Theatre Kelowna Society is truly stepping outside of its comfort zone with its upcoming production of The Fighting Season. This riveting play details the experiences of three Canadian medical personnel in the Kandahar Air Field during the Afghan War. Stephen Jefferys directs the three-person cast of Graham Daley, who plays field medic Kristy; Anita Reimer, who plays ICU nurse Karine; and Don Plant, who plays orthopaedic surgeon Terry. The story weaves each character’s memories and present emotions together to bring a brutal, beautiful, and timely story to life.
Written by local playwright Sean Harris Oliver, The Fighting Season is based on Oliver’s interpretation of the real-life experience of his father, Dr. Jack Oliver. Dr. Oliver volunteered for the Canadian Armed Forces as a surgeon for four weeks at the Kandahar Air Field in 2008 and recently described his experience to the cast of The Fighting Season as “unique”, going on to explain that “this whole [play] is a conceivable scenario—it didn’t happen, but it’s conceivable”.
The Fighting Season runs May 16-19 at the Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Winfield, BC. Shows start at 7:30pm, and tickets are $25 each. The Fighting Season is Theatre Kelowna Society’s entry into this year’s Ozone Festival.
Tickets can be purchased through https://www.kelownatickets.com/events/event/CreeksideFighting/
Theatre Kelowna Society is a non-profit organization, and is the oldest theatre company in the Okanagan, having been active for 63 years.
For more information, call 250-766-9309