Western Edge Theatre presents Hosanna

The first production of Western Edge Theatre’s 2013 spring season is Michel Trembley’s Hosanna, the 1973 hit about the Montreal-living, Elizabeth Taylor-loving drag queen and the personal strife she faces after an eventful Halloween party. Blaine Nosworthy, who trained at the Vancouver Film School, plays Hosanna, and Rick Meyers, best known for his alter-ego Vikki Smudge, plays Hosanna’s biker boyfriend, Cuirette. The show is the Western Edge directorial debut for the organization’s artistic producer Eliza Gardiner.

Western Edge’s Hosanna runs Feb. 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd., and there will be a matinee on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students, and can be purchased at <www.westernedge.org>, by calling 250-668-0991 or 1-888-320-3343, or at Lucid Records and Clothing (35 Commercial St., Nanaimo).