Thursday, July 08, 2010

2010-2011 at PT

I can't believe how quickly the time flies. It was only a year ago I was writing my first blog post for Soul Food, introducing myself as the newest employee at Pacific Theatre - the publicist. Now I am so thrilled to be announcing our next exciting season! Throughout the summer I'll do a few posts on the individual shows and our second stage and Fringe events, but here's a quick overview of our mainstage season. Subscriptions are available - just visit our website for more info or give us a call at 604.731.5483!

September 24-October 16 (preview September 23)
a guest production by one2theatre
When a widowed Episcopal minister hires an agnostic gay man as her scholarly assistant, she may have found the missing link in an estranged relationship with her wayward son. Mixing sexual politics with spiritual contradictions, her motivations are called into question when secrets from the past begin to surface.
Directed by Richard Wolfe. Featuring Gina Chiarelli, Sebastien Kroon, and Adam Bergquist.
“Hearts and souls are tangled and torn, God is abused and praised, and the audience is left in a state of contemplation.” Theatredogs

PLAYLAND by Athol Fugard
November 5-27 (preview November 4)
New Years Eve, 1989. Two South Africans, a black security guard and a white soldier, meet at a travelling amusement park. A powerful exploration of guilt and damnation, truth and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.
Directed by Anthony F. Ingram. Featuring Tom Pickett and Michael Kopsa.
“Cathartic. Soul-cleansing.” British Theatre Guide

CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR by Lucia Frangione
December 10-January 1 (preview December 9)
a guest production by Midnight Theatre Collective
Journey back to the days when radio was king, as Philomena and Percival B. Frank present their annual Christmas show before a live studio audience. On-air magic and off-stage romance combine for a show as comfy as a cup of mulled cider and a plate of sugar cookies.
Directed by Ian Farthing. Featuring Damon Calderwood, Seana-Lee Wood, Lalainia Lindbjer, and Ben Elliott.
“Frangione’s merry little Christmas show overflows with the warmest sentiments of the holiday season.”

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potok
January 28-February 26 (preview January 27)
When a young Jewish prodigy paints The Brooklyn Crucifixions, the reaction of his Orthodox community forces a terrible decision – between family and vocation, between his love for God and his desperate need to make art. Heartbreaking, triumphant.
Directed by Morris Ertman.
“A marvelous evening of theatre: intimate, sincere, magical.” Philadelphia City Paper

JESUS HOPPED THE “A” TRAIN by Stephen Adly Guirgis
March 11-April 2 (preview March 10)
a guest production by Glass City Theatre
Rikers Island. Two men sit in solitary confinement, 23 hours a day. Lucius Jenkins is a serial killer who awaits execution, Angel Cruz stands accused of a murder he doesn’t believe was a crime. Visceral, gritty, harrowing – an uncompromising drama about contradiction, contrition, and hypocrisy by the author of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Directed by Angela Konrad.
“Fire-breathing. A probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars, it has the courage of its intellectual restlessness.” New York Times

JAKE’S GIFT written and performed by Julia Mackey
April 6-16
Pacific Theatre presents a Juno Beach production
When a crusty, down-on-his-luck WW2 veteran reluctantly makes the trip to Juno Beach to honour his brother Chester, his encounter with a precocious ten-year-old challenges the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts. The most charming, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud-funny one-woman show you’ll ever see.
“The most theatrically pure show I have ever seen. A stunning performance.” CBC

THE GREAT DIVORCE adapted by George Drance & The Magis Theatre from the novel by C.S. Lewis
an Emerging Artist Showcase
Hell resembles nothing so much as a dreary industrial city in the north of England, its denizens free to leave whenever they like – aboard a bus bound for a heaven that’s like nothing you’ve ever imagined.
Directed by Scott D. Campbell. Featuring Philip Miguel, Evan Lendrum, Moriah Ophardt, and Bria Crouch.
“Narnia for adults! Beatific, bright-clad, incorruptible spirits are pitted against flawed, monochromatic ghosts. It’s not a fair fight.” Seattle Weekly

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