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JULY 10: SIZ; Stones in His Pockets
ADSS Performing Arts Theatre
Port Alberni, BC
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JULY 10: SIZ; Stones in His Pockets
Mainstage: Port Alberni, BC: July 5 - 13, 2019

Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones, presented by Ladysmith Little Theatre (Travelling Adjudicator Slot)

MAINSTAGE is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. Produced by Theatre BC, it is one of the longest-running theatre traditions in Canada. This exciting event is the culmination of winning plays from Theatre BC Zone Festivals involving up to 10 Zones throughout the Province of BC. Dozens of community theatre clubs participate in Zone Festivals held in April and May, with hopes riding on the chance to take their winning play to MAINSTAGE for friendly competition with the provinces best.

Individual performance tickets, 3-day, 5-day and 8-day ticket packages can be bought at early bird and member discounted rates.

The ADSS Performing Arts Theatre has 500 seats, all with a great view of the stage, and with festival seating in place for Mainstage.

Friday July 5  North Island Zone
Saturday July 6  North Shore Zone
Sunday July 7  Peace River Zone
Monday July 8  Fraser Valley Zone
Tuesday July 9  Central Interior Zone
Wednesday July 10  Travelling Adjudicators Slot
Thursday July 11  Okanagan Zone
Friday July 12  Wild Card Slot
Saturday July 13  Awards Celebration

A Travelling Adjudicator is also touring this year, seeing three productions: two in the Kootenay Zone (KOZ) and one in the South Island Zone (SIZ). Our Travelling Adjudicator this year is Raimund Stamm, who has presented Theatre BC workshops and has adjudicated zone festivals for us in the past.

The Best Play winners from our 6 Zone Festivals, plus one Travelling Adjudicators pick and one Wild Card selection (randomly drawn from a Festival-entered play applicant), will create the full 8-show playbill for Mainstage.

Theatre BCs Mainstage 2019 is being held in sunny Port Alberni, with nightly performances at the ADSS Performing Arts Theatre. This theatre first opened in 2013 in conjunction with the newly built Alberni District Secondary School. Most of our workshops will be held in the classrooms there, and The Capitol Theatre (home of host club Portal Players Dramatic Society) will be the hub of operations, with registrations & check-in being held there, an information desk, the nightly green room parties, meetings and is the location for our two Workshop Play slots.

Dean Paul Gibson:
Were thrilled that Dean Paul Gibson is back to adjudicate for us at Mainstage 2019. Hes a Theatre BC favourite who is already familiar with the Vancouver Island community theatre scene, and adjudicated the North Island Zone Drama Festival in 2015, hosted by Portal Players in Port Alberni. He last adjudicated Mainstage in 2013, in Kamloops. Dean will provide a short public critique following each nightly performance, and then meet with the cast & crew the following morning for an in-depth chat and coffee critique. Ticket holders will also be able to observe these highly educational sessions.

Buy tickets for JULY 13: Mainstage Awards Gala Evening


ADSS Performing Arts Theatre (View)
4000 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0B1


Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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