SURREY LITTLE THEATRE’S 50 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE
“when all you need is an extra couple of hours”
Friday August 16th 6:00pm – Sunday August 18th 8:00pm
Film Showing & Gala: August 23rd – 7:00pm
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry cost: $100/team
Surrey Little Theatre is delighted to announce that Hannah Lohnes and her team of technicians are overseeing the revival of the 50 Hour Film Challenge. Lohnes was first introduced to Surrey Little Theatre in 2013 when she competed in the event as teen. In 2014 her group won Best Film. Pulled in by her love of technology and art, Hannah has continued to volunteer at SLT in various capacities. She has now been the Technical Director of the building for 6 years.
Lohnes says “The 50 Hour Film Challenge began as a new initiative during Surrey Little Theatre’s 50th Season of Live Theatre– From Onstage to Onscreen. As we now approach our 60th anniversary, and after a few years break, the challenge is coming back stronger than ever!”
All members of the community are welcome to enter. Teams must have 5 or more members, camera equipment (or a phone!), and editing software.
The challenge weekend starts on Friday August 16th at 6pm when the team representatives meet at the Theatre to receive a randomly selected “inspiration package”. There is a common theme for all teams with each package having a different location, prop, phrase, and a character.
Over the course of the following 50 hours, the teams disburse to their “headquarters” to write, shoot, and edit a 5 minute film that will include all the requirements.
The finished product is brought to the theatre by for a chance at prizes including a Best Film Top Prize of $500.00. Prizes will be awarded August 23rd at the Gala Filmmakers Reception with screenings of all the films. This event is open to the general public.
*two one-act plays*
July 4-20, 2019
Tickets available HERE
– by Jacob Richmond, directed by Sargil Tongol
Wildly inventive and darkly funny, this coming-of-age tale chronicles the misadventures of two precocious teens on their odyssey from a hippie commune to the big city world they called “Legoland”.
For Never Not Always
– by Jennifer Peters, directed by Jennifer Peters
When Michael breaks up Brenda and Ryan’s wedding, Brenda thinks the reason is simple, Michael is still in love with her. Communication between the three has never been easy, and it’s about to get more confusing than ever before!
During this show, we are pleased to partner with Encompass Support Services Society! ESSS is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services to the communities of Langley. When you come to the show please consider bringing a donation of:
* non-perishable food
* acrylic paints and pastels
* “Learn to draw” books (including anime/manga)
* Black canvases/canvas boards
* mandala colouring books or posters
A Comedy by Doug Stone; Directed by Kayt Roth
April 18-May 11, 2019
Hostess Bonnie invites a group of neighbours over for a Tupperware party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean, her very pregnant sister Sinclair, ditzy-blonde Tracy Ann, and new neighbour Diane, who’s made quite a career selling Tupperware. The mix of personalities and martinis consumed lead to absurd high jinks plus revelations of secrets and insecurities.
April 18, 19, 20, 28, and May 4 & 5 are sold out!
We are excited to partner with Forever Yours Lingerie and their Supportive Start program, providing new and gently used bras, as well as underwear and other necessary toiletry items to in-need and at-risk women. If you have a gently used bra you no longer need, or new toiletry items you would like to donate, please bring them and place them in the donation bin at the theatre!
A Christmas Musical
December 13-December 16, 2018
Written and Directed by Linda McRae
Music by Cale Walde
Produced by Nicki Roberts
A musical based on our favorite Dr. Seuss Christmas story.
Tickets available online only.
A Comedy by Sean Grennan
Directed by Pat McDermott
October 18-November 17, 2018
A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a “guys’ weekend” in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues: will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all? Some mild adult language and content.
A Thriller by Lucille Fletcher
January 24 – February 23, 2019
A woman sees a dead body in the window of the abandoned building across the way from her home. Her husband tries to comfort her but believes she is still affected by an earlier tragedy. As a detective begins to investigate, her close friend, the housekeeper, and her rather sinister neighbor all contribute to the deepening mystery.
Written by Shelley Picard
Directed by Margaret Shearman
SLT 2018 TheatreBC FESTIVAL ENTRY
2018-04-19 to 2018-05-12
Mary, a homeless woman, befriends Ann, a young pregnant woman, much to the dismay of Ann’s husband, Charlie. George, Mary’s friend who died and is now an ever-present spirit in her life, gently guides Mary to help Ann when Ann is faced with some very tough choices. Drama
Written by David King
Directed by Miles Lavkulich
2018-01-25 to 2018-02-24
Phil, a middle-aged father, is frustrated with the direction his life has taken. He has a plan though – sell everything and move his wife and two teenagers to the desert. He has, unfortunately, neglected to mention this to his family. Through their discovery of the true reason of the garage sale and the wonderfully strange collection of characters that attend we get a delightful day-in-the-life comedy and some surprising resolutions. Comedy Coarse Language
Written by Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz
2017-10-26 to 2017-11-25
The story of a blind and bitter college professor and his encounter with a saucy, streetwise young woman who volunteers to read to him in the hospital. The clash of intellect and wit takes the two from animosity and fear to friendship and understanding. Both come to their relationship with questions. Both leave with hopeful answers. Dramatic Comedy, Adult content.
Written by Joan MacLeod | Adapted by Fred Jones
2017-04-20 to 2017-05-20
Alistair is a retired farmer who lives with his sister-in-law and son on their family homestead. The fields have long been leased out and the house is in serious disrepair. The scattered remnants of the family are vainly trying to hold it together. Alistair’s daughter, comes to visit for the first time since her marriage failed, for a shaky reunion that soon turns acrimonious. Alistair suffers a stroke and his illness finally releases the memory of a secret that he had buried deep within himself years ago. He longs for Katie, the younger sister he was forced to leave behind in Scotland when he came to Canada as a “home child.” The play takes a piece of history from a dark corner of Canada’s past and dramatizes its tragic impact through the generations of one family. Homechild is set in Glengarry County in eastern Ontario where both of Joan MacLeod’s parents were raised on farms just a few miles apart. Each had home children working on their family’s farms in the 1920s, something she wasn’t aware of when she first started her research for this play.