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Proud Returns To Firehall Arts Centre April 7 – 25

18 Mar

ProudFirehallArtsCentreProud makes a return to the Firehall Arts Centre on April 7th.  If you missed it last year, you missed one wickedly entertaining show. Proud is a play written by Michael Healey about the Right Honourable Stephen Harper. The Prime Minister is played by Andrew Wheeler who provides an amazing performance of the man himself. It really is quite something to see. But the rest of the cast shines as well including his Chief of Staff and his new sassy MP Jisbella Lyth played by Emmelia Gordon. You will be drawn in from the very first line. The show is hilarious, sexy and witty. No matter what your politics, there is something to entertain everyone here.  Proud starts at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, on April 7th and runs till April 25th.  Tickets start at $22.

EAT.DRINK.PLAY. At The Firehall Arts Centre June 19th

9 Jun


The Firehall Arts Centre invites you to its annual fundraiser EAT.DRINK.PLAY. being held on Thursday, June 19th from 7 – 10 pm at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street.  You can expect an unforgettable evening that celebrates locally produced food, drink and performance. The event will showcase a selection of food from Gastown and Railtown’s burgeoning food scene graciously provided by Lily Mae’s, Peckinpah, Cadeaux Bakery, The Irish Heather, Salt Tasting Room, Bitter, Hogan’s Alley Cafe, Deacon’s Corner, Mahoney & Sons, Elephant and Castle, and Scent of a Sandwich. Tastings of micro brewery Parallel 49’s seasonal offerings will be available, plus vodka and crème de cassis from Odd Society Spirits.

The celebration of all things local will continue with a feature ‘taster flight’ of live theatre, dance and music performed around the Firehall building including an acoustic performance by rising theatre star and three-time Jessie Award nominee Kayvon Kelly (Chelsea Hotel) and a performance by Proud star Emmelia Gordon. Throughout the evening, you will also have the opportunity to bid on a fantastic range of items in a silent auction generously donated by local businesses, including Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, TELUS World of Science, PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Fringe Festival, SPUD Urban Delivery and Modo Car Co-Op.  All proceeds go toward helping the Firehall bring us fantastic cutting-edge theatre and dance to Vancouver. Tickets are available for $31 which includes food, drink tastings and a drink on arrival. Note, artists tickets are $16.  For ticket information or purchase, call T: 604.689.0926 or visit Firehall Arts Centre.  Come out and support his amazing venue!

Proud On Now At Firehall Arts Centre Until April 26th

12 Apr


Proud is a play written by Michael Healey about the Right Honourable Stephen Harper.   Honestly, who knew Stephen Harper could be so funny! Certainly not I. To me and many others the man is somewhat devoid of personality. Yes he’s a numbers man and many that deal with numbers, can be a bit dry. OK I know this is a generalization. But a play about Stephen Harper, I must say I was intrigued.  Not my favourite person for many personal reasons, but maybe someone who has helped keep the boat afloat during recent economic turbulence.  The play is about the man himself, his right hand man and Chief of Staff, Cary and his new MP Jisbella Lyth.  You will be drawn in from the very first line. The show is hilarious, sexy, witty and foul mouthed at times.  No matter what your politics, there is something from everyone here. Jisbella played by Emmelia Gordon does an amazing job as the new MP and Andrew Wheeler plays an impeccable Stephen Harper. If there is a morale to this story, it would be vote!

Proud is now at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, until April 26th Tuesday – Saturday 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm shows and Sunday shows at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $15 – $30. There is also a 1:00 pm Pay What You Can Matinee on Wednesdays. If you wish to laugh out loud and be wickedly entertained, see Proud.

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