Arrow Lakes District Arts Council concert series update

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Bonnington Arts Centre, Nakusp BC // Doors @6:30pm, Show @7:00pm, Q&A following the show

Admission by donation

This episodic play written by Eve Ensler ran at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.” The monologues spotlight varying themes in womanhood and have been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.

In 2011, Ensler was awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 65th Tony Awards, which recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations.  Ensler originally starred in the production which was produced by David Stone, Nina Essman, Dan Markley, The Araca Group, Willa Shalit and the West Side Theater. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists.

The play has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by cable TV channel HBO. In 1998, Ensler and others, including Willa Shalit, a producer of the Westside Theatre production, launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over US$100 million for groups working to end violence against women and girls anti-violence through benefits of The Vagina Monologues.

The Arrow Lakes Arts Council is proud to bring you this event in collaboration with the Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services, in honour of “End Violence Against Women Month”.

 

April Fools’ Feast & Dance

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Legion Branch #20, Nakusp BC // Doors @6:30pm, Dinner&Dance @7:00pm

19+ event – General Admission $25 per person, with one drink ticket included

Tickets available at the Bon Marché

Join us for a night of good tide featuring a local chibi portraitist (ink manga), silent art auction, 50/50 draws, and most importantly some great gypsy/vaudeville tunes with the exquisite Blackberry Wood!

Please note : The tickets from the postponed Valentine’s Dinner & Dance are transferable to this event.

 

Earth Day Upcycle & Trashion Show

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Bonnington Arts Centre, Nakusp BC // Doors @6:30pm, Show @7:00pm, Q&A after the show

Admission by donation

MC Nikki Cole and her puppet friends are proud to help us on this whirlwind presentation of local upcycled outfits, accessories, and general household items, produced by local artists and students.

Join us for a fashion show of items fashioned out of reused and repurposed (upcycled) items, presentations from local artists and notable citizens involved in recycling efforts, a lesson in environmentally friendly household chores by Puppets on the Move, and refreshments along with a discussion /Q&A at the end.

This event is organized with the support of School District 10 and the Village of Nakusp.

 

Spring Community Artists Concert

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Bonnington Arts Centre, Nakusp BC // Sunday – Doors @ 1:30pm, Show @2:00pm

Admission by donation

Massey School of Music Recital

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Bonnington Arts Centre, Nakusp BC // Sunday – Doors @ 1:30pm, Show @2:00pm

Admission by donation

For a downloadable PDF of this information, click here: ALDACS Calendar, updated