Summer theatre returns to Centre 64

Kimberley Summer Playhouse kicks off their season this June.

Summer theatre returns to Centre 64

The Kimberley Arts Council (CKAC) and Centre 64 are excited to announce the return of Kimberley Summer Theatre for the 2019 season.

KAC will be picking up where the Kimberley Summer Theatre Society left off in 2013. President of KAC Lennan Delaney says that the Arts Council is excited about having live theatre return to the stage at Centre 64.

“We are very excited about the prospect of having the energy of theatre on our stage again,” Delaney said in a press release. “We are working hard on re-energizing theatre in Kimberley, and it will be known as Kimberley Summer Playhouse.”

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Terry Miller of the Kimberley Summer Playhouse says that having live theatre in the downtown area will help to boost summer traffic in the Platzl as well.

There will be two shows in the Summer of 2019, one musical and one comedy. Both productions run from June 27 to August 30, running alternately from Tuesday to Friday evening with an afternoon matinee on Thursdays.

The musical is The Last Five Years, a show that features solo songs and a very lovely story, says Miller, told in a very enchanting manner.

“Audiences will be really pleased with this show,” he said.

The comedy is Mark Twain’s The Diary of Adam and Eve, which Miller says audiences can be assured that Mark Twain will have an interesting way of looking at the classic story.

“It sounds like this will be a great summer to see these two shows [and] to spend some time at Centre 64, maybe more than once,” Miller said.

“We are so fortunate to have Centre 64 right here in Kimberley. It’s comfortably air conditioned and now we’ve added an elevator and made it fully accessible,” said Delaney.

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KAC has been working on the summer theatre project for over a year and have already contracted with professional directors, actors and a producer. There are another ten contracts to be awarded, which Miller says will hopefully all be locals.

“Watch our Facebook page, website and local media for more announcements very soon,” said Delaney. “This will be the place to be this summer.”

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