Rivercity Players

Our mission: enriching the creative culture of the community  through the performing arts.

Rivercity Players is holding auditions for its next production, coming to the stage January to February 2023.


The play planned is a feel-good comedy, with a touch of romance, from the most produced playwright in Canada.


An open audition will be held on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 pm, with callbacks being held on November 29th at 6:30 pm, both at the Rivercity Stage at 1080 Hemlock St, Campbell River.


The cast involves one woman, aged in her mid to late thirties, 3 women aged 50 to 60 years old, and one man aged early forties. Performance dates are planned for January 23 to February 4, 2023.


If your interests are more in-line with helping out backstage, Rivercity Players is also looking for production volunteers for this play. We are always happy to train and mentor new people wanting to help out behind the scenes!


For more information, email director Susan Wydenes at info@rivercityplayers.ca


Cast of Farndale Ave...A Christmas Carol rehearse
(L-R) Darren Thyne, Darlene Carr, Jennifer Cody, Cielo Richardson, and Kate Humphreys rehearse a musical number accompanied by pianist Adriana Proton

Rivercity Plays is delighted to return to the stage this November with a hilarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr., The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol is one of a series of delightful plays about the fictional society and their attempts to mount a production of a famous work.


The ladies, and long suffering stage manager, Gordon, mount a full assault on the much loved Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Miscues, costume and prop failures abound but it won't stop the stalwart thespians from bringing the story to their adoring followers.


The Rivercity Players production will be directed by Dee and Dick Poulton. The directors first saw the play performed in Vancouver several years ago, and as soon as Dick and Dee saw the Rivercity Stage they knew it was the perfect venue to present it in. Dee was quick to respond when Rivercity Players’ call for directors for the 2022-2023 season went out.


“This play is unique in it's wacky approach to theatre production,” says Dee. “This series of plays are not produced often because of the intricate dance of light, sound and multi-character acting required. There are not many plays that break the fourth wall throughout it's acts and the fact that the audience isn't familiar with this version of A Christmas Carol is really exciting for us.”


The cast features Jennifer Cody, Darlene Carr, Darren Thyne, Cielo Richardson and Kate Humphreys.


Opening night is Thursday November 24th at the Rivercity Stage at 7:30pm. The play runs November 24th to 26th at 7:30pm, with matinees Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th at 2pm. It then continues December 1st to 3rd with three more evening performances at 7:30pm.


Tickets are $25 and available now at www.rivercitytickets.ca


As previously announced, our Annual General Meeting is taking place Wednesday September 21, 7:00pm at Rivercity Stage 1080 Hemlock Street.


Following the meeting, we hope you will stay for a reading of an old radio mystery - we will be looking for volunteer readers!


All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Your 2022-2023 annual membership must be paid prior to the meeting, please visit our membership page for details.