Terry Fox Secondary's "Rabbit Hole" brings home four awards from the 2019 NTS B.C. Provincial Drama Festival

Terry Fox Seocndary’s production of “Rabbit Hole” was awarded “Outstanding Ensemble Performance” at the National Theatre School 2019 B.C. Provincial Drama Festival. Cassie Drieschner received the “Outstanding Performance” award for her role of Izzy and Nicole Dziekciowski received the award for “Outstanding Stage Manager”. Also, our stage crew received the award for “Outstanding Stage Crew”. Well done everyone and congratulations on a fantastic show.

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

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Terry Fox to perform "RABBIT HOLE" at the 2019 NTS B.C. PROVINCIAL DRAMA FESTIVAL on May 2nd

Terry Fox Secondary School has been selected to represent SD43 at the NTS B.C. Provincial Drama Festival May 2nd, 2019 at Douglas College in New Westminster.

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Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

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Terry Fox Presents "Rabbit Hole" MetFest 2018

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

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Terry Fox Secondary Presents "21 Chump Street" Saturday December 2nd at MetFest 2017

21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new musical based on a true story as reported in the series ‘This American Life’. 21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honours student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hope of winning her affection - only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. 21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the Terry Fox Theatre.

Terry Fox set to perform "bittergirl" at the 2017 B.C. Provincial Drama Festival on April 29th, 2017

bittergirl charts the break-ups of three women- one single and dating, one co-habiting, one married with a child. This trio of women scorned experience heartbreak, hilarity, fairy- tales gone wrong, mounties, love, honour, car-keying, repeated viewings of An Affair To Remember, fake spleenectomies, and meetings of Breakups Anonymous. And then there are the men! The ones who want to alphabetize your CDs, the ones who give you shoelaces for your birthday. See the bittergirls list all of those things you should have told him the truth about. See Barbie and Ken break up! Laugh and enjoy all the bittergirl wit and hard-won wisdom. 

bittergirl MetFest 2016

bittergirl charts the break-ups of three women-one single and dating, one co-habiting, one married with a child. This trio of women scorned experience heartbreak, hilarity, fairy-tales gone wrong, mounties, love, honour, car-keying, repeated viewings of An Affair To Remember, fake spleenectomies, and meetings of Breakups Anonymous. And then there are the men! The ones who want to alphabetize your CDs, the ones who give you shoelaces for your birthday. See the bittergirls list all of those things you should have told him the truth about. See Barbie and Ken break up! Laugh and enjoy all the bittergirl wit and hard-won wisdom.

5 Women Wearing the Same Dress - Metfest 2015

5 Women Wearing the Same Dress

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. "…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…" —NY Post. "FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" —NY Daily News. "Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." —TheaterWeek.

Women and Wallace Bring Home Two Awards From The 2015 BC Provincial Drama Festival

The cast and crew of Terry Fox Secondary's production of Women and Wallace had a wonderful performance and were awarded  OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE & OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN at the 2015 Provincial Drama Festival. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for once again representing our school and the school district with an excellent show.

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Women and Wallace - MetFest 2014

Women and Wallace

Comprised of a series of brisk, kaleidoscopic scenes, the play begins as Wallace, now a handsome young man of eighteen, hurls a ripe tomato at a pretty young woman dressed all in white while declaiming "I love you." We then move back in time to when Wallace, six years of age, is sent off to school by his mother—who then proceeds to slit her own throat. Wallace finds her body, a shock which continues to haunt his relationships with the other women who come into his life as he grows up, including his crusty, wise grandmother; the girl who swipes his peanut butter and banana sandwich at school and later browbeats him into his first kiss; the psychiatrist who tries to help him exorcise his troubling memories; and the knowing senior who provides his sexual initiation while he is a college freshman. All of the characters, in the end, contribute to the mosaic which captures with such eloquence and wit all the fears and joys and uncertainties which mark Wallace's progress towards manhood.

A remarkable first play, written when the author was eighteen, and produced in New York as part of the 7th Annual Young Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Horizons. Fast moving, and very funny, the play traces the growing up of a young man who must deal both with his mother's suicide and with the sometimes unsettling attentions of the various females who come into his life. "…a deeply felt play with an original and impressive comic edge. Sherman's is indeed a fresh, remarkably mature voice." —NY Daily News. "WOMEN AND WALLACE is without doubt one of the strongest one-acts to come along in a long time. The play is startling, fresh and wise in its verbal dexterity and its knowledge of characterizations." —BackStage. "…unmistakably the work of a talented writer—examining his feelings, experimenting with language, making psychological pain play on stage." —Village Voice.

Actor's Nightmare - MetFest 2013

Actor's Nightmare

Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons—by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, whereupon make-believe suddenly gives way to reality as the executioner's axe (meant for Sir Thomas Moore) instead sends poor George to oblivion—denying him a well-earned curtain call.

Conceived as a companion piece to the author's award-winning short play Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it all for You (and providing for doubling by the same actors), this hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger who is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor.

Am I Blue - MetFest 2011

Am I Blue

The story begins in a seedy New Orleans bar where John Polk Richards, a college freshman whose fraternity brothers have paid his way into a bordello as an eighteenth birthday present, is bolstering his courage with liquor. He is approached by Ashbe, a fey young creature who invites him to the littered apartment that she shares with her absent father. As high strung and flaky as John Polk is nervous and tentative, Ashbe initiates him into her secret fantasy life as she tries to bridge the loneliness that infuses them both. She strings Cheerios to make a necklace and then nibbles at them; puts blue food coloring in John Polk's rum and Coke; lets him hear the sea in her favorite conch shell; and finally, invites him to make love to her—an offer that he politely declines. Sometimes wildly funny, sometimes gently affecting, the play is a wonderfully resourceful study of two young people, both unsure and apprehensive, whose unexpected encounter becomes, for both of them, a valuable lesson in coping with life—now and in the future.

Presented by New York's Circle Repertory Company as part of a triple bill entitled CONFLUENCE. A highly original, offbeat comedy which ranges from hilarity to pathos as it details the chance meeting of a timid college freshman and the precocious teenager who lures him to her ramshackle apartment. "…joyously proves that her great Broadway hit CRIMES OF THE HEART was no happy flash in the pan. There is real gold in that there typewriter." —NY Post. "Along the way we sample Beth Henley's wondrous gift for creating sweet comedy out of Southern eccentricities as well as her ability to reveal the sad loneliness beneath the spunk." —NY Times. "…stamped with the trademark of this fine and vital writer." —Hollywood Reporter.

Terry Fox Secondary's "Spelling Bee" takes home four awards at 2011 BC Provincial Drama Festival

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Terry Fox Secondary's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" for taking home the OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE award at the 2011 BC Provincial Drama Festival. Also a big congratulations to Riley Langford for winning TOP MALE PERFORMER and Sarah Smith for winning TOP FEMALE PERFORMER at the provincial festival. Also, congratulations to Justin Lapena for winning the award for MUSICAL VIRTUOSITY.

What an amazing performance by all! 

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"THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE" MetFest 2010

Terry Fox Secondary’s winning performance of  “Spelling Bee” at Metfest 2010.

This performance was filmed at Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody on December 1st 2010. “Spelling Bee” Will be representing SD43 at the 2011 BC Drama Festival. 

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning script has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

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"Of Mice and Men" MetFest 2009

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the "fat of the land," have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about with whom the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates. His promise to allow Lennie to "tend to the rabbits" on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss' promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it's obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can't run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

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