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Little One Takes Stage At The Firehall Arts Centre February 10-13

10 Feb

LittleOneThe Firehall Arts Centre presents a new show which has received the title of ‘Overall Excellent Award Winner’ by the New York Fringe. The show is called Little One and is brought to you by Vancouver-based Alley Theatre which produced Kayak last year.   The show is billed as a suspenseful psychodrama in which 4-year-old Claire is adopted into the family and 6-year-old Aaron has to learn to “love” his new monster of a sister. The show is told through their now adult voices and the two characters will weave through childhood stories and teenage humiliation which will be twisted, wryly funny and ultimately a haunting narrative   The show opens February 10th and runs till February 13th. Tickets are available online from $23.  Today, you will also find a Pay What You Can Show at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit Firehall Arts Centre.

What people are saying about Little One:

“Little One is at once deeply poetic and unnerving, a meditation on sibling relationships, the nature of love and the dark horror of upper middle class existence that is ‘90s suburban life.”

 Huffington Post

“Frequently witty, pocket-sized horror story…prods us into laughter between our shocked gasps.”

 Time Out New York (Critics’ Pick)

KAYAK Opening Night January 8th At The Firehall Arts Centre

4 Jan

KayakFirehallArtsCentreFirehall Arts Centre and Alley Theatre bring you an environmental disaster at sea Kayak. Alley Theatre is an independent Vancouver theatre company who have built a reputation for socially relevant theatre productions.  Kayak is a witty and intelligent play about love and idealism and just may change the way you think about climate change.  The play is written by one of Canada’s emerging young playwrights, Jordan Hall, of Alley Theatre.  The play weaves together the perspectives of three very different characters, a bleach blonde BMW driving Annie who is on a mission to save her son, Peter, from his radical environmentalist girlfriend, Julie. Annie ends up throwing herself into a path of events larger than she could have imagined.  Kayak kicks off on January 7th with a preview show at 8:00 pm and a pay what you can matinee at 1:00 pm.  Opening night is January 8th at 8:00 pm with the show running until January 17th.  Tickets are available online from $16 – $32. What people are saying about Kayak: “Smart, funny, political: if this play were a guy, I’d date him.” – Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight  “Kayak really got me where I live. . . . This is a terrific, even terrifying, play that delivers some surprises.” – Vancouver Courier

Mrs. Warren’s Profession The Rickshaw Theatre April 22 – 27

7 Apr

RickshawMrs.WarrensMrs. Warren’s Profession is a theatre event being presented by Alley Theatre starting April 22nd for a four day run.  This play was originally written in 1893 by George Bernard Shaw and was originally banned for its controversial subject matter for over 30 years.  Alley Theatre invites you to a post modern revisitation of this famous play which will include live music by Juno award-winning musicians Gentle Party featuring Shanto Acharia, Meredith Bates and Elisa Thorn at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings Street.

The play centers around a young woman who discovers her privileged lifestyle was paid for by her mother’s sex work. The two women enter a battle over what it means to be a modern woman, a working woman and just plain be a woman.  Tickets are available for $20 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or $25 at the door (cash only). $3 from every ticket will be donated to WISH Drop-In Centre Society and PACE Society.  Show starts at 8:00 pm sharp each evening.

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