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APRIL 2019 | Volume 178


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  The cast of GLORY, 2019: Kate Dion-Richard, Katie Ryerson, Advah Soudack, Andrew Wheeler and Morgan Yamada. Set and Lighting design: Narda McCarroll. Costume design: Cindy Wiebe. Choreography: Tracey Power. Photo by: Chicknskratch Productions.

by Tracey Power
Western Canada Theatre/Alberta Theatre Projects
Evergreen Theatre Centre, Coquitlam
April 23-27
www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555

The Evergreen Cultural Centre is proud to present the final theatre show in our 2018-19 season. GLORY is the story of four friends who set out in 1933 to prove to Canada that a woman’s place is… on home ice. Can they fight through the Depression, prejudice, looming tensions in Europe and personal upheaval to forge their own path to glory? Told with electrifying swing dance, GLORY captures all the thrills, tension, and triumphs of a great hockey game.

BC playwright Tracey Power says of her inspiration: “I had no idea women were playing hockey at such a high level at that time, and I was so amazed by the story of the Preston Rivulettes that I wanted more Canadians to hear it as well. The era was also exciting because swing music and dance are so vibrant and a perfect inspiration for bringing the hockey games to life on stage.” Tracey has much experience in combining her playwriting and choreography talents into critically and popular acclaim, such as with Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen and Miss Shakespeare, where she collaborated with Steven Charles, who is back as the Composer and Sound Designer of GLORY. With Steven’s original compositions, Tracey has choreographed action-packed hockey games on stage to upbeat swing dance.

Following closely on directing A Christmas Carol and Million Dollar Quartet, WCT Artistic Director James MacDonald returns to direct the two sets of sisters who drive the formation of the Preston Rivulettes, played by Kate Dion- Richard (Helen Schmuck), Advah Soudak (Marm (Margaret) Schmuck), Katie Ryerson (Hilda Ranscombe), and Morgan Yamada (Nellie Ranscombe). Guiding the hockey players through their paths to success is their coach, Herb Fach, played by Andrew Wheeler.

Come cheer on your favourite team—the Preston Rivulettes—through all the action, tension and victories of GLORY!

Featuring (in alphabetical order): Kevin Corey (Herb Fach), Kate Dion-Richard (Helen Schmuck), Gili Roskies (Marm (Margaret) Schmuck), Katie Ryerson (Hilda Ranscombe), and Morgan Yamada (Nellie Ranscombe).

Creative Team: James MacDonald (Director), Tracey Power (Playwright & Choreographer), Narda McCarroll (Set and Lighting Designer), Cindy Wiebe (Costume Designer), Steven Charles (Composer & Sound Designer), Lisa Russell (Stage Manager), Skylar Nakazawa (Assistant Stage Manager), and Michelle Chabassol (Apprentice Stage Manager)

"There’s one hockey team left playing meaningful games in Alberta this spring... Playwright and choreographer Tracey Power delivered what the Flames and Oilers could not, namely 2 ½ hours of bittersweet, entertaining and uplifting sports drama.” - The Globe and Mail

"There’s something magical about Alberta Theatre Projects and hockey that just seems to click." - Calgary Herald

Tickets are $42 Adult | $34 Senior | $15 Student
Shows 8 pm (+ 3 pm Saturday)

Visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/entertain or call 604-927-6555 for tickets.



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