Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Udder Fest gets underway today

Prince Rupert's popular summer theatre experience Udder Fest is set to raise the curtain on the 2015 edition, with tonight offering up the first of five nights of theatre and music.

The line up for the 17th annual edition of the festival features many of the familiar names of the theatre community in Prince Rupert, as well as some engaged newcomers looking to grab some of the spotlight from the old vets.

Tickets are available at show time at the Tom Rooney Playhouse, or you can drop into Homework at Cow Bay to pick up a Five Day Pass to the week long festival.

This years productions offer up some intriguing titles, from Hedges and Interrogation, to what could be a mirror to the city's media beat in Deadline.

Also destined to be a crowd favourite is the presentation of The Adventures of Lyle McNish, a creation of the team of McNish and Rudy Kelly. In recent years of the Udderfest festival, that pair of local theatre enthusiasts have provided for many an evening of timely and topical observations of Prince Rupert life.

Add into the mix War of Wits and Hook Line and Snicker and the five day pass might be your best bet to take in all of the festivals creative efforts.

This year all productions taking place through the five days of Udderfest are being hosted at the Tom Rooney Playhouse on 3rd Avenue West.

Udderfest 2015 is taking place at the Tom Rooney Playhouse
on Third Avenue East from Wednesday August 5 to Sunday August 9

The spotlights turn on at 7 PM each evening, with Saturday and Sunday also featuring the popular Kids Camp and some afternoon performances from four of the featured presentations.

The schedule is as follows:


7 PM -- Hedges
8:30 PM -- Interrogation


7 PM -- Deadline
8:30 PM  -- Hedges
9:30 PM -- War of Wits


7 PM -- The Adventures of Lyle McNish
8:30 PM -- Deadline
10 PM -- War of Wits (with Special Musical Guest Max 99)


1 PM -- Kids' Camp -- Spellbound
3 PM -- Hedges
5 PM -- Interrogation
7 PM -- Deadline
8:30 PM -- The Adventures of Lyle McNish
10 PM -- Hook Line and Snicker


1 PM -- Kids' Camp -- Spellbound
3 PM -- Interrogation
5 PM -- The Adventures of Lyle McNish

For a look a short preview of each production, as well as some background on this years event, find an online version of the Udderfest 2015 program below. (click on each to expand)

Udderfest is also celebrating the receipt of a grand from the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation, which has provided financial assistance towards the new Sound Board for Harbour Theatre, a contribution that they salute and make note of on the back cover of this years program.

Want more UdderFest 2015?  See their Facebook page here

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