Wednesday, June 02, 2010

June 10-19 | Herr Beckman's People

Remember Anthony F. Ingram's beautiful work as Pastor Jake in REFUGE OF LIES? He's keeping in touch with his Mennonite roots in Touchstone Theatre's production of HERR BECKMAN'S PEOPLE. Dawn Petten, who took our stage in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT will be performing alongside Anthony.

Dawn Petten and Bill Marchant - Photo by Emily Cooper

Art, war and the politics of culture collide in Sally Stubbs' poetic and moving account of a family's legacy of beauty and brutality. Returning to the city she ran from decades ago, Anna forces her family to answer tough questions about their past. While her mother plays a private concert, history unravels and she is confronted with a moral dilemma of her own.

The World Premiere of Herr Beckmann's People is presented by Flying Start - a partnership of Playwrights Theatre Centre and Touchstone Theatre giving a stage to new professional playwrights.

Sally Stubbs is an award-winning playwright and teacher-director, a performer who loves to clown and an eternal student who is now completing a graduate degree in writing at the University of Victoria. Sally's scripts include Wreckage (Scirocco Drama), Faroland, Centuries, Eyes. Two, She'll To The Wars, Home Movies and Spinning You Home, which she has begun to adapt as a novel for young adults. Herr Beckmann's People has been selected for the 8th International Women's Playwriting Conference in Mumbai, India.

Katrina Dunn directs Anthony F. Ingram, Bill Marchant, Dawn Petten, Donna Carroll White, and Christine Willes. Set design for Herr Beckmann's People is by Christopher David Gauthier, lighting design by Adrian Muir, costume design by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh, and sound by Jeff McMahan. Dramaturgy of Herr Beckmann's People is by Martin Kinch.

Herr Beckmann's People runs from June 10 - 19 (Tues - Sat 8pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 4pm) at the PTC Studio, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island with Opening Night on Friday, June 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $22 adults and $18 seniors/students from Tickets Tonight at 604-684-2787 or visit

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