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E.C.H.O. Players Village Theatre is a non-profit society of dedicated members of the community. Community is what E.C.H.O. Players is all about. Relying upon the talents, creative energy and generosity of individuals and businesses we have been bringing the live theatre experience to the Oceanside area for for over 40 years.

Photographs by Don Emerson Photography
Photographs by Don Emerson Photography

Whether you wish to share the experience from the comfort of your seat in the Village Theatre (home to E.C.H.O. Players since 1974), from the footlights of the stage or from behind the scenes, you will find yourself welcomed into a community of patrons, fellow performers, artists, writers, set designers, and volunteers of every description.

OUR 2016/17 SEASON

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The Cocktail Hour

October 13 – 30, 2016
Director: Jeanne Atkinson


In the mid 1970s, John, an aspiring playwright, comes home to New York to seek his family’s blessing for a play he has written, based on their lives. John’s parents ... 

...and his sister, of course,have quite a different view of themselves, and a lively discussion ensues during the family’s customary cocktail hour.  Old coals are raked over, and old scores settled, but with Gurney’s usual wit and humour, family ties and warmth prevail.

Dick Whittington

December 14 – 31, 2016
Director:  Julian Packer

Dick Whittington is a traditional pantomime, telling the story of a young man who sets out to make his fame and fortune in London. Dick finds that rather than ...

... being paved with gold, the streets are plagued with rats!   With the help of the good Fairy, Tommy the cat, Saucy Sal and the lovely Alice, Dick challenges the evil Queen Rat. Will the audiences’ participation be enough to help Dick triumph?   This is a family show, full of popular songs, bad jokes and slapstick humour.

Marion Bridge  

February 16 – March 5, 2017
Director: Wendy Punter

A tale of three sisters - Agnes, an alcoholic actress from Toronto, Theresa, a nun, and 'strange' Louise, all thrown together again in their childhood home in Cape Breton, to be ...

... with their dying mother.

Slowly they begin to unearth buried memories:  of their childhood, parents and some events too painful to to inspect in the years gone by.  Marion Bridge is a place in their mother's memories - a place visited when they were young, and a place to which they eventually return, with a better understanding of why they have become who they are.

The Pirates of Penzance

April 27 – May 14, 2017
Director:  Mari Lyn Kelly

Landing on Vancouver Island after plundering, pillaging, and just being a downright nuisance, the Pirates of Penzance find themselves lost. One pirate, the young and handsome ...

... Frederick, wanders away from his gang of pirates to Qualicum Beach and stumbles upon a gaggle of beautiful maidens and their eccentric father Major-General.   We have star-crossed lovers, a run-in with the pirates, lily-livered policemen and mistaken identity, all of which brings this Gilbert & Sullivan musical alive and rollicking with entertainment for the whole family! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

 

Our Goal... "To nurture the love of theatre, we explore, expand and develop theatrical talent and we create quality entertainment for our community".