LAW OF THE LAND
by PETER ANDERSON
with music by JOHN MILLARD
A fast-paced musical farce about energy projects, set in a fictional BC town – a place where coyotes morph into men, cowboys fall in love with environmentalists, crows wax philosophical, and the animals put man on trial. First produced in 1982, Law of the Land is a Caravan Classic, featuring the company’s trademark blend of mask, music, physical comedy, and political satire.
Here in beautiful Black Creek, BC, the Grand Opening of the Black Creek Coal Fired Thermal Generating Power Plant is one day away. The Energy Minister and a delegation from Russia, China and the USA have descended to tour the plant (and do a little hunting on the side). But some folks are not happy about it: Clara’s ranch sits right next door, and she isn’t moving, even though her ranch hands have long since gone to work for the new plant. Hattie the scientist is worried about fluorine levels but no one is listening. Brenda the police officer is busy unravelling a terrorist plot, while Beaver, Cougar, and Deer are having nervous breakdowns. It’s a recipe for a referendum! Add two luckless ranch hands, the Lone Ranger, and a wily old Coyote with a plan…. and you get an Energy Crisis of epic proportions.
July 24 – August 26, 2018
Shows Nightly (No show Mondays)
RAIN or SHINE!
THEATRE WITH HEART AND SOUL
For a summer experience you’ll look forward to every year, take in this outdoor musical theatre experience that will always leave your heart warm and a smile on your face.
– TripAdvisor review from Canadianmum1971, Kelowna
Brought to you by an artistic team assembled from across the country and beyond!
Crow Maria Alexis (Vernon)
Sonny Raymond Alexis (Vernon)
Bomber Colin Heath (Montreal)
Clara Randi Helmers (Toronto)
USA/Deer Elinor Holt (Calgary)
Will Aren Okemaysim (Regina)
Brenda Dawn Petten (Vancouver)
Hattie Baraka Rahmani (Vancouver)
China/Beaver Karin Randoja (Toronto)
Russia/Cougar Jimmy Tait (Vancouver)
On Tuba Jay Burr (Toronto)
On Accordion Matti Pulkki (Finland)
On Fiddle Ajineen Sagal (Toronto)
On Trombone & Bass Ukelele Sheldon Valleau (Calgary)
Director Estelle Shook (Armstrong)
Musical Director John Millard (Toronto)
Set Design Molly March (Vernon)
Masks and Costume Design Catherine Hahn (Victoria)
Lighting Design Jill White (Vancouver)
Stage Management Jan Hodgson (Vancouver)
Technical Direction Cameron Shook (Armstrong)
Head Carpenter Monica Arthurs (Victoria)
Our theatre is an EVENT! Bring your tailgate picnics or sidle up to our concession for great Okanagan food, beer and wines.
Come on out to the farm and see what all the fuss is about!
4886 Salmon River Road
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4
(approximate driving times)
Downtown Armstrong 15 minutes
Downtown Vernon 35 minutes
Downtown Salmon Arm 40 minutes
Kelowna Airport 1 hour 15 minutes
Kamloops City Centre 1 hour 30 minutes
- The show lasts approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.
- It cools off at night so be sure to bring warm clothes.
- We have a licensed concession with beer, wine, coffee and snacks. Bring cash!
- We have heated, wheelchair accessible washrooms.
- Mobility parking is located at the end of the parking lot closest to the box office booth and is marked with blue signs.
- Caravan Farm Theatre is located in the countryside North-West of Armstrong. Please factor this into your driving time. If you have not visited before, we recommend that you print out a map (please see Google map) and have it with you when you drive.
- Shows will not be held for latecomers.
RAIN OR SHINE
All Caravan Farm Theatre performances are held outdoors. In the event of rain the show will be relocated to our dry and covered Rain Venue, ensuring that you see the full show in comfort.
Law of the Land is a sharp-witted comedy for all ages.
There is a ticket price for everyone’s pocket, from Early Bird Specials, Pay What You Can Tuesdays, and accessible Youth prices,
so you can bring the whole family!
JULY 24 & 25
Youth (18 and Under) – $10
Seniors (55+) – $18
Adults – $20
EARLY BIRD PERFORMANCES
JULY 27, 28, 29 & AUGUST 1, 2 & 3
30% Discount – BOOK BY JULY 3 – Limited Seating Available
Youth (18 and Under) – $10.50
Seniors (55+) – $23.25
Adults – $24.50
Youth (18 and Under) – $15
Seniors (55+) – $33
Adults – $35
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
JULY 31, AUGUST 7, 14 & 21
No reservations, and it’s first-come, first-served.