Yellow Bellies Written by Johnny Wideman and Rebecca Steiner Directed by Dr. Andrew Houston and Rebecca Steiner Mennonites are a people of living out discipleship in the grind of daily…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.