Monday, April 01, 2013

announcing our 30th anniversary season

Okay, this is a pretty big deal: today we announce our 2013-2014 season, also known as our 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON! Check out the offerings below, and subscribe now to make sure you get in on this year of celebration! Don't worry if you're wondering where all the snazzy artwork is - we are releasing the season brochure, complete with a whole new set of amazing artwork by Emily Cooper, with the opening of HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE.


THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue - Sept 20-Oct 12
Charlie is visiting from England, painfully shy and very much in need of rest. His friend has the perfect solution – he leaves him at a rural fishing lodge, telling his hosts that Charlie is from an exotic foreign land and speaks no English. All is well until Charlie overhears more than he should.

COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor - Oct 31-Nov 10
a guest production by Ruby Slippers Theatre
Lida is a recovering alcoholic whose daughter burns down abortion clinics. When her therapist does the unthinkable and offers concrete advice, Lida acts on it – and all three women find their convictions are on a collision course with their all-too-human need for certainty and connection.

Pacific Theatre’s favourite holiday tradition is taking its place on the mainstage. An all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories for the holidays.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare - Jan 17-Feb 8
a guest production by Honest Fishmongers
When Vienna’s ruthless morality laws are revived by temporary ruler Angelo, a young nun is left with an impossible choice: her soul or her brother’s life. A surprisingly contemporary tale of scandal, abuse of power, and the balance of justice with grace.

THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson - Mar 7-29
On a dark and stormy Dublin night, four old friends gather for their annual ritual of cards and demon rum. But as the evening progresses, things take a sinister turn and they find themselves playing for more than just a few quid. Sparkling and suspenseful, this chilling pitch-black comedy takes us on a long night’s journey into day.

ESPRESSO by Lucia Frangione - May 16-June 14
Three fiery women – Vito’s estranged daughter, his pit-bull of a second wife, and the family’s wrinkled matriarch – find humour and grace in the aftermath of a violent car crash that threatens to take from them the one man they all love. “The espresso - she’s life. Quick, black, bitter in the mouth. Don’t expect sweet.”


A solitary late-night disc jockey counts down his ten thousand favourite tunes in a quirky, evocative piece that’s as much about the work and calling of the artist as it is about The Allman Brothers, Portishead, W.H. Auden and the Toronto Blue Jays. Written when the future of Pacific Theatre was uncertain, the show has been performed from San Franciso to Houston, Toronto to Galiano Island – but never on the PT mainstage.

SIDESHOW - Feb 21-22
Hold onto your hats for another round of improv and sketch comedy with the PT crew. A family-friendly favourite

Pacific Theatre brings back the magic of live radio and the glory of good gospel music as Vancouver’s bluegrass favourites Viper Central joins Ron Reed in an onstage celebration that will lift your heart and revive your soul. In the style of Prairie Home Companion and the spirit of Tent Meeting and Cotton Patch Gospel, a true celebration of the essence of Pacific Theatre. Turn your radio on.

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