The 2014 Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival opens Thursday night at Cape Breton University with two plays, An Intermission by Walter Carey, directed by Ken Chisholm and Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, directed by Rod Nicholls. The festival, named for one of the Boardmore Dramagroup co-founders, Elizabeth “Liz” Boardmore, runs until Sunday, March 23.
This annual festival is eagerly awaited by CBU students, faculty, and community members alike. The festival provides new and experienced writers, directors, and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents, and gives the public a chance to see several quality productions from numerous theatrical styles.
“This year’s one act play festival will be one of the best we have ever staged,” says Todd Hiscock, Director of the Boardmore Playhouse. “We will be offering five very strong new plays written by local and provincial playwrights, coupled with five plays from some of the world’s best dramatists, such as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, and David Ives.”
2014 Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival schedule (click on date for more information):
Thursday, March 20 – 7pm
An Intermission by Walter Carey / directed by Ken Chisholm
Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett / directed by Rod Nicholls
Friday, March 21 – 7pm
All My Day Jobs by Kirsten Van Ritzen / directed by Scott Sharplin
One on One by Guy LeLievre / directed by Lauren MacLeod
Saturday, March 22 – 2pm
The Lover by Harold Pinter / directed by John Lingard
On Waking by Eric Letcher / directed by Eric Letcher
Saturday, March 22 – 7pm
English Made Simple by David Ives / directed by James F.W. Thompson.
The Proposal by Anton Chekov / directed by Sarah Blanchard
The Cave by Wayne McKay / directed by Wayne McKay
Sunday, March 23 – 2pm
Joyride by Michael Melski / directed by Kelly Kirk
Department of Common Sense by Ryan Van Horne / directed by Nick Jupp
For the second year in a row, Ron Jenkins will join the festival as adjudicator and will host public adjudications following each night of plays. “The Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival is once again very pleased to have Award Winning Director, Ron Jenkins join us as the Festival Adjudicator,” says Hiscock. “Ron has many years of experience with directing and dramaturgy of new plays by young Canadian playwrights. We are looking forward to his expert analysis of this year’s festival of plays.”
The festival achievements awards and closing ceremony will be held on March 23 at 7pm in the Pit Lounge.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office from 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour before show time. General Seating for all plays. Tickets are $12 general, $8 students and seniors, $6 CBU students. One Act Festival Passes are also available at a cost of $48 general, $32 student and senior, $24 CBU students.