EVENTS

All events will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre located at 1007 Vernon Ave

February | March | April | May

February

The Dark Horse

Wednesday February 22, 2016 - 7:30pm 

Director: James Napier Robertson

Country: New Zealand   Language: English

Rating: PG

A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the inspirational true story of New Zealand chess legend Genesis Potini.

We first meet Genesis Potini (Cliff Curtis) as he wanders down a street in Gisbourne, New Zealand, in the pouring rain. Muttering, eyes closed, his corpulent body draped in a multicoloured quilt, he could be taken for a mystic; in fact, he has just been released from the latest in a long line of psychiatric institutions, where the one-time speed-chess champion has spent years struggling with severe bipolar disorder.

As director James Napier Robertson’s engrossing biopic opens, Gen is working to forge a new life after reconnecting with his brother Ariki, who is immersed in gang life, and Ariki’s adolescent son Mana (James Rolleston, also appearing at the Festival in The Dead Lands), who seems destined to wind up trapped in the same criminal milieu. When Gen breaks away from the gang house and convinces the Eastern Knights, a chess club for at-risk youth, to take him on as a coach, he defies Ariki’s wishes by bringing Mana along. What transpires is a battle — for Mana’s future and well-being, for the dreams of the club’s kids, and for Gen’s brilliant, fraught psyche.

While this tough, exhilarating film is based on truth, its story possesses the archetypal power of myth. Giving the performance of his career, Curtis (barely recognizable from such films as The Fountain and Live Free or Die Hard) brilliantly articulates Gen’s Atlas-like strain, the terrible weight of a tortured mind pressing down upon his colossal frame. Though the real Potini died in 2011, The Dark Horse is a fitting tribute to his tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.

rms-logo-lgRevelstoke Multicultural Society & Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present Movies in the Mountains, the best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

 

Tickets: Films: $8 Three Film Pass: $20 Six Film Pass: $30




The Travelling Mabels

Thursday February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Travelling Mabels are a folk country female trio of singer-songwriters, performing songs with intelligent, humorous lyrics, melodic harmonies and their energetic brand of country roots.

Collectively, their songs bring a wealth of life experience to the stage. The beauty of the Mabels is that they represent three generations of women who together form a combined harmony blend. This has opened the door to a dynamic energy both musically and in the rapport with the audiences that most wouldn’t experience every day.

Their musical influences range from Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Bob Dylan to Sheryl Crow, and their comedic, yet often heart-felt, take on life means they more than meet a wide range of audience expectations whenever they perform. Together with Keith Floen the group magically weave in and out of well known favourite cover songs and original music.

“It is very obvious that these three ladies have star power individually and as a whole. I truly believe there is no audience that the Travelling Mabels couldn’t impress.” Jen Kuhlwein- Afternoon Host on Mountain Radio,

www.thetravellingmabels.com

Tickets: $20 Included in Super & Winter Nights Packages




March

Steve Palmer with local supporting act Aza Deschamps

Wednesday March 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

Summer visitors and Revelstoke locals have enjoyed Stephen Palmer’s many, many years of performing at Revelstoke’s Streetfest. This is his first winter visit in many years.

He began his musical journey way back in the psychedelic 1960’s. He got an early boost when his rock group was chosen to open for several big name bands of that time- Led Zepelin, The Who, Eric Clapton and more.

In the new millennium he has put aside his electric guitar and gone back to his acoustic roots, playing his 6 and 12 string guitars “with all the authority of a quiet, folk singing road survivor.”

– C.Lazerini, Root Cellar

www.spmusic.ca 

www.facebook.com/stephenhardypalmer

Revelstoke’s own Aza Deschamps will be joining Steve for this special evening at the Performing Arts Centre. Talented on guitar and piano, Aza sings in a confident style often compared to her idol Adele!

 

Tickets: $15




Polyfaces

Thursday March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative in partnership with RPAC, presents

The Incredible Edible Film Festival

Polyfaces’ is a joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over 4 years it follows the Salatin’s, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.

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Tickets: LFI Member - $8 or 3 for $20 Non-Member - $12 or 3 for $30




Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash Musical

Wednesday March 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

Conceived by William Meade

Western Canada Theatre and Chemainus Theatre Festival are proud to co-produce the ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire. This adaption from the Broadway show tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production includes all of Cash’s classic hits, including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune. A powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more!

