Mary Renvall (right) plays Marion Harris and Ashley Sutton is Diana Marsden in the Langley Players’ production of Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover, which runs until May 19 at the Langley Playhouse. On Sunday, May 20, the Players will perform the drama once more as part of the Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone competition being hosted at the Langley Playhouse until May 26.

Mary Renvall (right) plays Marion Harris and Ashley Sutton is Diana Marsden in the Langley Players’ production of Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover, which runs until May 19 at the Langley Playhouse. On Sunday, May 20, the Players will perform the drama once more as part of the Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone competition being hosted at the Langley Playhouse until May 26.

Get in the zone

Langley Players play host to Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone competition, May 20-26

The little playhouse in Brookswood will be bustling with activity next week as the Langley Players get set to host the annual Theatre B.C. Fraser Valley Zone Festival, from May 20 to 26.

The festival kicks off on Sunday evening with an opening reception, followed by a performance of Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover, from reigning Theatre B.C. champions the Langley Players.

Also competing this year will be Surrey Little Theatre, with a performance of Mending Fences by Norm Foster on May 21 and Next to Normal by Theatrix, a youth theatre ensemble from Coquitlam, on May 22. The following night’s performance,  will be Mauritius by Stage 43, also from Coquitlam. Finally, Maple Ridge’s Emerald Pig Society will present A Particular Class of Women on Friday, May 25. Plays begin at 8 p.m. each day.

The festival will wrap up with an awards gala on Saturday, May 26, at High Point Equestrian Centre, where the winning production will be selected to represent the Valley zone at Theatre B.C.’s Mainstage competition, beginning on June 30.

Each performance will be reviewed during a ‘Coffee Critique’ the following day at 5:30 p.m. The critique for A Particular Class of Women will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets range in price from $15 to $70. They can be purchased online by visiting the Langley Players website at langleyplayers.com and clicking on the festival link.