the spring of 1984 Larry Warwaruk, principal of the Beechy
School, called a meeting to discuss organizing a Community
Theatre. Due to the encouraging response, Snakebite Players
were formed. It was decided at the first meeting to mount
a production of “Paper Wheat”in the fall
of that year. This was the first of many successful productions.
mandate of Snakebite Players has been to produce plays
written by Canadians and especially western Canadian
need to give special mention to Larry Warwaruk who, along
with being responsible for the formation of Snakebite
Players in the first place, also directed several of
our productions; and Glenda MacFarlane, whose background
in theatre was a great asset.
1989, we performed “the Shipbuilder” at the
Provincial Drama Festival in Moose Jaw. Our production
won best director, best actress, best actor, winning
entry, best visual presentation, technical merit and
an award based on excellence.
the fall of 1997 we started work on a collective production
which was eventually entitled “Railroaded”.
This chronicled the history of a small prairie town,
focusing on three separate eras - the struggles of early
settlement, the boom years of the 50’s and 60’s,
and the uncertainties of today.
We did several performances of Railroaded in 1998, including
a performance for the Allied Arts Council in Swift Current.
In 1999 we were asked to perform “Railroaded” for
the SARM convention in Saskatoon.
the years we have included people from the communities
of Lucky Lake, Demaine, Kyle, Elrose, Dinsmore, as well
as Beechy. A unique aspect of Snakebite Players is the
fact that we not only perform in Beechy, but take our
productions to many neighboring communities.
hope to continue to delight audiences for many years
for the Parade
Swapper and The Valedictorian ( Two
Black Bonspiel of Wullie McCrimmon
Prince of Melville
the Moon, Kiss the Sun