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THE HORLA

an Inner Sanctum mystery

While touring South America playing concerts on the piano, Martin begins to feel a ghastly presence. Plagued by nightmarish whispers and unable to play the piano anymore, he takes steps to rid himself of the vampire-like entity. Will he survive or will he forever be a servant to

The Horla?

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The Horla

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custom artwork by Lindsay Peltz of Dinosaur and Pony Studio

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CAST

(in order of appearance)

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Chris Froese

MARTIN

Chris has been acting in the Okanagan for many years now and has had the privilege of working with several theatre and production companies. And he's excited to be able to say he has now worked with The Virago Collective! He wants to thank everyone involved, and hopes you enjoy listening to this show as much as he enjoyed lending his voice to it.

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Chantal Ethier

HELEN

One of Chantal’s favourite memories is listening to old radio shows while on vacation at a cottage with her family. So, she was thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of The Horla with The Virago Collective. Thanks to to the fabulous cast and to Angela Lavender for her great direction and support. And thanks of course to Elana, Angela, and Tamara for making it possible. In these difficult times, it was a salve for the soul to be able to perform again. Hope you enjoy the show!

Hollis Oorebeek

THE HORLA

Hollis has had an incredible amount of fun sitting under a blanket and making spooky voices at a computer for this project. She has been excited to be involved since she first heard about it, and working with the great cast has been exhilarating. Hollis’ previous work has been largely in live theatre, including Failure: A Love Story and The Count of Monte Cristo with Night Owl Theatre, and Late Company with Theatre Kelowna Society alongside the talented Chris Froese. This foray into voice acting has been fascinating and exciting for her! She hopes you enjoy this auditory journey back to classic spooky radio storytelling.

Ali Balloun

VOICE

Ali is a Salmon Arm local and has been frequently involved with the Shuswap Theatre as a stage performer. She recently became a member of Shuswap Theatre's Artistic Committee, and will be directing her production this Halloween. She is always looking for new ways to be involved in theatre and has wanted to get into voice acting for quite some time. She jumped at the opportunity and was ecstatic to be involved in any way she could.

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Graham Vink

Pianist

Graham Vink was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C., where he began playing the piano at the age of 3. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from the Universities of Calgary and Toronto, where he frequently performed as a soloist and collaborator. Summer studies with The Mountain View International Festival provided further opportunities to work with singers and professional chamber musicians.

 

Graham is usually a busy performer with soloists, choirs, and chamber groups alike; he can be heard performing locally and regionally with Upstage Kelowna, M.A.S.K, the OSO, Opera Kelowna, Paul Moore, New Vintage Theatre, and now the Virago Collective, to name a few. He keeps a busy private studio of students, and looks forward to being in front of live audiences again soon.

custom artwork by Lindsay Peltz of Dinosaur and Pony Studio

ANNOUNCERS

Peter Church

HOST

As a long-time fan of classic radio drama, Peter is excited to be joining The Virago Collective for the resurrection of these wonderful radio thriller-dillers.

 

As a playwright, his works include a full-length radio adaptation of Theodore Sturgeon’s The Other Celia, an original serial parody called I Smell a Mystery!, and audio adaptations of new Canadian stories like Black Ice and Hockey, The Ghosts of Mariposa, and The Wooden Angel. His full-length stage adaptations of Frankenstein, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, premiered in Vancouver at Pacific Theatre, and have since been produced in Chicago, Detroit and the Yukon.

 

As an actor, he has performed Romeo and Juliet more than a thousand times with Toronto's Classical Theatre Project, and is excited to be performing the role of Salieri in Kelowna Actors Studio's upcoming production of Amadeus. He is co-creator of the Welcome to Mutant County podcast, and moved to Kelowna last year where he lives with his wife, Kimberley, and a bunny named Lord Montague.

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DeAnna MacArthur

MARY

DeAnna is so excited to be involved in her first project, and hopefully not her last, with the incredible folks at The Virago Collective. DeAnna loves to be involved in all aspects of theatre from performance, to production, to promotion and organizing. She is the founder of ArtStream Okanagan and volunteers with many organizations. Catch her next in 2021 in Amadeus (Kelowna Actors Studio) or Cabaret (New Vintage Theatre).

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Emily MacArthur

MAISIE

Emily grew up in Vernon, and has a BFA in theatre from the University of Victoria. After living in Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and (very briefly) Copenhagen, Emily returned to the Okanagan to practice law. In her spare time, she loves getting involved in the local musical and theatrical communities as much as possible. Most recently, her past roles include Rita in White Christmas, Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, Cha in Three Little Pigs, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Smee/Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, all with the Kelowna Actors Studio. This is Emily's first outing with the Virago Collective, and she is excited to be working with so many talented artists!

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Lyndsey Wong

MADELINE

This marks Lyndsey's first project with The Virago Collective (finally!), as well as her debut "radio" performance. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lyndsey grew up studying Violin, Voice, Piano and Polynesian Dance, and is an alumnus of the University of Alberta (B.Sc. Biological Sciences (Minor: Classical Voice), Doctor of Medicine). After a long hiatus, she returned to the stage in 2013, before taking yet another break to study Computer Science. Past credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Music Director), Rock of Ages (Vocal Coach, Dance Captain) - New Vintage Theatre, Chicago (Velma Kelly), Rocky Horror Show (Columbia/Usherette), Addams Family Musical (Morticia), Les Miserables (Madame Thenardier) - Kelowna Actors Studio. You can see her back on stage in June 2021, as Sally Bowles in Cabaret with New Vintage Theatre.

DIRECTED & EDITED BY:
Angela Lavender

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