Harbour Theatre getting ready for Udderfest in Prince Rupert

Theatre fans in the community have something to look forward to, as the thirteenth annual Udderfest, full of hilarity and drama, will be starting in just a week, on Wednesday, August 3 with performances taking place until August 7.

Theatre fans in the community have something to look forward to, as the thirteenth annual Udderfest, full of hilarity and drama, will be starting in just a week, on Wednesday, August 3 with performances taking place until August 7.

“We hope people will come out and get involved in theatre. We’re happy to be hosting Udderfest again,” said Treena Decker, who is the Kids Camp coordinator.

At this year’s festival there will be six plays in total for people to watch, which is slightly down from last year’s Udderfest. However nearly all of the performances happening this year were written by local people.

“[We hope] to produce as much locally written and produced theatre as possible. All of the shows we do are designed to get people on stage in shorter length shows than we traditionally do in the season. We try to get as many people on stage, and have as highly creative theatre as possible,” explained Decker.

Some of this year’s performances include new pieces from familiar writers such as Rudy Kelly, who has written a sequel to last year’s very popular “Twilight” spoof, and Stephen Huddlestone, who wrote two plays last year and is returning with  “Bus Stop Confidential”, as well as Udderfest Chair Lyle McNish, who has been working on “Two Girls Sing”.

Additionally, there will also be more improv performances featured in this year’s festival, such as the Boom Junior, who are returning to the Tom Rooney stage, and “Hot Judge Sunday” featuring David Smook and Jeff Bill.

Also, the ever-popular Kids Camp, which already has twenty-five involved who will be performing in “The Wizard of Cow Bay”. The Kids Camp show will be the only play happening at the Lester Centre of the Arts this year.

People wishing to purchase tickets for any of the shows can do so at the door  or can get four-pass tickets that will get admission for four shows. Four-pass tickets will be available shortly at Homework and Teddy’s.