ESSENTIAL CANADIAN PLAYS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROY SURETTE
Touchstone’s 2017–18 season ushers in a new era for the company with the return of Roy Surette as Artistic Director following acclaimed tenures at Victoria’s Belfry Theatre and Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. Surette is energized to reinvigorate Touchstone’s commitment to reflecting relevant issues of today with provocative, compel- ling plays that find light and love in dark places.
The season opener, Happy Place, draws us into the experiences of seven women living together in the most extraordinary circumstances, offering a glimpse into the lives of inpatients filled with courage, humour, and startling revelations.
Next, Inside/Out follows actor Patrick Keating’s journey as a child growing up in Montreal, getting into drugs and crime, entering the juvenile detention system at the age of 16, and serving a total of three sentences, including one for bank robbery. Keating’s understated delivery and timing make for many a darkly funny tale.
C’mon, Angie!, a world premiere by a dazzling new playwright, brings audiences to the morning after a one-night stand. As the details of the night before slowly unravel, questions of consent lead to a highly charged confrontation, pitting a man and woman against each other in a riveting struggle to accept the truth.
Touchstone Theatre: Essential. Canadian. Plays.
A breath of fresh air…well-acted and well-produced…and above all, it has plenty of heart.
–Joe Hinks, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
October 19–29, 2017
Firehall Arts Centre
Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 22, 28 & 29 2:00pm
By Pamela Mala Sinha.
Directed by Roy Surette.
Produced in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre
January 17–21, 2018
Wed–Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00pm
By Patrick Keating.
A Neworld Theatre production In association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl.
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
May 31–June 10, 2018
Firehall Arts Centre Tue 7:00pm; Wed–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 4:00pm; Sun 3:00pm; Wed 1:00pm, Pay-What-You-Can
By Amy Lee Lavoie.
Directed by Amiel Gladstone.
Produced in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.
A Flying Start Play