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Mouthpiece At The Cultch January 31 – February 5, 2017

16 Jan

mouthpiece-joel-cliftonAn interesting show that has our attention is coming to The Cultch January 31st. It’s called Mouthpiece. The show features what goes through a woman’s mind during the course of one day.  Here you will see the push and pull, the past and present, the progress and regression along with all the inner conflict that exists within a woman’s head. Interwoven within the show is a cappella harmony, text and movement.  Mouthpiece is a ‘harrowing, humourous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche’.  The show hails from Toronto where it had a sold-out run. It comes to The Cultch on a national tour and is presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.  The show opens January 31st at 8:00 pm and runs till February 5, 2017. If you are interested in an Artist Talkback evening, that will be held February 1st.   Tickets are available online at The Cultch.

Photo Credit: Joel Clifton

What people are saying about Mouthpiece:

“It’s an engrossing and virtuosic performance, layered with meaning…”
Toronto Star

“Mouthpiece holds you transfixed until the very end”
Scene Changes

★★★★ (out of four)
The Globe and Mail

“…a sophisticated, nuanced, complex portrait of the woman’s voice. It offers an incisive, humorous, thoughtful, afflictive telling of a narrative that is undeniably true, yet criminally underrepresented”
Espace Musique

Charlie Demers Brings Leftovers To The York Theatre January 26-30

28 Dec

PuSh2016_Leftovers_credit-Simon HayterAn interesting new show is coming to The York Theatre in the New Year called Leftovers. The show is part of the upcoming PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Leftovers is created by Charlie Demers with Marcus Youssef of Neworld Theatre and is a political comedy like none you’ve ever seen. Charlie Demers, if you don’t know him, is one talented guy. He has worn many hats including one of the stars of CBC Radio’s the Debators, playwright of the East Van Panto – Jack & The Beanstalk and more recently a creative writing instructor at UBC best-selling author. Charlie Demers was born in 1980, between the elections of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and emerged from that era as a proud socialist.  This January, Charlie brings you a complex comedy which we expect will move quickly and touch on many subjects including ideology, dreams and politics. It will be serious and hilarious and this is one show we will be lining up to see.  Leftovers runs from January 26 to 30 at The York Theatre. Tickets start at $10 and are available online from The Cultch.   A post-show talkback happens on January 27th which we expect will be an exceptional evening. Also, a matinee show has been added for Saturday, January 30th at 2:00 pm.  This show has a short run, so if you wish to be entertained, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. If you wish to learn a bit more about Charlie Demers, we invite you to check out this write up in BC BookLook.

Photo Credit: Simon Hayter

The Road Forward At The York Theatre February 5 to 7

21 Jan

RoadForward-landscape-300x225The Road Forward is a multi-media musical inspired by the ground breaking movement of the Native Brother and Sisterhood of British Columbia. This performance is dedicated to the countless First Nations women who have disappeared on B.C.’s Highway of Tears this blues/rock musical integrates traditional and contemporary art forms, historical media archives and interactive live performance.  This event is brought to you by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Touchstone Theatre and Red Diva Projects.   The Road Forward will be performed at the York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, on February 5 – 7. Tickets start at $19 and are available online via The Cultch.

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