Waiting for Ghostbusters runs November 21-30

Clockwise from left: Tiffany Anderson and Duran Cruickshank. Photo Credit: Jesse Toso

Waiting  for  Ghostbusters  is  set  in  a  rehearsal  hall  that  was  once  the  heart  of  the  Vancouver   Playhouse  Theatre  Company.    There,  a  small  group  of  artists  with  more  determination  than   dollars  set  out  to  stage  a  faithful  musical  recreation  of  the  acclaimed  1984  film.    Quickly,   tensions  and  conflicts  rise  as  the  struggling  company  faces  sabotage,  a  clash  of  wills,  legal   realities,  and  a  haunting  of  their  own.    By  opening  night  the  company  will  either  stage  a   rocking,  1980s  infused  extravaganza  in  the  best  of  off-­‐off-­‐off  Broadway  tradition,  or  it  may   finally  be  curtains  for  everyone  involved…

Genus  Theatre  has  thrived  during  the  last  ten  years  in  the  Vancouver  theatre  scene  by  producing  works   that  both  engage  with  and  entertain  diverse  audiences.    Since  its  inception  Waiting  for  Ghostbusters  has   struck  a  chord  with  artists  within  the  theatre  community,  leading  to  a  tremendous  interest  from  potential   collaborators.    Actors,  designers  and  technical  wizards  have  repeatedly  expressed  interest  in  being  a  part   of  this  production  and  audience  interest  is  just  as  high.    The  efforts  on  the  part  of  all  involved  have   resulted  in  a  production  that  honors  the  treasured  memories  of  every  child  of  the  80s.    Since  2003,  Genus   Theatre  Company  has  been  presenting  original,  groundbreaking  productions  that  have  incorporated  both   live  theatre  and  integrated  film/media  elements.

Genus  has  developed  a  reputation  for  producing   carefully  constructed  projects  that  are  both  accessible  and  provocative.    The  company’s  work  includes  an   array  of  successfully  produced  independent  productions,  and  a  rich  history  of  collaboration  with  other   companies  and  festivals.       An  original  production,  Waiting  for  Ghostbusters  is  co-­‐written  by  Frano  Marsic  and  Kelly  Sheridan,  with   direction  by  Victor  Ustare.    Featuring  seven  original  songs  with  music  written  by  Peter  Abando,  the   production  showcases  eleven  talented  performers  as  they  bring  ghosts  and  ghouls  to  a  live  stage,  all   without  aid  of  green  screen.

Tickets  are  $20  ($15  for   students  and  seniors)  and  may  be  purchased  at  the  door  or  in  advance  at  www.brownpapertickets.ca

Genus  Theatre  Presents:  Waiting  for  Ghostbusters  at  Renegade  Studios  –  125  E  2nd  Avenue,  Vancouver   from November  21,  2013  –  November  30,  2013:    8:00pm  (Matinee  2pm  Nov  24)


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