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7 shows found
A Soldier's War
Strikes Twice Productions 
Saskatoon, Canada 
Playwright: Joshua Ramsden 
asoldierswar2017.com 
Inspired by the war-time letters written by the playwrights' grandfather, A Soldier’s War follows the journey of five Canadian soldiers during World War II—from basic training in Nova Scotia, through to D-Day and their return home. It's a story about brotherhood and friendship, honour, and the unrelenting desire to get home.  

The performance on September 7 is half-price!
 
Funny / Intense / Tear-Jerker / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content / Gunshots / Smoke Fog
9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
It's A Glorious, Wonderful Life

Morrow’s Lark Theatre Company 
West Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Shelby Wyminga  
A delightfully dark comedy about loneliness and the longing to escape: Ethan and Gloria meet as the closing credits of It’s A Wonderful Life roll. Through a series of hilarious social blunders and moments of unexpected connection, modern day Katharine Hepburn and James Dean discover that each might have what the other needs.

Written with all the wit and spunk of Hollywood’s golden age, emerging playwright Shelby Wyminga cleverly matches the pole of timeless classics with today’s Netflix escapism to unveil the secrets we refuse to let show. 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Lovely Lady Lump

That Girl Entertainment 
Yarraville, Australia 
Playwright: Lana Schwarcz 
lanaschwarcz.com 
Listen, I’m ok. I have a pesky cancer tumour in my left jug, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world. Cause f*ck cancer, man. F*ck cancer. Jokes, truths, and poignant bits from a comic who survived breast cancer.

Winner: Most Outstanding Solo (Ottawa Fringe 2016)
Best Theatre (Dunedin Fringe 2016)
Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide Fringe 2017) 
“Hilariously honest.” —Sometimes Melbourne
“Uproariously funny, devastating, heartfelt.” —the Residents
“Smart, funny, empowering ... you’ll fall in love with the unstoppable Lana Schwarcz.” —Inside Ottawa 

The performance on September 13 is half-price!

This show will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Friday, September 15 at 6:45pm at Studio 1398.

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Nudity

Underrepresented artist: Written, performed, and created by wonder women.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Almost a Stepmom

Standing Room Only Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Keara Barnes 
kearabarnes.com 
Based on a true story. Keara moved to Ireland. She fell in love. Then she became a stepmom... almost. A darkly comic tale about the ups and downs of becoming a stepmother.

This award winning show has toured to critical acclaim throughout Western Canada, most recently completing a sold out run at the Vancouver CelticFest.

“Barnes has a stage presence like none I have ever seen ... If this show isn’t already on your Fringe list, make room for it.” —The Marble Theatre Review
“A show that you don’t want to miss.” —James Hutchison, Playwright
“Terrifically engaging.” —Jo Ledingham Theatre Reviews 

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 55 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: Performed by local female playwright Keara Barnes.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Her Name Was Mary...

Indigo Child Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Tai Amy Grauman  
A new girl comes to Amy’s small town school, her name was Mary. Quickly, they become best friends and share everything. Watch as they eat tapeworms, swallow laxatives, starve, puke, and learn the meaning of true unconditional friendship between the ages of 10 and 15. Once upon a time doesn’t turn out so beautiful...  

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Intense / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

Underrepresented artist: Written and directed by an Indigenous woman with a diverse cast.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Hidden Memories

Gwaandak Theatre 
Whitehorse, Canada 
Playwright: Lillian Nakamura Maguire
Directed by Donna Yamamoto
gwaandaktheatre.ca 
The daughter of Japanese immigrants sifts through her parents’ memorabilia, piecing together their early BC life and forced relocation. She tries to find peace with her parents’ choices during times of racial discrimination, her own identity, and what she passes on to her daughter.
National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund support. 

Tear-Jerker / Poetic / Multicultural / 90 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

Underrepresented artist: Written by Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a second generation Japanese Canadian, emerging playwright living in Whitehorse Yukon.

9/13/2017 1:30 PM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Happy Place

Toronto, Canada 
Playwright: Pamela Mala Sinha
Directed by Fay Nass  
“Broken women determined to die helping each other live.”
Happy Place takes place in an inpatient facility for women suffering from depression. With insight, raw truth, and sometimes humour, these seven women force each other to look at themselves in a way they never could “outside”... finding compassion—even love—where they least expect it.
 
Intense / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 100 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

9/15/2017 1:30 PM