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Summer 2022 SOAP-Box Newsletter
Open auditions will be held at SOAP Theatre's warehouse and rehearsal space, the Big Blue Building next to the Quails Nest Arts Centre, located at 5840 Airport Street in Oliver at the following times:
  • Thursday August 4th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday August 6th at 2:00 pm
All are welcome to attend, including those interested in technical aspects such as set construction, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, etc.

Check out the event page on our website (button below) for full details and character descriptions. 
Click for Show & Audition Details
We're planning a fully-Canadian season, with three great play from three Canadian playwrights.

Knickers, A 'Brief' Comedy will kick off the season at the end of October. It follows four women banding together to help their community in times of struggle. After the local paper mill closes, sending the community into an economic depression, their plan of creating a custom underwear business becomes the foundation of the town’s survival.

The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon was postponed from last season to be this year's winter show.  Wullie and his curling rink are so expert that they attract the attention of the Devil herself, who comes to their small Alberta town and makes Wullie an offer hard to resist. The Devil promises Wullie that he'll win the Brier -- if on his death Wullie will undertake to come and curl in hell for the Devil’s team in the Celestial Brier. Wullie makes the Faustian deal -- but with the proviso that he will save his soul if he and his rink can beat the Devil's rink in a challenge match.

7 Stories is planned as our spring production. It is a black comedy by Morris Panych, who also penned our spring 2019 show, Lawrence & Holloman). It premiered at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, BC in May, 1989. The play is set on the seventh storey ledge of an apartment building, in front of several windows. The protagonist, simply named “Man,” stands on the ledge, contemplating a jump, but he is constantly delayed by interruptions from the individuals in the apartments.

Tickets for all three shows are planned for release in September. Watch for future newsletters with pricing details and early-bird discount codes!
SOAP Theatre hosted Six Dramatic Days of  Live Theatre as part of the 2022 Okanagan Zone Theatre festival in May. We wish to send out a sincere "thank you" to all the organizers and other volunteers who made this event such a success.

Our entry in this year's festival was our spring 2022 show, When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs. It was recognized with two awards:
  • Community Spirit Award to the Cast and Crew
  • Honourable Mention for Lighting/Video Designer & Operator to Tom Szalay
The award for Best Production at the festival was presented to Theatre Kelowna for their presentation of Wit, by Margaret Edson. This show went on to also win Best Production at the Provincial Mainstage theatre competion in July.

A full summary of Okanagan Zone festival award winners is available on our website.
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