The Central Interior Zone Drama Festival was originally scheduled to take place in Prince George this month but due to unforeseen circumstances will now take place in Williams Lake, says festival co-ordinator Mary Jo-Hilyer.
The Studio Theatre hosted the zone festival last year.
The zone festival dates are May 29, 30 and 31. The adjudicator will be Amy Baskin from Kamloops.
The Studio Theatre’s production of Proof which will be on stage this week and next week for its regular run, will be the first play on stage for the festival on May 29 with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the play starting at 8 p.m. sharp.
Saturday, May 30 the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society will stage the play Love Letters with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and the play starting at 1 p.m. sharp.
Saturday, May 30 the Studio Theatre’s recast production of Still Stands the House will be on stage at 8 p.m. sharp with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.
“Still Stands the House will have a brand new look, so even if you saw it before, it will be new. There are two new actors, a different set and a different set up,” Hilyer says.
“Come see it again. Come help us celebrate the final event of what has been a wonderful 60th season.”
The public is also invited to attend the coffee critiques.
“The cast and crew of each play meets with the adjudicator for two hours after their play or the next morning, called Coffee Critique,” says Studio Theatre producer Mary Jo Hilyer. “The public is also welcome to that event, especially if they saw the play. It is neat to hear how the adjudicator saw the play.”
The coffee critiques will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday May 3, and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 30 at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre (old firehall); then on May 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Studio Theatre.
The public is also invited to the barbecue and awards night starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.
Festival play tickets are $10 for seniors and students and $15 for adults and will be available by the end of the week at About Face Photography, The Open Book and Realm of Toys. Tickets for barbecue awards event are $5.