Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe
Cat's Paw Productions Society is back with another musical theatre spectacle.
performed by Kate Twa and Denise Kenney
Weakened and demoralized by a scandal inflamed by ruthless reporters, Marie Curie joins Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette, at a seaside retreat on the British coast. The two brilliant women discuss Einstein’s oddities, the wonders of a curious mind, and the patriarchy that couldn’t stop them.
Tempest celebrates the brilliance of women and their contributions. After each performance, Denise Kenney and Kate Twa will be joined for a talkback discussion by a panel of special guests (different each night).
10 Minute Plays
As a special treat, the Tempest Ensemble is presenting 4 Ten Minute Plays that will present after the One Minute Play Festival as part of Penticton’s Ignite the Arts Fest. These bite sized plays are packed with laughs, curiosities and bizarre twists.
Tempest Ensemble: Amy Dickinson, Mia Harris, Fereidoon Kavosian, Dan Freeman, Colter McLean, Moon Makepeace, Kyler Sahlmark, Sarah Senecal, Kate Torgerson.
The event with begin with Spoken Word performances from Cain Critchlow and Melissa Boulianne.
One Minute Play Festival
- Discriminatory themes or language will not be tolerated.
- Please don't make a mess on our stage, and use common safety sense when developing your concept.
- Be ready to perform it twice in the same night. If you make it to the final round, you get to do it all over again!
- There will be no dress rehearsal Tempest - you can do all that elsewhere and turn up at Tempest on the night!
The One Minute Play Festival is the brainchild of Paul Crawford who has been hosting this annual event for over 20 years as a core element of the Arts Wells Festival. Drawing inspiration from 'skit-night at summer camp' Paul brought to life a raucous, often off-the-cuff, many times brilliant collection of performers and ideas. Tempest is honoured to host it again at this year's Ignite the Arts Festival in Penticton.
WHO CAN ENTER:
Anyone! Just submit your script in advance and once approved, cast your show & start rehearsing.Hosts: Paul Crawford & Nikos Theodosakis
Judges: Kate Twa & Roark Critchlow
We're accepting original works which can be performed in under 60 seconds to be performed (by you or your people) on the Tempest Stage on Saturday, April 1st as part of the 'Ignite The Arts Festival'. Your live audience and a select panel of judges will decide who will make it to the final round and then who will walk away with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
Ignite the Arts Festival
A ten-day extravaganza celebrating the vibrant arts and culture of our community. From March 24th to April 2nd, 2023, check out a jam-packed schedule of events for you to enjoy.
Buy your wristband for the Festival Weekend (March 31-April 2) and take in over 50 artists and performances at 5 different venues in Downtown Penticton. Use FESTFRIENDTEMPEST as a code to get a discounted price at checkout!
Tempest is proud to be hosting the One Minute Play Festival & 10 Minute Play Presentations during the Festival Weekend.
Unicorns Reawakened | Penticton
What would you do if your entire ability to earn your livelihood was taken away in mere moments? For many artists, the pandemic was the case. The Unicorn Reawakened tells that story. A story of adaptability, struggle and creative triumph. Penned and created by Dustyn Baulkham and performed by Dustyn, Matthew Presidente and Ella Lamoureux, this show will take you through the mindset of how these artists adapted and conquered.
Tickets are free (registration is required), thanks to the generous support of Heritage Canada. While tickets are free, we strongly encourage you to tip the performers if you enjoy the performance.
The C.R. Avery Orchestra
Romance at the Table
This table is for Valentine's Day. You know, that day in the year where love bubbles like champagne and the whispers of amoré are everywhere…what could possibly go wrong? I mean, do we know the origins of the day? It couldn’t possibly be a manipulation controlled by corporate greedy guts, right?
It’s ALL about …love!
The actors and audience will create stories together in this improv theatre night. The evening starts with short form improvisation with the Tempest Players, led by Isaac Gilbert and, after intermission (and libations in Tempest’s cozy lounge), Isaac is joined by Cain Critchlow and Sean Wood who accept prompts from the audience to build a full length play before your eyes. Like we said, what can go wrong?
Madeline Terbasket (they/them) is a two-spirit performing artist. They do traditional storytelling, filmmaking, burlesque and drag. Madeline is syilx, Ho-chunk and Anishinaabe. They grew up in the beautiful Similkameen Valley and they now reside in Penticton. Madeline Terbasket is reimagining traditional stories with their physical comedy, queerness and vulnerability.
In their show, The Two-spirit Tease, they will take you on a bold, playful, raw medicine walk through their life. Weaving together memories, songs, poetry, and traditional syilx stories they will cover a variety of topics. Madeline will share about their mental health journey, body image, queer identity and joy. They will meet you in your laughter and your tears.
At the Holiday Table
The table is a place for family and friends to gather. Stories bubble to the surface and memories are re-lived. At this table the stories and memories are from the audience. The actors and audience will create stories together in this improv theatre night! Start the night off with short form improvisation and come back after intermission to see a full length play be built before your eyes. What characters will be sitting at the table? The grumpy uncle? The wise grandmother? Or friends bent on saving the world?
Featuring actors from Tempest Theatre and Peach Gravy Improv: Cain Critchlow, Dan Freeman, Isaac Gilbert, Lynn Green, Fereidoon Kavosian, Bob McAtamney, Colter McLean, Kim Russell, Kate Torgerson, Sean Wood
Presented in partnership with the Peach Gravy Theatre Coop
At The Table
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
One Minute Play Festival
The name says it all: we're accepting original works which can be performed in under 60 seconds to be performed on the Tempest Stage on Thursday March 31st as part of the inaugural 'Ignite The Arts Festival'. Your live audience and a select panel of judges will decide who will make it to the final round and then who will walk away with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Scripts must be submitted in advance and there is no fee to participate. Make it snappy, make it fun. If you run overtime, the giant clock will make a nasty sound!
BACKGROUND:The One Minute Play Festival is the brainchild of Paul Crawford who has been hosting this annual event for over 20 years as a core element of the Arts Wells Festival. Drawing inspiration from 'skit-night at summer camp' Paul brought to life a raucous, often off-the-cuff, many times brilliant collection of performers and ideas. We are honoured to take on the mantle of this event and launch it at this year's Ignite the Arts Festival in Penticton.
Okanagan Film Industry 101
Our Wicked Problem
A collection of scenes from award-winning plays featuring local talent and presented live at Tempest Theatre in Penticton.
Directed by Kate Twa
Cast: Sharon Estephan, Sarah Foss, Beth Fotheringham, Mae Glerum, Mia Harris, Maia Mae, Jenny Moon Makepeace, Lucas Penner, Vance Potter, Oli Ware, Braeden Williams