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KPU Retirees in Community

KPU Retirees are often very active in their local communities. This page lists some of the upcoming events where you can find them.


Naked Stage Readers Theatre
2019 -2020 Season
Artistic Director: Colleen McGoff Dean, KPU Retiree

Readers Theatre is often described as "theatre of the mind". The stage is "naked" - no sets, props or costumes - but not the actors. The actors embody the characters and perform so that the action of the play is created in the viewer's imagination. An engaging performance medium.

THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW by Joe Simonelli (Nov. 1, 2, 3) When two sisters relocate from Manhattan to an old farm house in upstate New York, they experience strange occurrences that indicate they are not be alone in the house. They call on the services of a psychic to try to quell the restless spirits. Based on the legend of the blue boy.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Based on the work of Charles Dickens (Dec. 6, 7, 8) Tight-fisted Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

YOU WILL REMEMBER ME by Francois Archambault (Feb. 28, 29, March 1) An intergenerational story about the impact of memory loss. Edouard, a university professor and prominent public figure, must confront his dementia in conjunction with his fractured family. Subtle, moving and funny, You will Remember Me shows the importance of reviewing the past and collective memory as an essential part of the human condition.

MURDER BY DEFAULT by Bettine Manktelow (April 24, 25, 26) In a tranquil complex for retired Thespians, one of the residents senses a mystery about her neighbour’s sudden death. She confides in her friend, who is unconvinced that anything is amiss, and then he disappears. An intriguing visitor appears on the scene, and together they begin to unravel a dark secret about the retirement complex.

THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten (June 5, 6, 7) Six Southern Belles decide to turn an abandoned church into a day spa called Spa-DeeDah. This delightful comedy explores how they meet and conquer obstacles with friendship and humour.

All performances are at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave, Surrey. Tickets are $18, or $15 for groups of 6 or more. Season tickets are $60 for all 5 shows, and are
available until November 3. For more information, see our website: or purchase tickets at

Let us know if you have an event in the community that you would like people to know about.