Terry O'Reilly on Marketing Lessons from Under The Influence

Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest

Decades spent steering an award-winning advertising company, and another decade exploring the art and science of promotion on CBC Radio: Terry O’Reilly knows a thing or two about marketing. In This I Know, he shares some of this hard-won knowledge with sharp insights and energizing anecdotes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street)

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4/5/2017 7:30 PM
Generation Post Script
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Nebula Company Theatre Presents...

Generation Post Script by Mily Mumford

It is two generations into the future. What is left of humanity survives in space stations in orbit around our planet. Interstellar travel is not yet possible and Earth is uninhabitable. A misfit group of college students of the "post script" generation—the first to be born in space—bond over their shared anxieties and a desire to reconcile what happened to the rest of their species.

Preview on Tuesday, April 11

Warnings: Coarse Language, Haze/Smoke, Mature Content, 14+





4/11/2017 To 4/16/2017
REDPATCH
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Hardline Productions Presents...

REDPATCH by Raes Calvert & Sean Harris Oliver

Premiering on the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, REDPATCH is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis man from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight in the First World War. Set in Canada and the battlefields of France, REDPATCH follows his experiences as he endures the horrors of war, his interactions with fellow platoon members, his battles with enemy forces, and the struggles with himself. This collision of cultures and worlds culminates April 7th, 1917, on the fields of Vimy.

 

REDPATCH is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of Vancouver.



Warnings: Ages 10+, Simulated Violence
4/12/2017 To 4/16/2017
Funny Music Weirdo
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Chase Padgett, creator and star of 6 Guitars and Nashville Hurricane, swings for the fences with an hour of comedy showcasing music, characters, stories, and his own personal take on why Crossfit is cruel and unusual punishment.
4/20/2017 To 4/22/2017
The Fringe Cabaret After Dark

It’s thrilling, it’s risqué, it’s maybe just a little bit spooky - like Edgar Allan Poe juggling knives in leather pants and a raven feather boa - it’s The Fringe Cabaret: After Dark!  As the lights go out and the clock winds toward the witching hour audiences should prepare for acts ranging from ludicrous to spine tingling, from tantalizing to potentially baroque, and from the mildly funny to the utterly droll.  Join our cast as we chase midnight in a pageant celebrating the wicked, mischievous, racier side of the fringe that only comes out… after dark.

**None of the proceeds will be going to the Chase Padgett Foundation for overly gifted guitar players**

4/22/2017 10:00 PM
Mary Walsh in conversation with Lisa Christiansen

Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest

Best known for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, comedian and actor Mary Walsh has brought timeless characters to Canadians for decades. In her anticipated debut novel, she continues this career-long trend. Crying for the Moon has already been heralded as a Canadian classic, telling the story of a young woman growing up in St. John’s, N.L., who visits Expo 67 in Montreal for an unexpected, life-changing adventure. Join us for an interview with CBC’s Lisa Christiansen and a reading from this accomplished dynamo of Canadian culture.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30pm
Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road)

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5/4/2017 7:30 PM
Cory Doctorow in Conversation

Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest

In today’s precarious world, what’s not to love about “a utopian disaster novel”, especially one from Boing Boing contributor, bestselling author and tech expert, Cory Doctorow. The visionary journalist and writer visits Vancouver to discuss some of the city’s most promising tech ventures, what he believes will be technological advancements in the near future, and how we may be able to walk away from oppressive authority systems, as envisioned in his upcoming novel Walkaway.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (149 W. Hastings)

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5/17/2017 7:30 PM
The Hunger Room

Presented by Staircase Theatre

The Hunger Room is a dark thriller that explores loneliness, disconnection and violence. A crisis takes over a suburban high school when a mysterious stalker begins delivering notes written in blood to targeted female students. Soon enough, everybody's a suspect, including the teachers. But what's really happening underneath the suspicion? And what is "the hunger room" that the notes keep mentioning? As the situation escalates, students and faculty alike become more desperate to expose each other's darkest secrets - and to protect their own.

Contains coarse language

Pay What You Can Preview on May 24

5/24/2017 To 6/10/2017
The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada
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Originally created in 2001 by
Monster Theatre,The Canada Show toured almost non-stop for the next ten years. 2017, Canada’s 150th Anniversary, will bring The Canada Show out of retirement! Featuring brand new updated material, re-cast with one First Nations actor, one female actor and one Francophone actor, this new version promises  inclusivity and diversity to go along  with its irreverence and hilarity. Three comedic historians try to jam 15,000 years of Canadian history into just one hour! Featuring Justin Beaver, the comedy team of Cabot and Costello, Jacques Cartier Puppets and every Canadian Prime Minister in one minute, this show takes you from the Bering Straight to Justin Trudeau in 60 laugh-packed minutes!

Please note this event has been changed to run from May 31-June 2 at the Revue Stage.
5/31/2017 To 6/2/2017
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