Island residents take centre stage

Vancouver Island residents will share their Island Stories on stage at the Chemainus Theatre Festival Monday, May 27.

Later this month, a group of Vancouver Island residents will share their favourite stories on the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s stage.

The Chemainus Theatre’s latest community connection project, Island Stories, culminates with the presentation of 10-minute short plays about culture, family, immigration, loss and love on Vancouver Island, which will be presented Monday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chemainus Theatre.

The evening will feature nine five- to 10-minute performances expressing songs and stories of change, industry and adventure. Admission is by donation.

For Island Stories, the Chemainus Theatre invited Vancouver Island residents and former Island residents to tell their stories of change, industry, adventure, immigration, families and culture.

Nine stories were chosen, including “Eagle and Ghosts on the North Island” by Jerry Reid, “Grandfather’s Diary” by Pauline Mary Hubick, “Incident at Elk Lake” by Rachel Muller, “Ocean Air” by Hannah DuMez and Dad, “First Showing of Robert Swanson” by Tom Shandel, “CIty Slickers in Paradise” by Ian Devoy, “Story of Family Immigration” by Nathan Tinkham, “A Long Way From Lisburn” by Alison Humphries, and “Second Showing of Robert Swanson” by Tom Shandel.

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