Western Edge celebrates
For a decade, Western Edge Theatre Company has entertained audiences in central Vancouver Island with plays that push boundaries, challenge perceptions or just offer a night of laughs.
To celebrate the milestone the theatre company is hosting a 10th anniversary party at Fibber Magees March 7. The evening features small vignette performances with scenes from past productions.
“The party is going to be fun,” said Eliza Gardiner, adding that she might even bring out her guitar during the evening and play a few songs.
There will also be a ceremonial passing of the torch event to commemorate Gardiner taking over as artistic director from founder Frank Moher.
“I’m very impressed with the work of Frank,” said Gardiner, adding he’s worked over the years to secure grants for the organization.
She said the money made at the box office isn’t enough to cover all the costs of bringing the productions to Nanaimo stages.
She’ll be taking over the grant application process as part of her duties as artistic director. Gardiner said it’s a new aspect to the company she hasn’t experienced before. Gardiner is used to another role in the theatre company, having directed several productions over the years.
The anniversary party starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 250-668-0991 or online at http://westernedge.org.