Sunday, March 01, 2009

Must Close Mar 7: Final week of HOLY MO! at Pacific Theatre

One of the all-time audience favourites has returned to Pacific Theatre. The extraordinary Erla Faye Forsyth is back - could it be HOLY MO without her? - joined this time by the heart-breakingly hilarious Julia Mackey (JAKE'S GIFT, MERCY WILD, PRIVATE EYES) and - in her first comic turn on the PT stage - the amazing Katharine Venour (SHADOWLANDS, AGNES OF GOD, ST JOAN, HUNGRY SEASON). Kevin McAllister's cosmic set underscores the poetry and mythic resonance of the piece, while creating lots of crazy places for the girls to be goofy. What a mid-February lift to the spirit!

They’re back! After ten years Folly, Buffoona and Guff bring back a Revised Version of a PT audience favourite. Experience The Book of Exodus in all its sweep and grandeur – with the Life of King David thrown in for fun. (Oh yeah, they sing too.)

“Wonderfully silly, clownish, wacky, warm, and fun.” The Vancouver Courier

Featuring Katharine Venour (How it Works, Shadowlands ), Erla Faye Forsyth (Driving Miss Daisy, The Farndale Christmas Carol, The Foreigner, etc), Julia Mackey (Jake’s Gift, Farndale...Christmas Carol). Directed by Morris Ertman, this star-studded cast is joined by a crew of magnificent talent. Kevin McAllister’s scenic design (Espresso, His Greatness) is mesmerizing, and Drew Facey provides a touch of ragamuffin hilarity as costume designer. Also on board are Matt Frankish (lighting, Mourning Dove) and Luke Ertman (musical direction, The Quarrel, The Woodsman). Stage Management by Lois Dawson.

COMING in 2009-2010- Leave of Absence - a new play by Lucia Frangione

(And check out the cool video of the cast talking about HOLY MO, over at the PT website.)

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