Cult classic Twin Peaks hits the stage in Kelowna

New Vintage Theatre is bringing the popular '90s series Twin Peaks back as part of their live soap opera this Saturday at The Black Box.

  • Nov. 5, 2015 3:00 p.m.

New Vintage Theatre is bringing the popular ’90s series Twin Peaks back as part of their live improvised soap opera this Saturday at The Black Box.

The short lived series, directed by David Lynch, had way too many characters and a convoluted plot line that rivaled Lost, but what it lacked in continuity it aced in style and mood, enough so that it remains a cult classic today.

Twin Peaks is back in production for Showtime and slated for a 2017 release.  Originally on the line up for 2016, with Lynch himself set to direct, ugly creative differences with the notoriously strange filmmaker have Lynch off the project and the production is delayed leaving fans waiting.

So New Vintage Theatre decided to do their own take on the show as part of a popular improvised soap opera they run on a monthly basis.

“I guess I just couldn’t wait.  As director/writer for Kelowna’s own live and televised soap opera AS THE SUN BURNS I am always looking for kitschy inspiration.  The Twin Peaks theme is awesome for November-the show’s red, black and plaid color scheme and ’50s blues vibe was a perfect mix with the eccentric characters that populate both shows,” said Bonnie Gratz of the New Vintage Theatre.

On Twin Peaks you had a plethora of strange and unusual characters.  There was Dale Cooper, the FBI agent in love with the “damn fine coffee and cherry pie” served at the R and R Diner, a  strange Log Lady who would get advice from her log about the puzzling crimes happening in town.  There were not so best friends, a motorcycle James Dean tough and a hotel owner with a strange past, too.

In AS THE SUN BURNS they also have our own motley crew of cult characters, over 20 of them-a bordello/spa operator, a disgraced politician, a murderous beauty queen, hotel heiress and a bit part actor who pretends to be so much more. Instead of being set in Twin Peaks, Washington; “5 miles south of the Canadian border, 12 miles west of Idaho” the series is set in Kelowna.  The local show stars our own t.v. personalities, radio hosts and notable theatre actors in town of all ages.

New Vintage invites everyone to their own R and R Diner, complete with One Eyed Jack, blues music and Agent Dale Coopers’ favourite “damn fine cherry pie and coffee” will be served up for free with every ticket purchased. Audience members are encouraged to dress in red, black or white to truly get the Twin Peaks experience.

“Maybe some will even bring their own log to talk to or don an eye patch”, said Gratz.

Don’t wait until 2017 to get your Twin Peaks fix-step out of the fog and come out to this fun show this Saturday night.

AS THE SUN BURNS-The Twin Peaks Episode is on Sat. Nov. 7 at 7:30pm, The Black Box Theatre. Advance tickets, $20, available from www.selectyourtickets.com or at the door, $30 (cash only).  New Vintage Theatre Members get 2 for 1.

Just Posted

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Kelowna city councillor suggests bringing back photo radar

Gail Given says it could help generate traffic fine revenue for the city—and make roads safer

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

‘Game changer” research deal between three B.C. Interior universities

UBCO, TRU, UNBC say deal will help innovation, research, aid students and increase quality of life

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Michaels: Big Brother has become a big letdown

“You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide, but privacy should still have some appeal.”

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria

Police in Alberta say Vernon “Allan” Pickard has not been heard from since late November

Cineplex charges extra at some Star Wars screenings

Fans are getting a surprise twist at the box office with extra $1 charges for assigned seating

Most Read