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UBC THEATRE AND FILM 60th ANNIVERSARY 2018/19 SEASONUBC THEATRE & FILM
60th ANNIVERSARY 2018/19 SEASON

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Beckett 18: it all…ah well by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude
September 26-29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
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BECKETT 18: IT ALL…AH WELL BY SAMUEL BECKETTBeckett 18: it all…ah well
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude

In the 20th annual fundraising UBC Theatre Alumni event, supporting the Peter Loeffler student scholarship fund, Beckett 18: it all…ah well showcases four pieces from Beckett’s work that challenge, delight, and inspire. Come for the theatre, stay for the post-show discussion with a reception in the lobby. For our 60th Anniversary, we invite our alumni to join us after the show to take a photo on the stage and sign our famous backstage autograph wall in case they’d missed this historic activity.

Gerald Vanderwoude directs Krapp’s Last Tape with Chris Humphreys; Footfalls with Beverly Bardal; A Beckettian Film Experience with Cam Cronin, Joe Procyk, & the legendary Norman Young; Biddies in a Boat: The Great Drift Continues with Beverly Bardal & Deb Pickman.

Wine Pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW:

UBC Theatre and Film is thrilled to be announcing wine pairings for each of our shows created by alumna Barbara Phillips WM! Barbara has read the plays and based on her knowledge of theatre learned while a BFA Actor (graduated 1990), will pair wine selections with each play. Available by the glass at our concession, Gallini’s Bar, in the lobby of the Frederic Wood Theatre or the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts bar for Lion in the Streets, sip before and during intermission when applicable, to enhance your experience of live performance!

Just like Krapp’s tapes represent different intervals his life, these wines express different ages of Tempranillo wine. One is youthful, fresh and confident, while the other is marked by the complexities of age. For the whites, we think about Beckett himself. We can imagine him roaming the streets of Paris, stopping in wine bars and cafés. He would have been enjoying white wines much like these.  The Côtes de Gascogne is a simple quaffing wine while the Vouvray represents the times when, according to his close friend John Calder, Beckett would allow himself the pleasure of a glass of good white wine and grilled sole.

September 26 - 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
Performances Wednesday – Saturday

  • Bodegas Victorianas Tempranillo Castilla, Spain
    100% Tempranillo made without oak and to highlight the juicy red fruits of the grape variety
  • Anciano Gran ‘Gran Reserva’ Aged 10 Years Valdepeñas, Spain
    Aging in barrel and then in bottle brings spice, vanilla and cocoa nuances to the red fruit
  • Les Fleurs du Mal Blanc Côtes de Gascogne, France
    Named after the volume of poetry by Baudelaire - classic bistro white
  • Vincent Raimbault ‘Bel Air’ Vouvray Loire Valley, France
    Chenin blanc from the Loire Valley with aromas of fresh hay, yellow apple and wet stone

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Directed by Lois Anderson
Nov. 8-24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREMuch Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lois Anderson

Set in the Carnevale di Venezia, this vibrant Much Ado About Nothing casts the lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a witty war of words while the young Claudio is tricked into believing his love, Hero, has been unfaithful. Shakespeare’s comedy combines robust humour with explorations on honour and shame bringing back BFA Acting and MFA Directing alumna Lois Anderson to direct.

Join us for the grand opening of our 60th Anniversary event on opening night, November 8!

November 8 - 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Preview: November 7
Opening: November 8
Talk Back: November 14
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
Performances Wednesday – Saturday

Wine Pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW:

UBC Theatre and Film is thrilled to be announcing wine pairings for each of our shows created by alumna Barbara Phillips WM! Barbara has read the plays and based on her knowledge of theatre learned while a BFA Actor (graduated 1990), will pair wine selections with each play. Available by the glass at our concession, Gallini’s Bar, in the lobby of the Frederic Wood Theatre or the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts bar for Lion in the Streets, sip before and during intermission when applicable, to enhance your experience of live performance!

With Sicily as the setting for this play, including some Sicilian sipping options was a must. While we may think of Sicily as a warm area producing silky reds like the Zabu ‘Il Passo’, they actually make a lot of quaffable whites like the Montalto Pinot Grigio.  The Campo de Borja Garnacha is from Don Pedro’s homeland in Aragón and there isn’t a more classic match to go with Shakespeare than ‘sack’, the old English word for Sherry.

  • Zabu ‘Il Passo’ Nerello Mascalese/Nero d’Avola Sicily, Italy
    Two local Sicilian grape varieties make up this dense red with black fruit flavours
  • Montalto Pinot Grigo Sicily, Italy
    Mineral with pear and apple aromas
  • Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja, Spain
    Garnacha grows well in Aragón’s dry climate, giving dark raspberry and spice aromas
  • Williams & Humbert ‘Dry Sack’ Sherry, Spain
    Warming, fortified  wine with nuts and dried fruit flavours

LION IN THE STREETS BY JUDITH THOMPSON

Lion in
the Streets
by Judith Thompson

Directed by Michelle Thorne
Jan 17–Feb 2, 2019, 7:30 pm
Telus Studio Theatre

LION IN THE STREETS BY JUDITH THOMPSONLion in the Streets
By Judith Thompson
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Michelle Thorne

Award-winning, Canadian playwright, Judith Thompson’s seminal play, Lion in the Streets (1990), is a cumulative play whose central character, Isobel, is the ghost of a murdered, nine-year-old, Portugese girl. Returning to the neighbourhood, seventeen years after her death, young Isobel drops into the lives of her neighbours and reveals the hauntingly raw underbelly of human nature. Ultimately hopeful, Lion in the Streets devours with devastating beauty.*

*Contains adult themes and language and therefore, may not be suitable for younger audiences.

