Students put Steinbeck on stage

Potential Broadway stars ready to strut their stuff on weekend

Canadian College of Performing Arts Year II actors bring Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath to life.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts Year II actors present The Grapes of Wrath, a moving ode to endurance and hope.

“Intense and provocative material like this provide such strong learning opportunities for our performers,” said artistic and education director Darold Roles. “So many of our students will perform on stages across Canada and around the world once they graduate, and this experience gives them a great head start on their careers.”

The Grapes of Wrath is a Tony Award winning play based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by John Steinbeck and adapted by Frank Galati. Director Darcy Evans has put his unique stamp on this compelling production. He was the associate director for Little Women on Broadway and remounted the Broadway staging for the first U.S. national tour. During his seven seasons as an actor and associate director with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, his credits include Dangerous Liaisons (assistant director), To Kill a Mockingbird (associate director), Fuente Ovejuna, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Patience, The Three Musketeers and Hello, Dolly! (associate director).

The show is at the CCPA Performance Hall, 1701 Elgin Rd., tonight (Friday Feb. 22) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and are on sale at the McPherson box office 250-386-6121.

Just Posted

Belmont volleyball coach wins coach of the year award

Toakley has racked up five provincial championships, three in the last three years

Kayaker rescued from Esquimalt Lagoon

Nearby boats rushed to help

Fundraising campaign set up for family of deceased Colwood man

Funds will go towards wife and two daughters

RRU celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Event includes traditional canoe landing protocol practice

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

Last year highest ever for vehicle traffic, most walk-ons in 20 years

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

RCMP did not dub the threat a hoax, instead called it “unsubstantiated”

B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

Driver hospitalized after truck hits pole on Malahat

The pole prevented the red truck from travelling down a steep embankment.

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding if abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

Badger recovering after being caught in trap near Williams Lake

B.C. Christian school mulls covenant, future of law school after court ruling

The university still wants to open a law school, but is looking at its options.

Ultra-low cost airline to launch in B.C. this week

Swoop destinations include Abbotsford, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Halifax and Edmonton

Most Read