Transported through stories

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stories transport people to different places and times, and help people understand different points of view and emotions. Through theatre – the enactment of stories – Dark Glass Theatre at Trinity Western University aims to increase empathy and reduce the labels that we impose on other people. disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words is their first production.

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Love that hurts, love that heals

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Title: Common Grace
Playwright: Shauna Johannesen
Director: Ron Reed
A Pacific Theatre production
When a family is reunited to mourn the loss of their husband and father, they are forced to confront the conflicts that have kept them apart. The tensions of dealing with grief and scandal in a close-knit family and Christian community erupt in the most common of places: the family kitchen.

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Christ light pierces tragedy’s darkness

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Pacific Theatre-The Amish Project

Title: The Amish Project
There are some unspeakable tragedies from which we want to hide our faces: 10 Amish school girls shot execution style in a hostage situation by a gunman wanting to molest them while their helpless families gather outside. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. But, don’t close your eyes or you will miss what else is going on.

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Annual Fall Theatre at Bethany College: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Saturday, November 15, 2014

One could begin by describing the water, or one could attempt to tell about the rich, deep and changing colours on the set. One could talk about the amazing effort and concentration that it took to bring this drama together after a difficult month for the students and the Bethany College family.

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One-man play calls audience to hear another story

Friday, November 7, 2014

WINNIPEG Can fiction create a conversation where study has led only to argument? Some 20 MB and Mennonite church members sponsoring a presentation of Ted Swartz’s play on…

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Currently on stage: Espresso

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vancouver performance company Pacific Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary with its 2013–2014 season. Pacific Theatre “exists to serve Christ in our community by creating excellent theatre with artistic,…

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Affable alcoholics explore human heart

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Seafarer is a dark comedy by Irish playwright, Conor McPherson. On the surface, it is the tale of two brothers and three friends gathered over the holidays for a friendly game of poker. At its depths, it is a brilliant exploration of the human condition and family dynamics within the context of an underemployed blue-collar family in a poor fishing village in Ireland.

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Shakespearean classic illuminates justice and mercy

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Honest Fishmongers’ production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at Pacific Theatre (Jan. 17–Feb. 8) breathes life and relevance into one of the Bard’s darker comedies.

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Bethany College hosts fabulous evening of dessert and drama

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the weekend of Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013, Bethany College fall theatre presented Joseph Robinette’s dramatization of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Conversations explore relationships and fear

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

So begins Daniel McIvor’s play, Communion, a Ruby Slippers Theatre production hosted and presented by Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, Oct. 25–Nov. 9. Communion is an exploration of the dynamics of relationships; what draws people together and what keeps them apart. In this 90-minute drama, the audience is privy to three intimate and intense conversations.

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Things are not as they seem in side-splitting comedy

Monday, September 23, 2013

Have you ever wished to be someone else? In Pacific Theatre’s 2013/2014 season opener, The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Charlie Baker tries on a new identity, taking the audience on a humorous but instructive journey. The intimate theatre setting, the simple yet elegant set, and the gifted actors make this two-act comedy set in present- day Georgia a must-see show.

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Pastor sets stage for Spirit

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dinah Elias’ love of theatre fits well with her role as worship director at Winkler (Man.) MB Church. She strives to harness her congregation’s latent creativity, channeling it into raw emotion.

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Theatre that matters

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pacific Theatre celebrates 30 years of creativity, artistry, and the grace of God In summer 1984, seminarian-turned-theatre-graduate Ron Reed and three friends took a leap of faith and…

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This matters: honouring the ordinary

Monday, April 29, 2013

“Believing in God is easy; the hardest part is believing this matters,” says Bill, the lead character in Bill Cain’s moving semi-autobiographical, semi-fictional play on family; How to Write a New Book for the Bible.

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Theatre tour preaches gospel of reconciliation

Monday, April 1, 2013

“Reconciliation takes in every facet of life, every relationship – in easy places and hard places,” says MCC restorative justice coordinator Stephen Siemens; “It’s exciting when lives are transformed.”

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