Theatre, 421 Cawston Ave.