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7 shows found
Throne

BlackJacq Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Chris Nash 
BlackJacq.com 
A troubled young Irish musician locks himself in a public restroom stall after receiving some devastating news. Inspired by true events. Contains mature subject matter and a bazillion f-words.  

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 30 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Blood Countess

Prairie Fire 
Regina, Canada
Playwright: Sharon Nowlan  
Guinness World Records describes Elizabeth Bathory as the world’s most prolific murderess. Did this 16th century Countess kill over 600 girls to satisfy unquenchable bloodlust? Or was “Countess Dracula” the victim of a well-planned conspiracy? Meet this infamous character and decide for yourself.  

Intense / Intimate / Shocking / 60 minutes / 18+ / Violent Content

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Multiple Organism

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
mindofasnail.org 
Mind of a Snail’s risquést show yet! A gender and genre bending surrealist comedy for adults: live projections, puppetry, and an original musical score. Use your invagination! Another large scale shadow theatre performance from the award-winning creators of Curious Contagious (2016), Caws & Effect (2014), and Against Gravity (2013): 

***** “Delightful, innovative, and beautiful.” —Winnipeg Free Press
***** “Pushing the boundaries—not only of what stories we tell, but also the ways in which we tell them.” —Vue Weekly 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / Shocking / 60 minutes / 18+ / Nudity

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Just Not That Woman

AKS Productions 
New York, USA 
Playwright: Ali Kennedy Scott 
justnotthatwoman.com

“Polls were decisive. The election was to be a coronation. To celebrate, a party was held beneath a glass ceiling—and I was there. But a chasm erupted between expectation and reality.”

Charting experiences of female leaders globally, award-winning Australian artist, Ali Kennedy Scott asks... what’s it gonna take to kick inequality to the curb?     
 
A play with magic and multi-media, inspired by interviews with scientists, psychologists, and politicians.
 
By the creator of The Day the Sky Turned Black: “An irrepressible bundle of energy, spine and spirit ... Enthralling.” —The New York Times
 
The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Funny / Intellectual / Shocking / 55 minutes / 14+    

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Gruesome Playground Injuries

Island Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Rajiv Joseph 
island-productions.ca 
Over the course of many years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre and macabre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare ghastly scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. 

“This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.” —Variety
“Irresistibly odd and exciting.” —NY Daily News

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

Underrepresented artist: Written by a South Asian-American playwright.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Bondage

West Moon Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: David Henry Hwang  
One of the most audacious and thought-provoking plays by Asian American playwright, David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), Bondage deals with issues of race and racial stereotypes by placing a fully disguised man and woman in an S and M parlor playing out sexual games. Directed by Chris Lam (Redcurrant Collective's The Nether).  

Weird / Intense / Shocking / 65 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

 

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: SEX, DRUGS & AGE, the last taboo

Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Colleen Ann Fee  
Directed by Tammy Bentz.
A stormy drama infused with social diversity and provocative, raucous comedy tracks a couple torn apart by sexual conflict and challenges conventions and beliefs. Cast of six, plus violinist, comprise Vancouver’s top performers.

Warning: Mature adult content, sexual violence, provocative material which may offend beliefs.  

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 100 minutes / 18+ / Sexual Content / Violent Content

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.

9/14/2017 1:30 PM