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VIU’s Theatre Department Presents an Adaptation of Durrenmatt’s Play – The Visitor

February 22, 2022

WHAT: The Visitor – a play by VIU’s Theatre DepartmentWHEN: March 2-5 at 7:30 pmWHERE: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310)What would you do for a billion dollars? Can ridiculous amounts of money buy the scruples of an entire population? Join Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Theatre Department to explore these questions and more in the new adaptation of Friedrich... Read more


Dr. Jennifer Griffiths smiles while crossing her arms.

Colloquium Series Shines Light on the Importance of Arts and Humanities in Today’s World

September 21, 2021

Lectures return to the stage at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre this fall.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns this fall with an engaging lineup that explores women’s contributions within the avant-garde movement, gender roles and expectations of strong female characters and how the T. Eaton Company’s marketing strategies commodified youth culture.The... Read more


Zombies and Shakespeare Collide in VIU Theatre Department's Spring Play

March 3, 2020

Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead as its spring production, which opens March 5.To be, or not to be … a zombie?Zombies shuffle through the streets of medieval London as historical characters deal with their own human schemes and woes while trying to avoid becoming one of the undead during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Theatre Department’s... Read more


VIU Satyr Players Club Presents Six Shows During One-Act Play Festival

January 20, 2020

Student theatre club premieres never before seen plays during annual festival.The Satyr Players one-act play festival runs the gambit of emotions this year, offering satirical comedy, high-energy slapstick and some serious moments.“There is something for everyone in this year’s one acts. All the plays are very different,” says Ariel Pretty, President of VIU’s Satyr Players Theatre Club. “We... Read more