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The Black Bonspiel is set in the fictional rural town of Wildrose, Alberta in the mid-1930s.
Wullie MacCrimmon, like a good Scot, lives to curl. He and his rink are so good that he attracts the attention of the Devil herself, who makes Wullie an offer hard to resist: He will win the Brier -- if on his death, he will curl on the Devil’s team in hell.
Wullie makes the deal -- but with the proviso that he will save his soul if his Wild Rose rink can beat the Devil in a challenge match. And so, Wullie’s rink takes on the Devil's crew of Guy Fawkes, Judas Iscariot and Macbeth in the most crucial curling match of all time, a matter of after-life and death.
This is a funny, old-fashioned story, firmly set in the Canadian prairies, as you'd expect from W. O. Mitchell. You might even call it a sweeping saga.
For a limited time (until midnight on December 24) as a newsletter subscriber, you are invited to save 24% off the regular, day-of show adult ticket prices by using the Promo Code, CURLING when you purchase tickets online or through the Venables Theatre Box Office. (Pay only $19.00 instead of $25.00).
Purchase tickets online using the button, below. Or, if you prefer a personal touch, the Venables Theatre Box Office at 6100 Gala Street in Oliver is open to serve you Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also purchase by phone during the same office hours by calling 250-498-1626.
Show times for Black Bonspiel are Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm on February 4, 5, 11 & 12, plus a matinee at 2:00 pm on Sunday February 6.