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BECKETT 18: IT ALL…AH WELL BY SAMUEL BECKETT

Beckett 18: it all…ah well by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude
September 27-29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

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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.

September 27 - 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
Performances Wednesday – Saturday
Wine/Show pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW

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/Show pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW

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/Show pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW

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/Show pairing by alumna Barbara Phillip MW

 

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