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Comical Christmas Play from Stage North

Stage North sets the stage for a fun evening and a funny slant with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). Three of Stage North’s veteran comics will bring dozens of Christmas tales to the stage for a light-hearted look at the classic stories that make Christmas a magic time. The show opens Dec 19 at 7pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John for 3 performances only. Tickets are available online at or at the NPCC box office. Theatre tickets make wonderful Christmas presents even if you have to give them a bit early. Don’t miss Every Christmas Story Ever Told (An Then Some!) this Christmas season.

Peace Landscapes

The Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists presents “Peace Landscapes”  The opening reception is on October 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Dawson Creek Arts Gallery.  Everyone welcome.

The Peace River Chapter will hold a workshop on October 19, 20 and 21 with Teressa Bernard.  Teressa teaches in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media while painting primarily in acrylic.  Her work is widely collected internationally and locally and she has been the recipient of numberous awards.  She served for five years as a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Artists and is currently the Standards Chair.  Her work can be seen on her website at

Please register for the workshop Mary Parslow @ 250 782 1783 (h) and send a $50.00 non- refundable deposit to our treasurer Donna Bozarth at 9612-111th Ave Fort St. John, B.C. V1J 2T8.

Workshop Details:  Dates Oct 19, 20 and 21st.

Venue: Miep Burgerjon Studio, Charlie Lake ( near Fort St John)

Times: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: $250


Shakespeare in 1950 – It’s got to be a Comedy!

Stage North actors Sarah Lyons and Ted Sloan take on the feisty relationship of Katherina and Petruchio in the up and coming production of The Taming of the Shrew.

What do sharp-tongued barbs, quick-witted comebacks and 1950s hair styles all have in common? They’re all part of Stage North’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s ribald comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Being a traditional Bard comedy set in the Golden Era of the 50s, this show is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

At its heart, the play is a love story wrapped in layers of deception, disguise and the occasional cross dressing page. The vision of director, Dawn Ljuden, is to transport the language and comedic timing of Shakespeare to a different time and place. With the assistance of a stellar cast and crew, including lead actors Ted Sloan and Sarah Lyons in the roles of Petruchio and Katherina respectively, Dawn intends to bring a new twist to this classic and timeless show.

Stage North is rehearsing The Taming of the Shrew in their newly acquired rental space on the East Bypass Road. Sean and Bronwen Surerus have invited Stage North to move into a large shop building on their property for a very reasonable rental fee.  Moving of props, costumes, flats and set construction tools and supplies was a monumental job over the summer months.

The production crew, fondly referred to as the Shrew Crew, is under the direction of producer Karma Pratt and set construction volunteer Tony Atkins. Karma commented recently that, “Getting ready for a show with a cast of 23 and a crew of 10 is a huge job in itself but everyone has taken the extra load (of moving) in stride and helped out with lifting and carrying lumber, furniture, and boxes, boxes and  more boxes.” Volunteers of Stage North spent this past weekend getting the last of the move completed.

The Taming of the Shrew runs November 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Tickets are available in person at the Cultural Centre box office, online at or by calling 250-785-1992. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors & students, or $15 for children. All shows begin at 7pm .

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