Much like wine, classic radio shows have a smooth and timeless allure. Join us at Trius Winery as we blend the classics in our new Trius Radio Noir Series.
You’ll begin your evening by sipping on a glass of our favourite “Noir” wines and snacks from Chef Frank Dodd as you settle into your seat and become a member of a live audience. The production ensemble (Shaw Festival alumni and friends) takes you back to the golden age of radio, performing stories of mystery, romance, and suspense, complete with live sound effects and music.
Some of the scariest and most memorable productions in history were created in classic radio thanks to sound effects and the power of suggestion. Now you too can experience “theatre of the mind” and enjoy its magic.
During the performance there will be a small intermission with wine and snacks available for purchase from our premium concession stand.
Please note: Show at 8pm, doors open 7:15pm
Dates & shows include:
Friday, February 10, 2017: Brief Encounter
Based on the 1936 play Still Life by Noel Coward.
This award-winning romantic drama tells the story of an encounter between a man and a woman in a train station, just outside of London. The woman, Laura, is a very British, suburban, married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly challenging. This is a story of love, loyalty and the complications of life, and was one of the most popular films, and radio plays, of its day.
Friday, March 10, 2017: Adventures of the Thin Man: The Case of the Goofy Groom
Background: Nick and Nora Charles were the original detective couple in America, made famous by their portrayal by Dick Powell and Myrna Loy, and created by writer Dashiell Hammett.
Hammett's retired private eye, Nick Charles, is always ready for a challenge, alongside his rich and beautiful (and nowhere near as ditzy as you'd think) wife, Nora. They proved to be just what people wanted back in the1940s. They established a formula that film, television, and fiction writers are still trying to duplicate today, filled with dry wit, some whispers of sex and drinking, and a plausible mystery. Original Broadcast Date: March 10, 1946
Space is limited, so please reserve early.
$40 per person per show. Ticket includes one glass of wine, one package of snacks, and entrance to the live event. Ages 13 + are welcome to attend.
Or did you want the ultimate dinner & Show Package? Treat yourself to dinner in our iconic Trius Red Cellar before the show. You’ll start the evening with a glass of Trius Brut and enjoy a 3-course tasting menu by Chef Frank Dodd with wine pairings. After dinner you’ll be ushered into the Radio Noir production with reserved seats at the front of the house. $130, plus taxes and gratuities (includes $40 event ticket). Dinner begins promtly at 6 pm, Show will start at 8 pm. BOOK NOW.