Alfred Hitchcock holding a fake goose head.

Photo Credit: Albert Watson

Calling All Hitchcock Fans!

We've got the perfect play for you

Support residential school survivors through the magic of live theatre

Spies. Murder. Love.

All the thrilling drama you could want is packed into this performance of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at the Gate House Theatre.

Did you miss it the first time it ran at Orcafest? Well you’re in luck. Because these super-talented NorthIsle women are here to give you an encore.

The play will run at 6 p.m. on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st at the Gate House Theatre. Admission is $10.

Director Sequoia Coe and actress Kat Hunt are both North Island Secondary School alumni. And the power of their friendship comes through in the performance.

Sequoia Coe and Kat Hunt smile for the camera over their sound effects equipment.
Sequoia Coe, Director (left) and Kat Hunt (right) with sound effects props on stage at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. Photo provided by Kat Hunt.

Written by Joe Landry and produced with special arrangement with Playscripts, this play features all the trademarks of the master of suspense.

It has been described as a mashup of Alfred Hitchcock’s films come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, as he used for his earlier films.

It’s a triple feature. The play comes complete with vintage commercials, recreations of a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects.

Actress Kat Hunt is Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw of ‘Na̱mg̱is Nation. Director Sequoia Coe is of European descent but she grew up on Haida Gwaii.

They see the Gate House as a “performing arts and cultural hub for our beloved North Island communities rich in history, diversity and Indigenous culture.”

And when they were talking about re-mounting the play, it seemed only natural that they’d donate the proceeds from the September 30th show to Alert Bay’s U’mista Cultural Society. The funds will be in support of the St. Michael’s residential school survivors.

A poster advertising Vintage Hitchcock.

Being part of this evening of live theatre will give you a great night out. But it will also help to support survivors of residential schools—a real-life horror no one should have ever seen.

Come out to support this local production, and wear orange!