MARCH 2019 | Volume 177
"... bittersweet, entertaining and uplifting sports drama... a feminist parable that explores a virtually unknown chapter of this country's sports history" — The Globe and Mail
Kay Meek's Play Series will continue with the presentation of GLORY, the latest creation by playwright and choreographer Tracey Power, from Western Canada Theatre on March 29 - 30, 2019 at Kay Meek Arts Centre (1700 Mathers Ave). Based on an inspiring real-life Ontario women's hockey team, GLORY is an innovative and entertaining retelling of the Preston Rivulettes, who formed in 1930 and became championship winners — defying convention and challenging the gender divide.
In GLORY, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey is not a sport only for men. Set to the backdrop of the Great Depression with political tensions rising in Europe, GLORY is performed with a hybrid of hockey technique and swing dancing. Featuring electrifying dance choreography inspired by the music of the jazz era, it exuberantly captures all the thrills, excitement and tension of a great hockey game.
GLORY delves into themes of inequality and prejudice but also team dynamics and friendship. "I've always thought the worlds of team sports and theatre were very similar," commented Tracey Power. "The camaraderie, the support, and the united goal that is reached by working together as a fierce ensemble of players."
Originally produced by Western Canada Theatre and Alberta Theatre Projects, GLORY premiered in spring 2018.
AUDIENCE GUIDANCE: Minor profanity. Recommended age: 9+
Friday, March 29, 2019 / 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 / 3pm
Tickets: Adult: $48 | Senior: $45 | Student: $19
ABOUT WESTERN CANADA THEATRE
Western Canada Theatre entertains, educates and enriches the community of Kamloops and region, as it has for over 40 years, and also reaches across Canada in co-productions and on tours. Creating work of the highest artistic calibre and taking creative risks, it is constantly exploring and innovating. As the largest professional theatre in the southern interior of BC, 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 its diverse community with the best in a broadly based theatrical repertoire, WCT investigates classical theatre, premieres new Canadian work, produces entertaining musicals and family experiences, and represents the cultural mosaic, with a particular focus on the First Nations of the region. www.wctlive.ca
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Theatre Sponsor: Grosvenor
Season Sponsor: Mailey Rogers Group: Scotia Wealth Management
Play Series Sponsor: Odlum Brown
Media Sponsors: North Shore News, Westvancouver.com
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