Vancouver Playhouse Theatre 2011/12

Experience the World (of Theatre) in 2011/2012!

Since 1962 the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company has been British Columbia’s premier regional theatre company. Max Reimer, Artistic Managing Director, announced the shows of the company’s 49th season:

MAINSTAGE SEASON

THE TOSCA CAFÉ  OCT. 8-29, 2011

By Carey Perloff and Val Caniparoli

A co-production with Theatre Calgary and American Conservatory Theater

“Stunning… richly sensual…exquisitely performed” – San Francisco Examiner

 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES  NOV. 26-DEC. 24, 2011

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Harvey Fierstein

Based on the play La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret

A musical comedy classic, “riotously funny, emotionally affecting & more timely than ever!” – Associated Press

 

RED  JAN. 14-FEB. 4, 2012

By John Logan

A co-production with Canadian Stage and The Citadel Theatre

2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play, “a first-rate production” – The Observer

 

Catalyst Theatre’s HUNCHBACK  FEB. 18-MAR. 10, 2012

Conceived by Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke | Adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel Commissioned by The Citadel Theatre | A presentation of Catalyst Theatre with The Cultch

“You know you’re in the presence of genius” – Calgary Sun

 

GOD OF CARNAGE  APR. 14-MAY 5, 2012

By Yazmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton

A co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre

A West End and Broadway hit that’s “tense, edgy, and funny” – The Times

 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

THE CAT CAME BACK March 31, 2012 at 1pm and 7pm

Co-created by Fred Penner, Jay Brazeau and Kim Selody.

A brand new, fanciful tale inspired by the song Fred made famous.

 

RECITAL HALL SERIES

GUNMETAL BLUES  JAN. 21 – FEB. 4, 2012

Book by Scott Wentworth | Music & Lyrics by Craig Bohmer and Marion Adler

A musical parody of the hard-boiled detective story with “brilliantly clever lyrics, a score that couldn’t be more captivating or sophisticated, and a book with more twists than a chandler simile” – New Yorker

 

THE EXQUISITE HOUR  APR. 23 – MAY 5, 2012

By Stewart Lemoine

A Relephant Theatre Co-op revival of its Vancouver Fringe production

A hit of the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival that “delivers an unexpected punch, along with a hint of fine romance” –

Winnipeg Free Press

 

PARTNERSHIPS

FALLING IN TIME  NOV. 4-12, 2011 (Performance Works)

By C. E. Gatchalian

Produced by Screaming Weenie Productions in association with Meta.for Theatre

Developed in partnership with PTC

From one of Vancouver’s major playwrights comes this bold, epic exploration of war, sexuality, personal boundaries and love that asks the question, how do we let go?

 

CONFESSIONS OF THE OTHER WOMAN  MARCH 2012 (Performance Works)

By Valerie Sing Turner

A co-production with urban ink productions and Visceral Visions in association with The Shadbolt Centre

What would you do if you met your soul mate – and he was married? Eve seeks to reconcile personal integrity with true love.

 


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