Sky Theatre Group presents...
Soldierland is about three soldiers who just survived a war but missed the last train home. Left behind in a desolate area near the front lines, they find themselves in a demolished train station. The show explores the negative consequences of war – through changes in societies, migration and the psychological effects of war on individuals and communities. Soldierland questions love and humanity in an era of war influenced by the power of mass media and authorities in the digital age.
Warning: Because of the sensitivity of the subject matter and the strong language used in the play, there is an age restriction for kids under the age of 14.
When & Where
After her recent American, Canadian, and European tour, one-eyed multiple award winner Stéphanie Morin-Robert returns to Vancouver to recount her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. Raw, hilarious, and literally eye-popping!
★★★★★ “Expert physical comedy and impeccable timing.” —CBC
★★★★★ “Stephanie Morin-Robert is an absolute delight ... and a daring performer.” —Vue Weekly
★★★★★ “Intoxicating crescendo of laughter.” —Theatre in London
★★★★★ ''Phenomenal and not to be missed!'' —Inside Ottawa
Caution: exposed eye sockets.
April 26-28, 2018
Publius Productions Inc presents...
Sabotaging his bright future, a principled but anachronistic man resists compromise in career, love, and choice of revolutionary movement, all the while knowingly provoking confrontation with a looming global dictatorship.
Cashless is set five years in the future, as paper money is about to be outlawed.
Mild Language, 14+
May 1 - 5, 2018
Photo by Duy Nguyen
ITSAZOO Productions presents...
WET is an award winning In-Yer-Face play set during the height of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan War. A soldier returns home from active duty abandoned by her county. She's broken. Her husband thinks he can fix her. She can no longer be a mother. He becomes her caregiver. She wants to disappear. He wants his wife back. Their basement suite becomes a prison. A former war comrade shows up to make things better. He doesn’t.
WET is a provocative examination of poverty, mental illness and the military industrial complex. Presented in ITSAZOO's trademark immersive style, WET unfolds in front of intimately-sized audiences of 28 people per show.
Warning: Violence, Coarse Language, Nudity, and other possible triggers we may not be aware of. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding content and triggers. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 18.
May 8th to 27th, 2018
Tuesdays through Sundays - 8pm
The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave.)
Previews - May 8th & 9th (PWYC at the door only)
Pay What You Can - May 15th
For more info please visit ITSAZOO Productions at itsazoo.org
Please note: May 8 & 9 are PAY WHAT YOU CAN performances and tickets will only be available at the door
Accessibility: The Russian Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please contact email@example.com ahead of time to accommodate any accessibility needs you may have.
Star & Moon Productions presents:
High School buddies, Jon and Vince reunite on the eve of Jon's film premiere at the less-than-glamorous Lansing Film Festival. But the need to uncover the truth of an event from their past may be the real reason Vince has made this trip.
Warnings: Coarse language, 14+
Preview performance on Wednesday, May 9.
The performance begins: A bell is rung by each individual as they enter the theatrical space. A glass of water is ceremoniously distributed, and everyone drinks together. The ritual has begun. The audience is then asked a series of questions about love and lovers. If the answer is yes to any one of the questions, they are invited to sit. Mysterious, symbolic, achingly intimate. Two lovers whose love exists across time, and transforms across time, philosophize and ritualize love as a vital aspect of living.
Written, Performed, and Created By: Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier
Consulting Director and Dramaturg: Jennifer Tarver
Composer: Andrew Creeggan
Designer: Ken Mackenzie
Additional Composition and Sound: Debashis Sinha
Artistic Associate: Lucy McNulty
Partners in Creation: Electric Company Theatre, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, The Tracy Wright Global Archive at The Theatre Centre, with development support from the Hamber Foundation
At Door Sales: cash only.
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
St. Andrew’s Wesley-United Church
1022 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4S7
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje’s mesmerizing new novel, Warlight, tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself—shadowed and luminous at once—we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends. A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know and understand in that time, and it is this journey—through facts, recollection, and imagination—that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.
Join the winner of the Booker Prize, Irish Times International Fiction Prize, Giller Prize and the Prix Médicis for a fascinating conversation about Warlight and his writing career to date.
June 15 - 24, 2018
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3K1
SLIME tackles the impact of humans on the 'great animal orchestra' - the biophony – in which we are immersed, and from which we have become dangerously disconnected by our infatuation with the sound of our own voices. Commissioned by the Banff Centre, and penned by Bryony Lavery, the acclaimed British playwright of Tony-nominated, Frozen, SLIME is set just slightly in the future, at a climate-change conference where animals are at the table. The cast includes 100 animals, seven young animal translators, scientists and suits, and you, our audience. Seated amongst the animal delegates, you might hear an otter swimming down an aisle, a dolphin whistling at your elbow or a sea bird speaking over your shoulder: animals too have something to say. We come together to face an absolute threat to life on earth—an insatiable creature taking over seas called SLIME. Like other forces in our 21st century lives, facebookslime or googleslime, SLIME moves with viral force, gobbling up all available resources. Humans enabled it, but nothing can stop it. This conference is the last hope for salvation for all life forms. Except SLIME.
Warnings: Parental discretion advised. It is liberally sprinkled with F-Bombs and frank discussions of sex.