After catching audiences off guard all year long, MadFox Theatre once again will offer an unpredictable evening to Kelowna audiences with Sea Wall / And Then There Was You from August 17th-19th, 2023.
(Left to Right) Pete MacLeod, Michelle Deighton, Christopher Weddell, Sophie Jederman, Casey Easton
With the Canadian stage premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things kicking off things in February and the shockingly hilarious Hand to God following in April, Kelowna has responded overwhelmingly towards MadFox Theatre’s first season in praise, attendance, and a nod from Best of Kelowna for Best Theatre Group in 2023.
“We feel fulfilled that we have delivered our promise of unpredictable and engaging theatre to Kelowna thus far”, says Founder and Artistic Director Pete MacLeod, “and we feel confident that once again audiences won’t know what’s coming with Sea Wall / And Then There Was You”.
To ensure suit is followed once again, the team has brought in the expertise and wisdom of Christopher Weddell to direct the production. Weddell, who was recently acknowledged for his contributions to Canadian theatre through an Honourary Doctorate from Thompson River University, directed the company’s inaugural production of Little One by Hannah Moscovitch back in 2019 and has been inspiring Kelowna’s acting community through workshops over the years.
Starring in Sea Wall by Simon Stephens will be Pete MacLeod (who previously directed this year’s Tiny Beautiful Things and Hand to God) playing a man trying to hold his head together as his good fortune slips out from beneath his feet. Alongside MacLeod, the team is ecstatic to once again have the talents of Michelle Deighton on stage for And Then There Was You by Canadian playwright Erin Shields. Deighton, who brought audiences to tears in her role of Sugar earlier this season, will be starring as a mother in an intimate reflection of motherhood.
A content advisory is in place for themes of loss and grief.
Sea Wall / And Then There Was You runs from August 17th-19th for three performances only at the French Cultural Centre (702 Bernard Avenue). Limited seating is available and tickets can be purchased here. MadFox Theatre’s 2023 season has been sponsored by local realtor Crissy Zach and software company Ticket Owl.