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MARCH 2019 | Volume 177


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  Original Cast of Glory. Photo: Barbara Zimonick.

by Tracey Power
Western Canada Theatre
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
April 4-13
From $29
www.gatewaytheatre.com or 604-270-1812

The Glory of Women’s Ice Hockey at Gateway Theatre

In 1933, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. As they fight through the Great Depression, prejudice, and personal upheaval, can they overcome the odds and forge their own path to glory? Gateway Theatre is proud to present the inspirational, triumphant, and incredible true story of the Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team.

Hilda (Katie Ryerson), a natural-born mucker and grinder, brings together a team of fierce women, including her sister Nellie (Morgan Yamada) and the Schwartz sisters, Helen (Kate Dion-Richard) and Marm (Advah Soudack), to compete in the Ontario Women’s League championship. With support from their coach Herb Fach (Andrew Wheeler), the women take to the ice and create hockey history.  

Featuring electrifying dance choreography and original scores inspired by swing music from the 1930s, GLORY captures all the thrills, excitement, and tension of a great hockey game. Go Rivulettes!

"GLORY is an uplifting story about the immense role hockey plays in our everyday lives— The Globe and Mail

"I cannot believe this story has never been turned into a movie." — Calgary Herald

Kate Dion-Richard, Katie Ryerson, Advah Soudack, Andrew Wheeler, Morgan Yamada

Playwright/Choreographer: Tracey Power 
Director: James MacDonald
Sound Design: Steve Charles
Set/Lighting Design: Narda McCarroll 
Costume Design: Cindy Wiebe
Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson
Assistant Stage Manager: Koh Lauren Quan

Dates: April 4-13, 2019
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, MainStage
Tickets: From $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/glory  

Preview: Thursday, April 4 @ 8 pm / Opening: Friday, April 5 @ 8 pm
Times: 8 pm nightly (except Sunday and Monday)
Matinees: Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7 @ 2 pm / Tuesday, April 9 @ 1 pm

Special Performances/Events:

Ticket and Wine Combo*: All performances except Friday, April 5
Save $5 per person when you buy four (4) or more of this combo to the same performance of GLORY
Price Zone 1 Ticket + 1 glass of wine = $57 per person
Price Zone 2 Ticket + 1 glass of wine = $48 per person
*See website for full details.

Theatre Club: Dinner and Show*: Tuesday, April 9 
(Dinner at Kove Kitchen @ 5:15 pm; Show at Gateway Theatre @ 8 pm)

Join us for an evening of fine dining and friendship. Enjoy a hosted group dinner and make new connections with fellow theatre enthusiasts before seeing GLORY onstage. Solo guests are welcome! $75 per person.
*See website for full details.

Sunday April 7, 1 pm – Gateway Forum: 
You Play Like a Girl: Why We’re Still Talking about Women in Sports
Join our panel of experts as they discuss gender equality in sports, how women in sports has changed 
over the past century, and what can be done to even the playing field. Our panelists include: 
(1) Patricia Vertinsky, UBC Professor: Social Historian in Sports Studies, 
(2) Natalie Korenic, Coach of the Richmond Ravens, and 
(3) Alexa Loo, City Councillor, Olympic Snowboarder.

Thursday, April 4, Wednesday, April 10 & Saturday, April 13, post-show – Afterplay
Share your thoughts and experience with fellow audience members during this facilitated, informal discussion.

Tuesday, April 9, pre-show at 12 pm – Tea Matinee
Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and cake before the show

Thursday, April 11, post-show – Talkback Thursday
Join us for an intimate conversation with the cast and/or creative team after the show.

About Gateway Theatre 
Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway is a vital member of the professional theatre scene in the Lower Mainland. Gateway’s professional activity includes a six-show English-language Signature Series, the Pacific Festival of contemporary theatre in Chinese, and a play development program. We also provide theatre education and performance training classes for youth ages 6-18 via Gateway Academy. As a venue, Gateway Theatre also provides a much-needed rental space for professional and community producers.

About Western Canada Theatre 
Western Canada Theatre provides the Kamloops regional community with challenging professional live theatre that entertains, educates, and enriches, while also reaching across Canada in co-productions and on tours. As the largest professional theatre in BC’s southern interior, WCT animates the creative energy of our artistic community by supporting the work of local artists and by providing education and training to the artists and audience of tomorrow. Providing our diverse community with the best in a broadly based theatrical repertoire, WCT has a particular focus on premiering new Canadian and Indigenous artists’ work.




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