By: Trish Barsby
Are you ready to get lost in a fantasy world down a rabbit hole? What about in a forest controlled by fairies? Whatever you decide ICHTHYS Theatre has you covered in their upcoming 2020 season. It’s time for a thought-provoking theatre journey in your own backyard!
ICHTHYS Theatre is a Brantford-based, not-for-profit, community Theatre Company that has completed over 40 productions since it was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director, Lorna Stratton. Having performed travelling school shows, adult and family productions, and special community service shows, they are dedicated to providing both educational and interactive programs to all ages. ICHTHYS’ goal is to increase the appreciation of performing arts, and to present innovative, captivating theatre focusing on a wide spectrum of life issues relevant to all generations.
Now in their 20th season, ICHTHYS theatre has rebranded to better support their vision of working together in community, and their desire to be "Engaging, Inclusive and the home of Endless Possibilities". Their hope is to come into the new decade with a fresh design, increase appreciation of the performing arts, and offer educational opportunities to audiences, casts and crew through participation in productions and workshops.
The following productions have been scheduled for this year’s season:
- Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Sandra Anderson (adult audience)
- March 27-29 and April 3-5, 2020
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, directed by Lorna Stratton (adult/teen audience)
- June 12-14 and 19-21, 2020
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll/C. Chorpenning, directed by Lorna Stratton (family/kids audience)
- November 20-22 and 27-29, 2020
Looking to act in these productions? Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are in February and auditions for Alice in Wonderland are scheduled for July and August.
Whether you’re looking to audition for theatre productions, volunteer backstage, take a workshop, or just simply find out how to watch a great show, all of the details can be found on their website.