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Gallery 7 Theatre is looking forward to holding open auditions for its next production of their 2018/2019 “Back to Classics” Theatre Season, Beau Jest, a comedy about family by James Sherman. The audition will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s rehearsal hall located at #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford.

The audition is open to all performers ages 18 -75. Those interested in working behind the scenes as assistant stage managers, running crew, or tech operators, are also invited to attend the audition.

Beau Jest is a classic comedy because it explores all the traditional struggles we experience with growing up, relating to our parents and/or children, and trying to please the ones who matter the most to us,” explains Gallery 7 Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “I think performers are in for a fun-filled, action-packed adventure rehearsing and performing this show!”

The story of Beau Jest goes like this: All Sarah’s parents want is for her to marry a nice Jewish boy. But Sarah has been dating anyone but! To get her parents off her back, Sarah hires an actor to play her imaginary Jewish doctor boyfriend at a family dinner. Hilarity ensues as Sarah attempts to keep the charade going as long as she possibly can! A play about family, this delightful comedy will chase away those mid-winter blues.

Directing Beau Jest is Jessica Garden, who directed last season’s hit production of The Miracle Worker. Garden studied theatre and literature at Trinity Western University and served as managing producer for Dark Glass Theatre for a number of years. She served as assistant director on productions of DisPlace: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words and Ruined by Lynn Nottage and directed the world premiere of Throne for the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Beau Jest will run January 25 – February 9, 2019 at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition and rehearsals will get underway starting November 19th, 2018. For more information, or to register for an audition, please visit or call 604-504-5940.


Gallery 7 Theatre exists to produce entertaining and thought-provoking theatre that explores the spiritual, relational and social aspects of the human experience with a vision towards hope, reconciliation and redemption.  Founded in 1991, Gallery 7’s season features main-stage productions, as well as guest performances and workshops. To date, they have produced over 90 productions ranging from sketch revues, touring productions and full-length plays.

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