January 17 – February 2, 2019, 7:30 pm
Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd.
Preview: January 16
Opening: January 17
Talk Back: January 18
Performances Wednesday – Saturday

Wine Pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW:

UBC Theatre and Film is thrilled to be announcing wine pairings for each of our shows created by alumna Barbara Phillips WM! Barbara has read the plays and based on her knowledge of theatre learned while a BFA Actor (graduated 1990), will pair wine selections with each play. Available by the glass at our concession, Gallini’s Bar, in the lobby of the Frederic Wood Theatre or the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts bar for Lion in the Streets, sip before and during intermission when applicable, to enhance your experience of live performance!

The Portuguese Canadian nature of the play made wine matching easy as both countries make such delicious wines.  For immigrants from wine producing countries like Portugal, traditional wines like the white from Vinho Verde and red from the Dão are an important link to their culture.  For Canadian wines, we celebrate BC with the Gehringer Riesling and Bartier Bros. Merlot.

  • Quinta do Ameal Loureiro Vinho Verde, Portugal
    The grape variety Loureiro is said to add laurel leaf scents to this Atlantic coastal wine
  • Grão Vasco Dão, Portugal
    Delicious, everyday red with a savoury character
  • Gehringer ‘Private Reserve’ Riesling Okanagan Valley, Canada
    Walter and Gordon Gehringer made their first vintage in 1985
  • Bartier Bros. Merlot Okanagan Valley, Canada
    Merlot, with its dark plum and herbal notes, is the most widely planted grape variety in BC

PRINCE HAMLET FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET

Prince Hamlet from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Adapted and Directed by Ravi Jain
Produced by Why Not Theatre, Toronto
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 23-26, 2019, 7:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday
Matinees: Saturday, January 26, 1:30pm, Sunday January 27 1:30pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

PRINCE HAMLET FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLETPrince Hamlet
Adapted and Directed by Ravi Jain
From William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Produced by Why Not Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast, breathing new life into the 400-year-old play by challenging traditional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his father and the hasty remarriage of his mother to his uncle – brother to the King, and also his murderer – Hamlet undertakes the harrowing task of avenging his father’s untimely death. Combining English and American Sign Language, this groundbreaking production creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and deaf audiences.

January 23 - 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
Matinees: Saturday, January 26, 1:30 pm; Sunday, January 27, 1:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.

NAKED CINEMA V A COLLECTIVE CREATION

Naked Cinema V
A Collective Creation

A Collective Creation by Acting and Film Production Students
Directed by Bart Anderson
Jan 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
Vancity Theatre

NAKED CINEMA V A COLLECTIVE CREATIONNaked Cinema V
Directed by Bart Anderson
A collective creation by Acting and Film Production students

Students from Acting and Film Production, spearheaded by the award-winning Bart Anderson, come together to create something especially audacious: a new feature film inspired by Lars von Trier's Dogme 95 Manifesto that is stripped of all cinematic artifice.

Jan 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.

GOLDRAUSCH BY GUILLERMO CALDERÓN

GOLDRAUSCH
by Guillermo Calderón

Directed by Jenny Larson
March 14-30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

GOLDRAUSCH BY GUILLERMO CALDERÓNGOLDRAUSCH by Guillermo Calderón
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Jenny Larson 

Renowned Chilean Playwright/Screenwriter/Director Guillermo Calderón has gone wild within Swiss modernist Blaise Cendrars’ novel Gold (1925) about the opportunistic Johann August Sutter. A film within a play, premiered in 2017, GOLDRAUSCH is a comedy with music journeying through film director Oskar’s efforts to make a film about the man who started the Gold Rush Fever of 1848: the “Emperor of California”. Mixed with classic country and Mexican banda songs, GOLDRAUSCH is the story of rampant jealousy, greed, and ambition run amuck as duelling actors fight for their close-ups in Oskar's magnum opus.*

*Contains adult themes/language and therefore, may not be suitable for younger audiences.

March 14 - 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
Preview: March 13
Opening: March 14
Talk Back: March 20
Performances Wednesday – Saturday

Wine Pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW:

UBC Theatre and Film is thrilled to be announcing wine pairings for each of our shows created by alumna Barbara Phillips WM! Barbara has read the plays and based on her knowledge of theatre learned while a BFA Actor (graduated 1990), will pair wine selections with each play. Available by the glass at our concession, Gallini’s Bar, in the lobby of the Frederic Wood Theatre or the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts bar for Lion in the Streets, sip before and during intermission when applicable, to enhance your experience of live performance!

GOLDRAUSCH presents a lot of wine pairing opportunities because its imagery takes us to different settings around the world. First of all, when we think of the Gold Rush, we think of California so why not enjoy a gold flecked Chardonnay with the play? Playwright Guillermo Calderon is Chilean and so is the delicious and classic Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon.  With all the references to the Rhine in the play, we had to include a Rhein wine and, finally, a Merlot made from grapes grown close to Venice, the setting for the premiere of GOLDRAUSCH.

  • Wente ‘Morning Fog’ Chardonnay California, USA
    Toast, apple and pear notes with a smooth texture
  • Santa Rita ‘Medalla Real’ Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo, Chile
    Great depth of flavor with cassis, sweet herbs and bitter chocolate notes
  • Leitz ‘Dragonstone’ Riesling Rheingau, Germany
    Zesty, off-dry Riesling with lime and fresh floral notes.Wine Pairings, Theatre, Main Stage Season, Krapp’s Last Tape, Much Ado About Nothing, Lion in the Streets, GOLDRAUSCH,
  • Donini Merlot Venezie, Italy
    Medium bodied red plum aromas

 

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