Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oct 29 - Nov 9: TRUE BELIEVERS, Solo Collective

Coming up, a show from Solo Collective that may serve up some Soul Food sustenance. Rachel Ditor directs Ian Weir's HOPE AND CARITAS; Rachel helmed the recent Arts Club production of DOUBT, and Ian is a playwright who's always had an interest in matters of faith, a speaker at TWU's Integration Forum. And Todd Thomson - memorable from PT's production of ESPRESSO - is featured in the Dennis Foon piece. It was SC's first production, TWO BY TWO, that introduced me to Shawn MacDonald's interest in spiritual things, and began the conversation that led eventually to PRODIGAL SON - now published! - gracing the Pacific Theatre stage. Trivia tidbit: Solo Collective co-Founder and Artistic Director Aaron Bushkowsky was Morris Ertman's Bible college room-mate (in days long since passed), and Pacific Theatre was the first BC company to produce a Bushkowsky play - SILLY SEASON, in 1990. 

Three new monologues based on Faith.
Oct 29 - Nov 9

My Acid Trip by Dennis Foon,
The Voice by Lorena Gale
Hope and Caritas by Ian Weir

Directed by Camyar Chai, John Cooper, and Rachel Ditor
Featuring performances by Mercedes Baines, Jennifer Clement, and Todd Thomson.

Well-known Vancouver film, theatre, and television veterans -- Gemini Award-winner Dennis Foon, Governor General Award-nominee Lorena Gale, and Gemini Award-winner Ian Weir -- return to the stage. Don't miss this incredible evening of dynamic one-person plays by three of Canada's most respected playwrights.

When faith is the question, the answer is everything.
Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island;
1412 Cartwright Street, next to the Kids’ Market
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