Langley Players’ Lost in Yonkers will represent the Fraser Valley region at the Theatre B.C. contest in Kamloops after being named ‘best production’ at the zone festival.

Lost in Yonkers wins big at zone festival

Langley Players pick up six of 13 awards, will represent Valley in provincial competition

Langley Players Drama Club found success at the Fraser Valley Zone Festival last week for their spring production of Lost In Yonkers. 

Seven theatre companies from around the Lower Mainland competed in  the festival, which was held at the Evergreen Theatre in Coquitlam. 

Langley Players won six of the 13 awards handed out, including best production, and will be representing the Fraser Valley Zone at the Theatre BC Mainstage Festival in Kamloops this July.

“It’s a huge honour to represent Langley and the Fraser Valley at the provincial competition,” said Langley Players president, Angela Bell.

“I’m tremendously proud of the whole team for their spirit and moxie. Kamloops, here we come.” 

Langley Players received the following awards:

Best production – Dave Williams, producer;

Best director – Mary Renvall with assistant director, Raymond Hatton;

Best actress – Sue Sparlin;

Best supporting actress – Ashley Sutton;

Best costume design – Bunny Patterson;

Best set design – Mary Renvall. 

“It is the thrill of a lifetime to have our production honoured in all these categories,” said Renvall. 

Lost In Yonkers producer, is now immersed in all the details of taking the show — cast, crew and set — to the Mainstage competition in Kamloops.

Following every production at the week-long Zone Festival, the ajudicator Andrew McIlroy — well respected in theatre and film circles — gave a public critique of the play. 

This ensures the festival is a learning opportunity for actors, crew and patrons alike.