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Rumble Theatre Presents Tremors 2018 At The Italian Cultural Centre August 16-25, 2018

15 Aug

Tremors2018In 2007, Rumble Theatre created the Tremors Festival which was originally a two week run of plays created by emerging companies. In 2014, they devised a new model for this festival which focused on providing mentorship to individual emerging artists rather than emerging companies. Tremors is now a vehicle for young emerging artists to build networks, receive professional mentorship, develop their craft and work on exciting plays. Each show is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by a company of emerging artists working with the guidance of professional mentors. This year, they have are producing 3 contemporary Canadian plays:  Selfie by Christine Quintana, Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau, and Theory by Norman Yeung.

From August 16 to 25, these three plays and their Tremors lounge will be created in different rooms of the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street. You are invited to stop by and see one show, see a double bill, or take in all three. Admission to all shows is Pay-What-You-Decide.  You, the audience members, get to pick what to see and how much to pay. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit Tremors 2018.

Tremors – Festival Featuring Emerging Talent August 11-20, 2016

28 Jul

Tremors2016In 2007, Rumble Theatre created the Tremors Festival which was originally a two week run of plays created by emerging companies. In 2014, they devised a new model for this festival which focused on providing mentorship to individual emerging artists rather than emerging companies. Tremors is now a vehicle for emerging artists to build networks, receive professional mentorship, develop their craft and work on exciting plays. Each show is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by a company of emerging artists working with the guidance of professional mentors. Rumble Theatre is thrilled to present their 2016 edition of Tremors. They’ve selected three outstanding scripts specifically Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Better Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott, and Bull by Mike Bartlett along with an assembly of emerging artists to direct, design and perform each show. For two weeks, these three plays will be performed simultaneously in different rooms of the Italian Cultural Centre.  They are saying it’s “like a Cineplex of theatre…with a bar!” and we quite like the sound of that.

Dry Land by Ruby Rae SpiegelAnais West and Shauna Griffin in Dry Land.jpg

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land dives into the lives of two teen girls and explores what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.

Britney Buren in Better Angels.jpgBetter Angels: A Parable by Andrea Scott

Akosua moves from Ghana to Canada for a better life and finds a special kind of hell tailored just for her. Think slavery is over? Think again, as liars get caught in their own webs.

 


Adam Olgui and Lucy McNulty in Bull.JPGBull by Mike Bartlett

Audiences get ringside seats as three coworkers fight to keep their jobs. Brutal and hard-hitting, Bull is an unflinching look at a toxic corporate culture from which no one escapes unscathed

Dry Land begins its evening performance at 7:00 pm/9:15 pm, Better Angels at 7:15 pm/9:00 pm and Bull at 7:30 pm/9:30 pm.   Matinees for each show are Dry Land 1:00 pm, Better Angels at 1:15 pm and Bull at 1:30 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for matinees, $15 for evening shows. Best deal is 2 shows for $25. To purchase your tickets visit ArtsPoints.

Photo Credit: Tim Matheson.

Greek-inspired play ‘Penelope’ Kicks Off The Cultch’s 40th Anniversary Season Sept. 25th

23 Sep

Penelope

The Cultch kicks off their 40th anniversary season with the Canadian premiere of Penelope this Wednesday, September 25th. The play is Enda Walsh’s critically acclaimed take on Homer’s The Odyssey brought to you by Rumble Theatre

It’s 11:30 a.m. and already 35 degrees. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool on a sun-scorched Greek island, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and lock horns over another man’s wife. They are the last of the hundred suitors vying for Penelope’s hand as she waits ten lonely years for her husband, Odysseus, to return from the Trojan Wars. They preen and posture and drink in a ludicrous ritual of courting and competition. But as the day wears on and the signs of Odysseus’s arrival grow more ominous, one of them must win Penelope’s love or they will all die trying! The play promises to be riveting, savage and a wildly funny take on the classic Greek myth.

Penelope runs from September 25th to October 13th at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $18, or by  phone at 604.251.1363, or in person at The Cultch Box Office, 1895 Venables Street.    

If you’d like you check out a few of the characters, here are a couple of teasers. First meet Dunne, then meet Fitz, then come out to the show and see it live!

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