Secret City – out of the theatre and onto the street

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Out of the theatre and onto the streets, Western Canada Theatre's SECRET CITY is a unique audio adventure around downtown Kamloops. A podcast, a play, and a personal confession all rolled into one, this is part of WCT’s 4th Annual HIGH-WIRE FESTIVAL. SECRET CITY invites you to discover the secret, personal history of your city!

For SECRET CITY, each audience member will pick up an audio device and embark on a unique and personal experience, presented by podcasts that are connected to specific locations in the downtown core. Based on true, intriguing stories shared by Kamloops residents, the six 10-minute audio plays were created by six local theatre artists: Alicia Ashcroft, Andrew G. Cooper, Cayman Duncan, Devon More Music, Laura Michele Evans, and Matt Macintosh. Conceived and Curated by Heather Cant, Associate Artistic Director, WCT.

Heather says, “When I moved back to Kamloops, I realized how many memories I had that were connected to this place - and that other people must have them too. What is just another park bench to me may hold significant importance to someone else. Secret City attempts to unveil and share those deeper, personal memories, so we can all look on Kamloops through fresh eyes..”

Location: Beginning and ending at the Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne St., the show loops around downtown Kamloops. Although designed as a walking tour, the route is mobility aid accessible, with audio transcripts also available for the hard of hearing.

Times: Drop in to the Red Collar to pick up your audio device any time between 11am and 7pm, Sat, Oct 22 & between 1pm and 7pm, Sun., Oct. 23.

Departures every 15 minutes. Secret City is expected to take about 90 minutes.

Admission is by donation and reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made by contacting Heather Cant at 250-372-3216 ext 529 or heather@wctlive.ca.

Recommended ages: 14 and older. (Minors accompanied by a parent or guardian may be admitted to Red Collar.)

There will also be a special edition of WCT’s Playback Series at 7pm on October 23rd at Red Collar for audience members to come and meet the artists behind Secret City and share their experience.

Put on some headphones and see Kamloops as never before!


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