Sunset Theatre, season premier

Where artists and plays go to grow and first meet an audience

  • May. 30, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Since re-opening to the public as a live theatre in 2006 The Sunset Theatre, located on Wells’ historic Pooley Street, has proudly presented new and developing work by internationally recognized home-grown artists.

Originally built in 1934 as a movie house, the Sunset Theatre was also used as a dance hall, gambling hall and even a morgue. It has had a varied and colourful past and the Sunset Theatre continues today to celebrate this spirit of risk and adventure.

“Being a launching point for new plays – the place a show first meets an audience – is special,”  artistic director, Karen Jeffery said.

“It’s special as a producer, and as a theatre-goer. You’re involved at the ground level of something totally new and unique just as it’s finding its feet, just as it’s starting to really take off. I love that. I’m proud to be in the position to be able to offer that opportunity to artists and excited to share the fruits of their hard work.”

The Sunset Theatre’s 2014 Summer Season kicks off with a sneak-preview of BITS – a funny and moving “extravaganza of tales, tunes and tangents”, written and performed by comedian/singer-songwriter Patrick Kearns, which will be performed at the Sunset one night only as a fundraiser for Kearns to help with expenses before heading across Canada on a national tour, which includes a detour back to the Sunset Theatre on July 4 – 5.

BITS smells like awesome, goes down like a vodka-cocktail out of a twirly straw and leaves a thought-provoking after taste. Patrick Kearns is delightfully quirky, heartbreaking and flamboyantly funny all at the same time. See this play. Then see it twice.  –Sarah Towle (CBC)

BITS by Patrick Kearns plays the Sunset Theatre Saturday June 7 at 8 p.m.

For more information, or

to read more about our summer season,

visit www.sunset-theatre.

com.

We hope to see you there!

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