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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.
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 2018/19 SEASON
Want a peek at our complete upcoming season?
Our Fall 2018 Schedule!
Enchanted April - October 11th to October 28th, 2018
Echo Players is proud to present its first production of the season "Enchanted April".
"Enchanted April", indeed! We begin our story in England, February 1922. It's damp, dreary, depressing, soggy, foggy, and well, just downright miserable. Relationships inside Lotty & Mellersh Wilton's household mirror this unhappy, gloomy weather. All seems hopeless until Lotty accidentally spots a small ad in the 'Times' for a month's let in a small Italian castle that promises 'wisteria and sunshine'.
She bamboozles her just as unhappy friend, Rose, to share the rent and go with her for the month of April.....without their husbands. They then place a discreet ad in the 'Times' for two ladies of 'genteel' standing to accompany them and split the rent four ways. An arrogant, opinionated, formidable Mrs. Graves and a troubled society beauty, Lady Caroline, answer the ad and the four of them are on their way to the 'enchanted' villa.
Add to this wonderful mix of characters an Italian housekeeper, who doesn't speak a word of English, as well as the owner of the castle, and you will find yourself delighted and charmed. Humour, romance, love, wisteria and sunshine will send our audiences home feeling optimistic about life and human beings.
Running from October 11th to October 28th, 2018 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. Show Times: Tues - Sat. evenings - 7:30, Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.Ticket prices: Adult - $23, Senior - $20, Student - $14, Group Rate (10+) - $19
Directed by Wendy Punter
Annual Vancouver Island Juried One Act Play Festival
Join us at the Village Theatre for five days of whirlwind activity that features enthusiastic and talented artists from all over Vancouver Island. Enjoy a daring, imaginative and diverse collection of one-act plays.
The Annual Vancouver Island Juried One Act Play Festival, an affordable, enjoyable way to experience the pulse of Oceanside’s drama scene.
Running from November 7th - 11th, 2018 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach.
"Peter Pan" is the classic story of the mischievous little boy who flies and refuses to grow up, preferring, instead, to live in mysterious Neverland, sharing adventures with the lost boys, pirates, fairies, tick-tocking crocodiles and, occasionally, real children. Our family- orientated musical includes song, dance and action that will enthrall and engage every child from five to one hundred and five.
Directed by Julian Packer
Running from December 11th - 30th, 2018 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach.
Our Goal... "To nurture the love of theatre, we explore, expand and develop theatrical talent and we create quality entertainment for our community".