Tuesday, June 02, 2015

summer playground series

Every summer we host some of our emerging artists in our space, giving them the chance to produce passion projects, new scripts, and experiments that would otherwise be too risky if they were renting a theatre.  This year our apprentices have put together a fantastic line up of shows that couldn't be more varied for the Playground Series:

HERE LIES HENRY by Daniel MacIvor • June 3-6

A man enters the room with a mission to tell you something you don't already know. A bizarre, unexpected comedy about love, loss, and the body in the next room

An apprentice showcase production presented as a part of Pacific Theatre's Summer Playground Series.

Advisory: strong language and sexual content.

Featuring Brandon Bate
Directed by Phil Miguel
Sound Design by Julie Casselman
Stage Managed by Sharra Ganzaveld

"Here Lies Henry challenges the conventional relationship between actor and audience and spins it completely on its head in a powerful exploration of purpose and humanity."
-Sometimes Melbourne

"Nothing is obvious; meaning is found in the tiniest things. Everything else is just posturing, lies. We are all the same, Henry says. We are born; we have some experiences; we die."
-Toronto Daily Extra

AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeier • June 11-13

A pregnant nun, a strangled baby, an inquiring legal psychiatrist, and a determined Mother Superior. A messy and mystical search for the truth. A part of Pacific Theatre's Playground Series.

Advisory: mature themes.

$10 in advance, by donation at the door.

Featuring Shona Struthers, Tina Teeninga, and Jenna Grubaugh
Directed by Amy Dauer

Stage Managed by Kristina Hampton
Lighting Design by Theo Bell
Sound Design by Ryan Scramstad

"A...challenging and thought-provoking drama" - NY TIMES

"A gripping and emotional theatre going experience" - broadwayworld.com

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare • June 24-27

A glamorous retelling of Shakespeare’s controversial battle of the sexes. Trapped in the sexist world of the 1950’s, Kate and Petruchio fight each other to escape a world in which neither of them belong.

THE STONEWATER RAPTURE by Doug Wright • July 8-11

Two teenagers’ sexual awakening has been severely hampered by the fundamentalist fervor that runs like power lines through the Bible Belt.

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