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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KATHRYN SHAW

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The 51st season at Studio 58 offers students and patrons fantastic and varied opportunities for growth and entertainment.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993, Angels In America has become a seminal work of the North American canon and a political call to arms for the fight against AIDS. Set during the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York City, the story follows two very different but equally troubled young couples, one gay and the other seemingly heterosexual, whose paths cross by chance. Through a complex combination of precise realism and intense surrealism, wicked humour and wrenching drama, the play examines matters of life, death, and faith.

Next up, Shakespeare’s most experimental drama, Troilus and Cressida, receives a modern spin in Kevin Bennett’s interpretation of this part love story, part war drama where passion and violence are inextricably linked.

From the Bard to Broadway, the classic musical 42nd Street follows an aspiring young dancer’s rise to stardom with some of the best show tunes of all times. And switching gears, acclaimed playwright and novelist Carmen Aguirre returns to her alma mater to direct her play, The Refugee Hotel.

Eight Chilean refugees struggle, at times haplessly and at times profoundly, with the effects of fleeing their homeland. This dramatization of their plight gives voice to refugee communities from all corners of the globe.

Join Studio 58 for a second half-century of outstanding theatre!

 

ANGELS IN AMERICA
September 29–October 16, 2016
Venue: Studio 58, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 3:00pm
PART ONE: MILLENNUM APPROACHES
By Tony Kushner. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

TROIL US AND CRESSIDA
November 17–December 4, 2016
Venue: Studio 58, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 3:00pm
By William Shakespeare

42ND STREET
February 2–26, 2017
Venue: Studio 58, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 3:00pm
Sponsored by the Studio 58 Legacy Fund. Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes. Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion. Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick.

THE REFUGEE HOTEL
March 23–April 9, 2017
Venue: Studio 58, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 3:00pm
Written and directed by Carmen Aguirre

RISKY NIGHTS #1
October 11–16, 2016
Venue: Room S032, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:15pm; Sat & Sun 3:15pm

RISKY NIGHTS #2
March 27–April 2, 2017
Venue: Room S032, Langara College
Time: Tu–Sat 8:15pm; Sat & Sun 3:15pm __________________________________________________

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