Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Jan 25 - Feb 17: THE QUARREL

"At Sinai, God made a covenant with the Jewish people. At Auschwitz, he broke it."

January 25-Feb 17
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“Excellent! A war of the spirit on a battleground of ideas.”
Michael Wilmington, L.A. Times

“A rare triumph! Confronts guilt and justice in a compelling drama.”
Rabbi Harold Kushner

To book your tickets ($9-$32), call our Box Office at 604.731.5518
Pay-What-You-Can Preview Nov. 23, on the night-of, at the box office, or $10 in advance.

Rosh Hashanah. 1948. When two intelligent, traumatized men meet on a park bench in Montreal, the ensuing struggle is at turns tender and intense. Chaim has lost all his faith; Hersh radiates his bitterness with extreme religiosity. This dialogue-driven story of hope and friendship in the face of genocide offers an intellectually vigorous discourse of great minds struggling to find common ground.

Morris Ertman, a recipient of nine Sterling Awards and a Dora Award for the Canadian Opera Company’s Beatrice et Benedict, will direct Pacific Theatre’s own Dan Amos, seen before in Halo, Shadowlands, Hamlet, and A Bright Particular Star. He is joined by Nathan Schmidt, a resident company member of Rosebud Theatre in Alberta, where he has featured in Voice of the Prairie, Cariboo Magi, and The Kite. The Quarrel features scenic design by Stephen Waldschmidt (A Bright Particular Star), stage management by Charlene Crawford (Broken), sound design by Luke Ertman (The Hungry Season), and lighting design by Graham Bedwell (Lilia!).

Midnight Theatre Collective is a new company of self-producing artists in Vancouver. It believes in the essential role of storytelling in human society, and in the power of theatre to engage and transform culture. Midnight Theatre Collective is comprised of self-producing professional artists committed to working in tandem with emerging actors and designers in the creation of passionate theatre. Dedicated to presenting both marginal and traditional stories with a creative, relevant edge, Midnight Theatre Collective is proud to premiere The Quarrel in Canada, a play in which two men ultimately learn they are seeking the same redemption, but looking down different pathways to find it.

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