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Director’s Notes: Evan Frayne on “The Lonesome West”

Before the smashing success of In Bruges, Martin McDonagh hit the London theatre scene and quickly became known as the “Quentin Tarantino of the theatre world”. His plays are visceral, violent and darkly humorous. But in his plays, there is also beauty and human connection. McDonagh wrote almost his entire cannon in less than a year and in 1997 he ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Jovanni Sy describes Valley Song as both timely and timeless

We asked veteran director, Jovanni Sy, to give us his notes on Athol Fugard’s play, Valley Song. Sy shares with us some historical context leading up to Fugard’s writing of the play, as well as the “this but also that” comparative themes of the script. This “hugely political” yet “intimately personal” play is the perfect closing to Pacific Theatre’s remarkable 2016/17 season. Jovanni Sy: ... Read More »

Truth from Tragedy: ‘The Amish Project’ revisits a schoolhouse massacre with sympathy for all sides

In 2006, a gunman opened fire on 10 young girls in an Amish community schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The incident garnered national attention, as did the community’s immediate outpouring of forgiveness to the perpetrator’s widow and family. Playwright Jessica Dickey’s critically acclaimed one-woman show The Amish Project features a fictionalized account of these events. Presented in Vancouver by Bleeding ... Read More »

Freud’s Last Session – Pacific Theatre

Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain April 24 – May 30, 2015 Pacific Theatre By Zoë Forsyth This play is a psychoanalytical feast for the marbles! Have a seat on the couch as you experience a deconstructive journey through death and belief in this engaging tête-à-tête between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis. Playing at Pacific Theatre, in its charming alley configuration, ... Read More »