Tuesday, January 18, 2011

jan 8-23 | the pavilion | craig erickson

PT favourite Craig Erickson (Grace, God's Man In Texas) and familiar face on other Vancouver stages (Bard, Blackbird, Arts Club, etc) is in what looks like a doozy of a show - indeed, Angela Konrad recommended the script to me a year ago when we were looking at shows for this season, but the PT dance card was already full. (Ange directed, and Craig acted in, PT's celebrated production of Grace, by the same author). The Osimous Theatre production opens this week. You'll also remember Dawn Petten from The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot (Mother Teresa), Parnelli Parnes from Cariboo Magi, and director Bob Frazer from Judas, Prodigal Son and The Glass Menagerie.

Note added later: yup, it's a memorable show. And I'm not the only one who thinks so.  Congrats, Osimous (pronounced "Awesome Us," though I don't think they meant it that way).

The Pavilion
by Craig Wright

Firehall Arts Centre
January 8-23
Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
2-for-1 previews Jan 8 8pm, Jan 9 2pm, Jan 11 8pm |
Pay-what-you-can Jan 19 2pm

Hailed by critics as an "an Our Town for our time," The Pavilion knits the cosmos into individual human relationships, building the entire history of the universe to one night. Peter and Kari haven’t seen each other since the day Peter left twenty years ago... and now he’s come to get her back. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are led, through their interactions with a host of characters all played by a virtuosic Narrator, to face the consequences of choices made long ago and start back into life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve. By the author of Grace and Six Feet Under. Featuring Craig Erickson, Parnelli Parnes, and Dawn Petten. Directed by Bob Frazer

For more info about Osimous Theatre and behind-the-scenes info on The Pavilion visit the company's facebook page.

Tickets $25 | To book: 604-689-0926 or online

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