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Looking into 2023 at Theatre NorthWest

Now that the team at TNW has had a few weeks to catch our breath from Patsy Cline, we are gearing up again for the second half of our season and it’s going to be full of incredible characters and great laughs.
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Where You Are, Theatre NorthWest's final show of this season is set for this coming May and will be directed by TNW artistic associate Melissa Glover.

As we say goodbye to 2022, a year of optimistic uncertainty, we are enthusiastically looking forward to the season ahead.

Season tickets will be available soon and if you are quick enough you can even beat inflation! Let’s be real, if the cost of lettuce is going up so is the price of live theatre but if you are keen enough, you can get next season at this season’s prices, so keep your eyes on your website and social media for more information about that.

Now that the team at TNW has had a few weeks to catch our breath from Patsy Cline, we are gearing up again for the second half of our season and it’s going to be full of incredible characters and great laughs.

Opening Feb. 16 is The Shoplifters by prolific Canadian Playwright Morris Panych. This one was a unanimous choice from the Theatre NorthWest artistic team. It has colourful characters, thought provoking themes, and laugh out loud comedy. The Shoplifters follows seasoned shoplifter Alma, and her novice accomplice Phyllis as they try their luck at a five-finger discount at their local grocery store. The pair are apprehended by Dom, a young, overzealous security guard, and his slightly more understanding colleague Otto. As Alma, Phyllis, Dom, and Otto share their wildly different views on the situation, we see their unique views on ethics and morality begin to emerge. The Shoplifters is a hilarious and thought-provoking look at the haves and have nots, our societal obsession with consumerism, and just how much we all have in common. Panych has taken home the Governor Generals Award twice as well as fourteen Jessie Richardson awards for acting and directing throughout his career.

Throughout the remainder of this season, you will also see a handful of stage readings by members of the Prince George arts community, including Pocket Theatre and Nechako Theatrics as well as our Pride Series of readings presented by TNW Artist in Residence Julian Legere.

The TNW artistic team and guest director Kevin McKendrick will also be hosting workshops and auditions throughout the spring. Registration for the workshop is available here and the general audition notice will be released on the website later this spring.

Our final production of this season is Where You Are by one of Canada’s up and coming playwrights Kristen da Silva. The show opens on May 4 and runs until May 24. Where You Are follows sisters Glenda and Suzanne in their quaint maritime residence, but this summer their typical concerns of town gossip and selling jam are complicated by a secret they can no longer hide from Suzanne’s adult daughter Beth. Where You Are is a funny and heartfelt family comedy. The play will be directed by local Prince George director and TNW artistic associate Melissa Glover.

As always, Theatre NorthWest will be announcing its shows for the 2023/2024 season on opening night of Where You Are. The artistic team is currently in the process of structuring the season and we are confident that the Prince George community will be pleased by what we have in store. Remember, season tickets are always the best deal and season passes will save you some money while still offering you the flexibility to select your own performance dates.

We can’t wait to see you in the new year. Please consider making live performance one of your resolutions for 2023. We would love to see you at the theatre!

Anna Russell is an artistic associate and box office manager at Theatre NorthWest.

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