Fraser Valley Zone Festival 2023
There will be drama… and comedy and tragedy and melodrama and…
Sunday May 21
Chilliwack Players Guild
The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson
Without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.
Monday May 22
Langley Little Theatre
Problem Child by George Walker
The play explores themes of isolation, uncertainty, and tension — all too familiar in our COVID-19 era. Problem Child tells the story of RJ and Denise who are trapped waiting in a hotel room indefinitely while trying to regain custody of their biological child.
Tuesday May 23
Opening Night Theatre
The Cave Dwellers by William Saroyan
The Cave Dwellers is an enchanting fable about an unlikely group of homeless people who find refuge in an abandoned theatre. Their story is about finding family, joy, kindness and most of all love.
Wednesday May 24
Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne
Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the gay rights movement, Perfect Arrangement merges madcap sitcom-style laughs with provocative drama as two closeted U.S. State Department employees struggle to maintain their cover – and their sanity – in 1950s America.
Thursday May 25
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Friday May 26
The Last Real Summer by Warren Graves
A beautifully written memory piece. After the loss of her husband, Elizabeth returns to her childhood home town, and finds herself reliving the past. Touching, funny, and at times, heartbreaking memories wash over her, coming to life on the stage as we join in her reverie. The Last Real Summer is a story about love, war, and growing up.