“This is a crowd pleaser that quickly got the…audience clapping and cheering.” Chicago Critic

www.wctlive.ca

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Tickets: $35 Included in Super & Winter Nights Packages




Dheepan

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Director: Jacques Audiard

Country: France  Language: English, Tamil, French

Rating:14A

Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A ProphetRust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

rms-logo-lgRevelstoke Multicultural Society & Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present Movies in the Mountains, the best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

 

Tickets: Films: $8 Three Film Pass: $20 Six Film Pass: $30




Glory by Shay Kuebler Radical System Art

Thursday March 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. Through a cinematic lens, with first-person video material, Glory takes the audience through multiple images and expressions on the amplification of experience and violence in society.

A company of 6 bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society.

“…athletic mix of martial-arts and street-tinged contemporary dance…” Georgia Straight

www.shaykuebler.com

Residency Component

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art will be in residence with us for several days before their performance preparing for their next show Telemetry. They will be offering some engagement opportunities during this time including:

Workshop – Offering a mixture of technique and repertoire in the class, suitable for ages 13+.

Tuesday March 28, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Open rehearsals – the company will talk about the project prior to running some of the material, suitable for all ages 

Tuesday March 28, 5-6pm &

Wednesday March 29, 5-6pm

Tickets: Pay what you think the show is worth. Included in Super and Holiday Packages




April

Seeds of Time

Monday April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative in partnership with RPAC, presents

The Incredible Edible Film Festival

In Seeds of Time a perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
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Tickets: LFI Member - $8 or 3 for $20 Non-Member - $12 or 3 for $30




Kraft Singles for Everyone by Ivan Coyote & Jon Wood

Friday April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Kraft Singles for Everyone is a heart-felt and heartbreaking performance that opens with the death of a beloved matriarch and touches on such subjects as being an ‘ex-Catholic’ queer and the dynamics of ‘small-town’ big families, and leaves us all asking ourselves what we truly inherit from the blood that runs in our veins.

Grappling with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity as well as topics such as family, class, and social justice, Ivan Coyote is an audience favourite from Anchorage to Amsterdam. With a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur, Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Since the mid-nineties, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist sideman Jon Wood has toured North America and Europe extensively. As a record producer, initially for himself with his own Flophouse Jr project, he has worked with growing numbers of independent Canadian artists including Herald Nix, Rae Spoon and The Beige.

“Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.” Ottawa Xpress

www.ivanecoyote.com

Tickets: $15 Included in Super and Winter Nights Packages




C.R.A.Z.Y

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Country: Canada   Language: French

Rating: 14A

Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec.

“Jean-Marc Vallée’s international breakthrough is a still-startling and intensely moving depiction of a young gay man’s difficulties in coming out to his family and friends in late-1970s Quebec. Structuring the film around a series of family Christmas parties, Vallée relates the tale of Zac’s (Marc-André Grondin) gradual liberation from the strictures of Catholicism, French-Canadian patriarchy and heterosexual mores in hilarious (and definitely sensual) detail. Careening between lushly obscene fantasies in church, lusty, hard-rocking parties charged with misunderstood desire, and luridly dramatic clashes between an increasingly panicked Zac and his uncomprehending father (Michel Côté), C.R.A.Z.Y. evokes the frenzied sincerity of a young Martin Scorsese.” — Marc Glassman

Tickets: Free Screening! (part of TIFF Film Circuit’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.)




May

Munsch Upon a Time by Project X Theatre

Saturday May 6, 2017 - 3pm

Stories of Robert Munsch adapted by Debbie Patterson
Produced by Project X Theatre
Directed by Mack Gordon
Starring Andrew Cooper, Randi Edmundson and Melissa Thomas

Get ready for fairy tales and time travel when Robert Munsch stories come to life on stage with the help of Professor Pim’s Time Machine! You’ll be beamed back into the past and forward into the future with lots of high-octane energy and loads of laughs. Experience three classic stories from Canada’s most beloved children’s author—The Paper Bag Princess, The Fire Station and David’s Father—plus two new favorites—Give Me Back My Dad! and It’s My Room!—all presented with larger-than-life, family-friendly fun for both the young and the young at heart.

www.projectxtheatre.ca

Ages Recommendation: 2+ and their families

Run Time: Aprox 55 mins

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Tickets: Adults $10 Kids $5