Dozen plays featured at Gabriola festival

Gabriola Theatre Festival boasts 12 shows for its third annual production.

Gabriola Theatre Festival boasts 12 shows for its third annual production.

The festival tent at Folklife Village comes to life Friday to Sunday (Aug. 19-21) with theatre, street art and performers, kids’ corner and outdoor stage. The festival opens with The Dishwashers, from Western Edge Theatre, about a trio of men toiling beneath a high-class restaurant.

In Chin Straps and Other Remedies, artist Sheila Norgate delves into her vintage beauty books for solutions to ailments women didn’t know they had.

Under the Mango Tree is the tale of a young Fijian woman left behind after her father emigrates overseas, performed by Ra Ra Wai Productions.

My Narrator, performed by the Gabriola Players, is playwright Norm Foster’s idea of what happens when that little voice at the back of your mind takes on a life of its own.

Copper Thunderbird is the controversial story of Norval Morrisseau, the famed Canadian aboriginal artist, told by Western Edge Theatre.

Actor Kathy MacIntyre uses improv, audience participation and more to tell the stories of six different women in Skinny Dipping.

Link Dance Foundation captures creativity, intuition and experimentation that scientists and artists enjoy when investigating the world around them in Experiments: Where Logic and Emotion Collide.

Antony Holland presents the words of Shakespeare as only he can in Sharing Shakespeare.

In The Suitcase Show, Clever Trevor and Dinah D. suddenly find themselves employed by a travelling circus troupe.

Deck stars Lucas Meyers as a father of two who returns to the simple, small-town life after the recession. His plan to live off the land fades as he is faced with house repairs, which he is ill equipped to handle.

Morgan Brayton performs a series of stories and songs in Raccoonery.

The View tells the story of two neighbours, one of which asks the other to remove a tree to improve their view. The trappings of island life are examined.

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