Campbell River students to compete in provincial drama fest

Representing North Island zone with Aunt Leaf, selected top play at the regional drama festival

Seventeen students from Carihi’s Theatre Department are getting ready to head to the Provincial Drama Festival at Douglas College in New Westminster.

The group of students were selected to represent the North Island zone when their play Aunt Leaf was selected as the top play at the Regional Drama festival, back in November.

“I feel honoured and happy about going to Provincial festival because we’ve worked hard,” says cast member Henry Gillespie-Graham “I can’t wait to show everyone there what we have created.”

The play follows a young girl named Annabel Wood and her great Aunt Leaf, who sees the ghost of her dead husband and sends Annabel to look for him. The characters are all ghosts, living along the Hudson River in 1910, and their job is to tell the story of Annabel Wood, which they do, in a way that combines movement, music and creative casting.

The group is raising funds to attend the festival, and will perform the play on two nights, April 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. at the Timberline theatre. Admission is a minimum $5.00 suggested donation, which you can pay at the door.