Saturday, August 21, 2010

sep 9-19 | fringe | escape artists | kathy parsons, kaitlin williams, joel stephanson

A note from Pacific Theatre's Literary Manager (and dramaturg) Kathy Parsons on a show she's written for the Fringe Festival, starring Joel Stephanson and Kaitlin Williams, who just finished their apprenticeship at PT.

I'm writing to let you know that I am writing and directing a play for the Vancouver Fringe this year. It opens in three weeks!
My show is called Escape Artists I.
It is a collage of several theatre pieces performed on the Fire Escape on Granville Island and I use two very good actors I met through Pacific Theatre. (Joel Stephanson, Kaitlin Williams)

An audience of 15 people at a time climb up the fire escape to view the show (the fire escape has a plexi-glass roof so we can perform even in rain - yes, it does sometimes rain in Vancouver...) The show is 30 minutes long and runs every day of the festival (Sept 9-19th.) Escape Artists I is on once every evening and 3 times on Saturdays and Sundays.

A friend, Martin Gover (another playwright) is doing Escape Artists II and our shows alternate. His play is mostly drama - mine is mostly comedy. You can go on our website and see info, photos and times and dates.

There are a gazillion plays at the Fringe so if you come you can take in more than my show!
To see any plays at the fringe you will have to buy a fringe membership which costs $5. You keep this with you and it is shown at every play you go to - the money from that supports the fringe.
The tickets for the plays are $10 Monday thru Thursday and $12 for Friday thru Sunday and the money from the shows goes to the artists putting on that particular play.
Tickets can be bought in advance (they will add $2 extra per ticket if you do this).
To buy tickets in advance you go through the Fringe.
To buy them at the show our ticket tent is on the corner of Old Bridge and Johnston St. on Granville Island and will be open one hour before the show begins.
Memberships can be bought at the door of any show.

If you don't buy tickets in advance then I recommend coming in the earlier part of the run because things often sell out nearer the end - esp. if they are popular and you might not get a seat.

The Fringe website

that's all for now - there's sure to be more info from me coming your way in the next 3 weeks.
Hope you can come!
Thursday Sept. 9 5:30pm
Friday Sept. 10 6:30pm

Saturday Sept. 11 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:30pm
Sunday Sept. 12 2:30pm 4:30pm 6:30pm

Monday Sept. 13 6:15pm
Tuesday Sept. 14 6:15pm
Wednesday Sept. 15 5:15pm
Thursday Sept. 16 5:15pm
Friday Sept. 17 5:15pm

Saturday Sept. 18 12:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm
Sunday Sept. 19 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm

Escape Artists will be performed at
Location 43

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