News from Kamloops

October 1, 2015

KMA Celebrates 40 Years of Western Canada Theatre

The Western Canada Theatre Company (WCT) is turning 40 and Kamloops Museum and Archives wants to help celebrate. Front and Centre; Western Canada Theatre at 40 is a showcase of costumes, props, videos, interactives and interviews, along with an evolving selection of digitized materials from the fascinating collection of WCT’s records including screenplays, correspondences and promotions.

Front and Centre, which opens October 16th, 2015 and runs until March 26th, 2016, derives from a place of relative honour within a theatre: the first row of auditorium seating at centre stage - the best seats in the house. Founded in 1975, the Company has rightfully claimed a place at the front and centre of cultural life both within and beyond our region. This exhibition puts their storied past in the spotlight.

As the WCT enters its fifth decade of producing national-calibre live theatre right here in Kamloops, the KMA invites residents to the opening reception of Front and Centre; Western Canada Theatre at 40 on Friday, October 16th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Media tours will be offered October 14th and 15th, 2015. Contact Julia Cyr at 250-828-3577 for details.

About the KMA:
The KMA holds a mirror to Kamloops. Established in 1937, the Museum acquires, preserves, and makes available the documentary heritage of the City. With an exhaustive collection of over 20,000 artefacts and one of the Interior’s oldest and largest Archives, its holdings are the spark and the evidence of our shared history. The KMA preserves the past to make sense of the present and move imaginatively into the future.

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Media Contacts:
Matt Macintosh, Curator
Kamloops Museum & Archives
mmacintosh@kamloops.ca
250-828-3571

Julia Cyr, Supervisor
Kamloops Museum & Archives
jcyr@kamloops.ca
250-828-3577

 



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