OUR HISTORY

The A-Spire Players have been presenting productions for more than 20 years in the historic Gimli Unitarian Church.

The Players were founded in 1992 by actor-writer-director Brian Richardson to bring live theatre to the beach communities on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.  Originally known as the Gimli Theatre Association, the group later changed its name to the A-Spire Players to reflect the picturesque architecture of the century-old church and its steeple.

Over the years, the Players have entertained audiences with varied fare ranging ranging from classic plays by Oscar Wilde and Moliere to modern comedies by Norm Foster, Neil Simon and Ken Ludwig. The works of local playwrights such as Mary Kaplan and Glynnis Morris have also been featured.  

In 2015, the group celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual summer theatre festival which presents both its own plays and those of other Manitoba community theatre groups over the summer weekends.

The Players have been a long time member of the Manitoba Association of Community Theatres (ACT).
The membership enables the group to perform regularly at the yearly ACT drama festival; to attend acting and theatre workshops; and to have group insurance covering actors in its productions.

 

Home of A-Spire Players     76 2nd Avenue, Gimli MB     (204) 642-8079      info@aspireplayers.ca