UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 13 | Nov.
Freddie Wood Turns 50, Again
The Frederic Wood Theatres season of 50th Anniversary
activities kicks off Nov. 18 with the opening of Stages of
Success: Theatre at UBC Since 1916, an exhibit featuring over
half a centurys worth of memorabilia from the theatre
including old programs, photos and reviews. It will be on
display from Nov. 18 to Dec. 5 at UBCs Robson Square
campus, open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Ever wondered what it would be like to trod the boards for
a living, or work behind the scenes? In conjunction with the
exhibit, alumni now working in the theatre and film industries
will talk about life in the business in a series of free public
presentations. The seminar series begins Nov. 22 with a talk
given by two of the three lone gunmen from the
X-Files TV series. Tom Braidwood and Bruce Harwood will talk
about acting in TV and film.
Other alumni scheduled to talk include Morris Panych, John
MacLachlan Gray, Bill Millerd and Chan Centre architect Bing
Thom. All seminars begin at 7:30 p.m. at UBC Robson Square.
For more information and a complete seminar schedule visit
www.theatre.ubc.ca or call 604.822.0050.
Freddie Wood anniversary activities will culminate in a grand
homecoming party for alumni the afternoon of Dec. 7, followed
by a Fundraising Gala in the evening. Both events will be
held at the Frederic Wood Theatre on campus. The homecoming
runs from 1 - 6 p.m. and admission is free but let organizers
know if you plan to attend by e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 604.822.2678.
Tickets for the Fundraising Gala, being held to support the
Frederic Wood Foundation and student scholarships, are $125.
The event includes a variety show with well-known theatre
alumni Nicola Cavendish, Joy Coghill, Jane Mortifee, Richard
Ouzounian and others. To purchase tickets call 604.822.2678.