Tuesday, September 27, 2016

oct 7-16 | the concierge of vancouver | ian farthing

PT board member, Ian Farthing is directing a show! THE CONCIERGE OF VANCOUVER opens October 7th and runs until October 16th. Rumour has it you get to enjoy free gelato on opening night!

Vancouver’s housing crisis is big news right now, so it’s very apt that Matchmaker Productions’ newest show is a comedy about the issue.

Playwright Shaul Ezer’s The Concierge of Vancouver follows the story of an unassuming Concierge in an upscale condo building, who also works for a reclusive donor who gives away millions each year to fund worthy causes. But when a tenacious reporter starts to make links between this donor and dodgy dealings at a large bank, things start to get a little complicated for the poor Concierge.

Director for this world premiere is PT Associate Artist Ian Farthing, who recently returned to Vancouver from 10 years running the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. “I’m always excited to work on a brand new play – but I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a piece that is so current. It seems like every day there’s a new story in the media on the issue. It feels like the timing for a satire on it is perfect.”

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