Celebrating the 2016/1017 LVR Theatre Season The LVR theatre department produced a number of stellar performances last year. In the fall, rehearsals began for Bernard Shaw's classic play, Pygmalion, which was student directed by the talented Ingrid Love. Quinn Barron, as Professor Higgins, and Shanti Harris, as Eliza Doolittle, gave outstanding performances. Both are heading to Toronto this September to pursue careers in theatre.
Last year the LVR theatre program produced a number of scene nights. These evenings, often called “A Taste of Class,” offer young thespians the opportunity to share their work with friends and family in an informal setting. These evenings, performed by the junior and senior drama classes, are always well-attended and fun for all.
Rehearsal began in the new year for The Beating of His Heart, Ingrid's final directing project, which was a stylistic piece combining elements of Shakespeare's Macbeth with Edgar Allan Poe's famous short story, “The Tell Tale Heart.” This piece was performed both in Vernon at the annual Shakespeare Festival, as well as at the Grad Talent Night in May. Kudos to all who were involved in those performances. In early March, Rehearsals began for the spring show, You Can't Take it With You, by the well-known team Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. You Can't Take it With You was performed here at LVR in early June to an appreciative audience. This 1930's award-winning dramatic comedy was a huge success and a superb opportunity to transform our classroom into a “Living room Theatre.” Outstanding performances made this a memorable event and an excellent end to an exciting year.