Courtenay Little Theatre is hosting the 2017 North Island Zone (NIZ) Theatre Festival May 14th to 20th at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay. Theatre clubs from Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Campbell River, Quadra Island and the Comox Valley are bringing seven different Canadian plays to Festival, which will be adjudicated by veteran stage and screen actor and director, Andrew McIlroy of Vancouver. Andrew will give a 15 min. public adjudication following each performance. The Best Production from NIZ Festival will compete at Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival in Vernon in July. All tickets Festival seating (no assigned seats). Tickets: www.sidwilliamstheatre.com $18 individual, $48 for 3 shows, $98 for all 7 shows.