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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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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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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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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Is charity ever selfless?

Monday, March 4, 2013

What drives us to help others? Are we moved by compassion, by pity? Do we have a need for significance that can only come from sacrifice? Or, do we make a logical choice to serve based on our belief in human equity?

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How do you solve a problem like Blake?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Leave of Absence Playwright: Lucia Frangione Director: Morris Ertman Cast: Tom McBeath, Lucia Frangione, Craig Erickson, Marie Russell, Karyn Guenther A production of Pacific Theatre Jan. 25–Feb. 16…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Conversation between philosophy and theology engaging and amusing Wittenberg Playwright: David Davalos Director: Stephen Drover A production of Pacific Theatre  —“I’ll take ‘Common Bonds’ for a thousand, Alex.” “Dr….

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The Spitfire Grill

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

There’s a balm in Gilead Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre was abuzz with anticipation on Friday, Sept. 21, opening night of the 2012/2013 season. The first offering this year is the musical The Spitfire Grill, a guest production by Midnight Theatre Collective…

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Serving Christ through storytelling

Monday, October 1, 2012
Ron Reed in Godspell photo credit Itai Erdal

B.C. theatre company portrays gospel with creativity A new graduate from California Institute of the Arts in 1984, Ron Reed soon discovered a disconnect between his faith and…

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