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As an artist-run space, the Varscona is home to eight theatre companies, which employ some of the best stage professionals in Canada. From twisted comedies thick with wit, to riveting...

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Guys in Disguise presents...With Bells On at the Varscona Theatre from December 18-21. All evening shows are at 7:30pm, and the Saturday matinee is at 2:00pm

He is a mild-mannered accountant with persistent bad luck who heads out for his first night of adventure after a nasty divorce. He holds the door for “She”, a 7-foot Glamazon who lives down the hall, who has “decked the halls” by creating the Ultimate Christmas Queen Pageant Outfit. They begin what should be an uneventful ride down to the main floor lobby.

But then the elevator gets stuck, and the unlikely duo is forced to work together to escape. The stakes are as high as her sparkly head-dress – “She” needs to be onstage by midnight, or relinquish her claim to the crown.

This holiday treat features the talents of James Hamilton as the quiet accountant, and Jake Tkaczyk as the mysterious Amazonian glamourpuss, as well as the debut of a brand new Christmas Queen costume by Trevor Schmidt!

With Bells On shows that the best gifts sometimes arrive in the most unlikely of packages.

Tickets are $30, plus applicable fees.

Written & Directed by Darrin Hagen
Starring James Hamilton (He) and Jake Tkaczyk (“She”)
Set Design by Paul Bezaire
Lighting by Scott Peters
Costume Design by Trevor Schmidt
Makeup Design by Neon
Sound Design & Choreography by Darrin Hagen
Produced by Guys In Disguise

“Truly one of the funniest plays I have seen in a long time.” – Joanna Brady, KonkLife, Key West

“For anyone wanting to be uplifted during the season to be merry, With Bells On does it with a wink and a smile.” Hays Blinkmann, Key West Weekly

“With Bells On is an hour of hold-onto-your-stomach hilarity.” – Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun

“Fun, funny and fabulous!” – CBC Edmonton

“Witty, poignant, and unending fun…” – Vue Weekly

“This is a Christmas comedy with balls.” – Gig City

“With Bells On is frivolous entertainment at its finest.” - Louis S. Hobson, Calgary Sun

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