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
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.
Players have been a long time member of the
Association of Community Theatres (ACT).
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