Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mar 24 - Apr 4: Jade Shaw in SHOCKER'S DELIGHT

Jade Shaw was the best Laura I've ever seen when A GLASS MENAGERIE was a guest production at Pacific Theatre. If you missed her in January, her new show is back...

Shockers Delight! extends run by popular demand!

Opening March 24th, Evolving Arts Collective presents a Squidamisu Theatre production of Shockers Delight!, a whimsically dark play by Canada’s own Stewart Lemoine. In this graceful yet uproariously funny Lemoine tale, fate doesn’t have your best interests at heart or neatly sort everything out in the aftermath of inevitable misfortune.

Directed by Matthew Kowalchuk and starring Paul Herbert, Jade Shaw and Richard Stroh, Shockers Delight! had a very successful run in January of this year at The Beaumont Stage and is back by popular demand.

Shockers Delight! is an adult fairy tale of love gone askew. It is the story of Marcus, Julia, and Rory. Their study of the eclectic disciplines of ballroom dancing, golf, and 19th century furniture design provides the backdrop for a classic tussle of emotional versus intellectual attraction. Marcus impulsively manipulates his lifelong pal Julia into asking Rory (a complete stranger) out on a date. It’s a capricious act that he’ll regret for the rest of his life — he secretly adores Julia but never bothered to tell her, and now he has to watch in silent horror as she and Rory fall more and more deeply in love. Fate refuses to allow Marcus to make up for his mistake: just when he’s about to claim Julia for himself, a tragic accident addles his brain to the point where he can’t even remember who Julia is anymore. A story that begins in a collegiate whirl of improvised boilermakers and late night Latin dance assignations transcends its whimsical beginnings to give rise to a resolution of unexpected beauty linking the present, future, and distant past.

Tickets 733-3783 ext. 305 or online

Opening Night: Tuesday March 24, 8pm
March 24th – April 4th, 2009 Tuesday through Saturday evenings, 8 pm
March 28th and April 4th – Saturday afternoon matinees, 2 pm

The Beaumont Stage
316 W. 5th Avenue (@Alberta)
604-733-3783 ex: 305

Squidamisu Theatre (pronounced: squid-a-mi-su) was established in 2008 by Jade Shaw and Richard Stroh. Simply put, these two Canadian actors wanted to create opportunities to work. Upon completion of their first undertaking’ Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain, Squidamisu was officially born.

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