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Runs from Thursday March 30 2023 to Sunday April 2 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


VIU-Malaspina Theatre
900 Fifth Street, Building 310
Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5

Event Notes


Following a sold out run at OV Arts Centre last spring, The Cult of Brother 12 - A Musical Dark Comedy returns to Nanaimo in an energized, revitalized new production.

The Cult of Brother 12 is a witty, irreverent, and very tuneful take on the story of the spiritual leader and con man who, in the 1920s, drew acolytes to Valdes Island from around the world. This time he’s pursued by intrepid local reporter Doris Abercrombie, who’s out to get the goods on the bruh and his equally cunning partner, Madame Zee.

If you missed this toe-tapping, laughter-filled, roller-coaster-ride of a show last year, when The Cult took Nanaimo by storm, you won’t want to miss it this time. And if you did catch it, just wait until you see what happens when we add a live band (the incredible Marty Steele Quintet), new cast members, and an all-singing, all-dancing chorus!

What audiences have to say: “Wonderfully entertaining . . . realized we hadn’t laughed so hard for a long time." “An extraordinary accomplishment.” “Full of unexpected laughs, intelligent dialogue and lyrics, and sprinkled with just the right amount of commentary on western definitions of success and gender divides.” “Join the cult!” “Hysterically accurate” Brother XII

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