North Shore Zone Festival of Plays

Date: Monday May 8th, 2023 — Saturday May 13th, 2023

Cost: Different ticket tiers available

Monday, May 8
Annual General Meeting
followed by
Ice-Breaker Party

Tuesday, May 9
by Sharr White

North Vancouver Community Players

Wednesday, May 10
Shirley Valentine
by Willy Russell
Supernova Productions

Thursday, May 11
Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet
by Alan Bennett
Two Gals Theatre Co.
followed by
Ares Requests
by Michael Doherty
Shidokan Productions

Friday, May 12
Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee
Between Shifts Theatre

Saturday, May 13
Closing Night Entertainment
followed by presentation of awards
and Closing Night Party

Nightly professional adjudications
by Dean Paul Gibson

The presentation of awards will include the
adjudicator’s choice of play to represent the
North Shore Zone at Theatre BC’s
MAINSTAGE in Surrey July 11-16, 2023.

Synopsis of Plays

Annapurna written by Sharr White and directed by Peter Zednik. Annapurna is one of the world’s highest and most treacherous mountains to climb. The trails zig-zag perilously close to ice cliffs, deadly crevasses appear out of nowhere. So it’s fitting that Annapurna is also a metaphor for the marriage between reckless, reclusive cowboy poet, Ulysses and his orderly New England wife, Emma. An unexpected reunion after a twenty-year separation provides the opportunity to scale the peak one slippery step at a time.

Shirley Valentine written by Willy Russell and directed by Kayt Roth.  As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, ordinary middle-class English housewife Shirley ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure.

Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet written by Alan Bennett and directed by Jennifer Morabito. While working in “soft furnishings” in a department store and caring for her brother who has recently had a stroke, Miss Fozzard also finds herself needing a new chiropodist for her tired feet.  Her weekly appointments with Mr. Dunderdale, a decidedly unconventional man and widower, soon raise the tricky question of who is treating whom!

Ares Requests written by Michael Doherty and directed by Michael Robinson. In the sequel to award-winning one-woman show Athena’s Self-Defence for Girls To Be”, Ares, the God of War, wonders what steps humanity could take to finally stop needing him all the time. As he reflects on his epic and illustrious past, in a realm outside of space and time, he also needs your advice. What else could the God of War become God of?

Three Tall Women written by Edward Albee and directed by Carla Fuhre. Dealing with her husband’s illness and early death and caring for her resentful mother and alcoholic sister, we can empathize with the old woman known as “A”. However, “A” reveals her narcissism and self-pity in displays of bitterness, antisemitism, homophobia, and racism. The three women represent different stages of “A”’s life, having conversations that are at times profound and deeply shocking.

  • Presentation House Theatre
  • 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9
  • North Shore Zone Festival of Plays

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