Theatre BC O Zone Festival

Theatre BC O Zone Festival


 Powerhouse Theatre Mon, May 13, 2024 to Sat, May 18, 2024 At 7:30pm

Pick All 5 Plays $110 ($22 each)
Pick 3 or more $75 ($25 each)
$30 per ticket

Add Each play to your cart, once you have 3 or more the discount is applied automatically. You can call the box office for tickets at 250-549-7469.

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Vernon Powerhouse - The Exquisite Hour by Stewart Lemoine
7:30PM Monday, May 13, 2024

The Exquisite Hour, written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, is a sweet ode to bygone days when the world's knowledge seemed to be contained in encyclopedias and peddled by a door-to-door salesman.

Or in this case, saleswoman. Helen Darimont is a chirpy, charming, be-gloved lady in 1962, interrupting pleasant bachelor Zachary Teale late in the afternoon as he sips lemonade in his backyard, to politely ask him for an hour of his time.

Over that hour, shy Zack is pulled out of his shell by Helen as they act out scenarios from one encyclopedia volume, and he becomes the open book she reads. They charm and connect—with each other and with the audience—before the play ends, exquisitely, 60 minutes from when it began.

Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr

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Armstrong Community Theatre - Staff Room by Joan Burrows
By Permission of Playwrights Guild of Canada
7:30PM Tuesday, May 14, 2024

In the high school staff room, support staff and teachers both new and jaded find sanctuary from the busy hallways and sometimes each other. In “Staff Room,” you will meet 55 characters including teachers, secretaries, administrators, caretakers, parents and students facing life’s challenges and triumphs. “A snapshot of everyday life and its relatable issues, from the ridiculous and uproariously funny to thought provoking and poignant, whether you’ve worked in a school, had kids that go to school, or you have ever gone to school yourself, ‘Staff Room’ will resonate.”

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Salmon Arm Shuswap - Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley
Presented by special arrangement with Broadway licensing, LLC servicing the
Dramatist Play Service collection www.dramatists,com
7:30PM Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that due to his painful shyness suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

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Oliver South Okanagan Amateur Players - Deception of Kathryn Vask by Mark Steensland
By Permission of Broadway Play Publishing
7:30PM Thursday, May 16, 2024

Blaming herself for her son’s death in an accident, a grief-stricken woman wants to hold a séance to get his forgiveness from beyond the grave. But when her husband conspires with the family pastor to hire actors and fake the proceedings, things don’t go as planned … or do they? THE DECEPTION OF KATHRYN VASK by Mark Steensland, is a supernatural whodunit exploring guilt and grief and that lonely place where the two intersect. It will leave audiences guessing until the final terrifying moments THE DECEPTION OF KATHRYN VASK is a tightly woven thriller that follows in the twisty footsteps of Ira Levin’s DEATHTRAP and Anthony Shaffer’s SLEUTH.

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Oliver South Okanagan Amateur Players - Halfway There by Norm Foster Coffee
By Permission of Playwrights Canada Press
7:30PM Friday, May 17, 2024

There are no secrets in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia! Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips this maritime town off its axis. While Sean decides to pursue Janine, it only brings her closer together with her friends, who each have their own messy love lives and crosses to bear. Can everyone find what they’re looking for in Stewiacke? Can these best-of-friends survive the challenges and secrets that face them? Norm Foster, Canada’s most produced playwright, is at his best in this hilarious look at small town Canada.

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24 05 18 Awards Dinner Poster 500

$55.00 Per Person
6:00PM Saturday, May 18, 2024
Schubert Centre

Turkey Dinner or Vegetarian Chili
No Host Bar. Dinner served at 7:00PM
Awards to follow @ 8:00PM. Music by Colin Carney. Dance to follow. 9:00PM

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