E2=Experiments in Entertainment
The Charles Bailey Theatre is pleased to announce something completely different coming to a theatre near you. E2 or Experiments in Entertainment is a test lab for performance genres that is intimate, unique and slightly off-beat. We are creating a cultural scene in the Muriel Griffiths Room at The Charles Bailey that gets audiences closer to performers and allows a truly engaging experience while we test what our audiences might enjoy.
On January 17, E2 presents the amazing and impermeable Cromoli Brothers. Written and performed by Nelsonite Lucas Meyers, imagine a high-octane mash-up of sketch comedy, stand-up, vaudeville and musical theatre ranging from the poignant to the political to the absurd. Including Nude Beach, Dear Mary I’m in a Gang Now, Shot in the Dark, and The Rich, the show also features original songs (and a very unique David Bowie cover) performed on ukulele, melodica and glockenspiel. The Globe and Mail says “Meyers is Brilliant.” $15 in advance
On Feb 8, do not miss the one woman show, Till Death- The Six wives of Henry the Vlll performed by Tara Travis of Vancouver’s Monster Theatre. Watch as one actress plays 6 queens, six love stories and six deaths. CBC gives this show 5 stars calling it, “wildly funny, wonderfully crafted and brilliantly acted. Flawless!” $15 in advance
And lastly, attend our first of many evenings of storytelling called Little Moths on Friday Feb 27. In the long, dark hours of winter, let’s get together and share some stories. Hosted by Almeda Glenn Miller, storytellers from across the valley and surrounding mountains will make their snowy pilgrimage to the warmth and intimacy of the Muriel Griffiths room at the Charles Bailey Theatre. Be prepared to be frightened, enlightened, and delighted with authentic stories from our region. All seats $10
On Feb 22, we’ll be hosting a story-telling workshop and anyone wanting to participate can find more information and registration details at www.trail-arts.com
E2 is part of the newest partnership and initiative between the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Trail and District Arts Council with the shared goal of increasing theatre offerings.
Programming and Marketing director Nadine Tremblay explains, “We are trying to present more of the type of programming which was identified as desirable in our market survey. It should be a wild and fun ride. If you want more events like this, please show your support; I dare you to come check it out and tell us what you think.“
Looking for that unique gift this Christmas? A memorable experience may just the right present for that person who has everything.
Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone at the Charles Bailey Theatre Box Mon-Fri 12-4. Phone 250.368-9669 / 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail. Thank you to Columbia Power Corporation for sponsoring the series and helping keep ticket prices affordable. Please visit www.trail-arts,com for more info