Group Photo of Ralph (Jesse Alvarez), Cecilia (Muleba Chailunga) & Leader Larry(Janavi Chawla)

2022 Burnaby Summer Theatre presents:

Polar Opposites

Join us as we head off to Camp Winding Woods, a place where talking polar bears wander the forests and making friends is the most important thing. For Ralph (Jesse Alvarez), it is the hardest. When he meets Cecelia (Muleba Chailunga), they are entirely different and do not get along. It is through their adventures at camp and meeting the mythical talking polar bear, that they learn to embrace their differences and find their way back to camp.

The Troupe



Stage Manager


Katie Gartlan-Close

Mafer Douglas

Emily Willcox

Janavi Chawla, Jesse Alvarez, Muleba Chailunga

Touring Schedule


July 8, 11:00am

July 9, 4:00pm

July 10, 11:00am

July 15, 11:00am

July 19, 10:00am

July 21, 1:15pm

July 27, 10:00am

The Amazing Brentwood – Brentwood Plaza

Queen’s Park Bandshell – Millennium Trail

Nikkei Garden Farmers Market – BAC Booth

The Amazing Brentwood – Brentwood Plaza

Confederation Park

Willingdon Heights Park

Confederation Park


August 2, 10:30am

August 3, 2:20pm

August 14, 11:00am

August 17, 3:00pm

August 28, 2:00pm

Coquitlam Library – Poirier Branch

Coquitlam Library – City Centre Branch

Nikkei Garden Farmers Market – BAC Booth

Confederation Park

Queen’s Park Bandshell – Millennium Trail

About the Summer Theatre


The Burnaby Summer Theatre is primarily a professional development program for the local performing arts community. Emerging performing artists will assume a summer internship where they will produce an original work while developing the skills required to succeed as a performer, director and administrator in the industry. Participants will learn what it takes to create an original work: from the conceptualization and direction, to marketing, budget management, and much more. It is a hands-on experience from concept to a final production that will be enjoyed by the community.

If you are an organization looking to book performances for the summer, please contact us at!

Book a performance this summer!

Add some theatre to your summer youth programs! The Burnaby Summer Theatre troupe is still taking performance bookings between July – August 2022. Watch the trailer below to get a peek at what you can expect for a performance!

Contact us for bookings at

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program in partnership with the Burnaby Arts Council.

Canada Summer Jobs

Each summer in concert with Canada Summer Jobs employs four to six students from SFU who write, direct and produce a play geared towards children.  The play provides a chance to engage with live theatre for Burnaby families as well as Children’s Hospital, Ronald MacDonald House, and Canuck Place.