ESSENTIAL CANADIAN PLAYS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KATRINA DUNN
Touchstone Theatre proves the 40s are the new 20s with a 41st season featuring two red-hot dramas and the return of In Tune.
Winner of the 2011 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play and a finalist for the 2012 GG Awards, Brothel #9 by Anusree Roy opens the season in November 2016. The intense story of Rekha, a young woman who arrives in Kolkata to work in a light-bulb factory only to discover that her brother-in-law has sold her to a pimp, features rising star Adele Noronha and Touchstone favourite Laara Sadiq. Brothel #9 promises to be a highlight of the fall theatre season.
When teenagers uncover a secret at an abandoned greenhouse, they are forced to flee a mysterious plague they’ve unleashed upon themselves. Featuring 10 young local actors, Concord Floral is a supernatural thriller that takes us to a surreal and gothic suburbia. Created and produced by young innovator Jordan Tannahill (Late Company) and his collaborators, Greater Vancouver hosts this production through a unique multicity collaboration, with performances at the Roundhouse in late January 2017 as part of PuSh.
In Tune: The Art of Canadian Musicals is back in June 2017 with more new musicals animating Granville Island and beyond. This biennial event coproduced with the Arts Club Theatre Company develops and showcases new musicals and supports the artists creating them. Growing and evolving with every cycle, 2017 promises to be more exciting than ever!
November 17–27, 2016
Venue: Vancity Culture Lab, The Cultch
TIME: Tu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 26 & Sun 2:00pm
By Anusree Roy
January 25-29, 2017
Venue: Roundhouse Performance Centre
TIME: W–Sat 7:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
By Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner and Jordan Tannahill
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Surrey Civic Theatres
IN TUNE: THE ART OF CANADIAN MUSICALS
June 8–18, 2017
Venue: Various Granville Island Venues and The Post at 750 10 days of development, showcases and discussion.
Produced with the Arts Club Theatre Company.
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“…[for] anyone who likes to think as well as feel at the theatre.” –PLANK MAGAZINE