Where can you watch well-known, talented Winnipeggers read short pieces of writing from established and emerging Canadian writers that have not yet been published, while enjoying a glass of wine? If you’ve attended Wine & Words in the past, you’ll know that this is an event on Winnipeg’s cultural calendar that is not to be missed!
On May 1, Theatre by the River presents Wine & Words 2015 in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This fifth edition of the event is themed to the much anticipated Olympus Exhibition. Tickets are $30 and are available online, as well as the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s box-office.
Wine & Words is more than just a fundraiser, it’s a celebration of Canadian work that hasn’t been seen yet; a showcase for established and emerging talent, immersing the audience in a creative experience unlike any other.
This year Wine & Words features works by:
- Bob Armstrong
- Bruce Sarbit
- David Alexander Robertson
- Eileen Mary Holowka
- Frances Koncan
- Gail Sidonie Sobat
- George Toles
- Hannah Green
- Hannah Moscovitc
- Jordan Tannahill
- Kevan Kenneth Bowkett
- Laura Lamont
- Leigh-Anne Kehler
- Meira Cook
- Wren Hookey
Performers for the night are Mary Agnes Welch of the Winnipeg Free Press, local comedy star JD Renaud, the CBC’s Joff Schmidt, and professional actors like:
- Ian Ross
- Patricia Hunter
- Ray Hogg
- Montana Lehmann
- Solmund MacPherson
- Liz Whitbred
- Elena Anciro
- Erin McGrath
- Nan Fewchuk
- Ray Strachan and company members Kevin Anderson, Derek Leenhouts, and Mel Marginet
The event will be hosted by Ismaila Alfa of the CBC, and the program is directed by Kendra Jones.
This year marks Theatre by the River’s tenth anniversary. As an independent group dedicated to providing a theatre experience that is interesting, topical and accessible, Theatre by the River has cultivated its place as a leading producer of independent theatre in Winnipeg.
The company has been a member of Assiniboine Credit Union since they formed in November of 2005, as holders of a Community Builder account. Assiniboine Credit Union has been a valuable supporter of the company.
Without community leaders like Assiniboine, charitable organizations like Theatre by the River could not exist. Thank you to the management, staff and members of Assiniboine Credit Union for your ongoing support of Winnipeg’s culture community!
Purchase your tickets and find out more about Theatre by the River by visiting their website theatrebytheriver.com.
Submitted by Kevin Anderson, member of the Artistic Company of Theatre by the River