Main Stage Season

UBC Theatre and Film’s 2019/20 Season: Passion and Power!

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UBC THEATRE & Film presents the 2019/20 season: BECKETT 19: or some such semblance by Samuel Beckett, Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude; Timothy Findley’s The Wars Adapted by Dennis Garnhum, Directed by Lois Anderson; The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, Directed by MFA Director Luciana Silvestre Fernandes; Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry, and Ben Caplan, A 2b theatre company production, presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival; Naked Cinema VI, Directed by Bart Anderson; Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch, Directed by Sloan Thompson.

SUBSCRIPTIONS – On sale July 31, Adult: $80, Senior: $56, Student: $32

SINGLE TICKETS – On sale Aug.15. Adult: $24.50, Senior: $16.50, Student: $11.50

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BECKETT 19: or some such semblance by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Gerald Vanderwoude

Gerald Vanderwoude directs BECKETT 19: or some such semblance with Beverly Bardal, Deb Pickman, Joe Procyk, Cam Cronin, Chris Humphreys, and Norman Young.

The 21st annual UBC Theatre Alumni Fundraising Event, supporting the Peter Loeffler Memorial Prize, Beckett 19: or some such semblance showcases five pieces from Beckett’s oeuvre that challenge, delight, and inspire. Come for the theatre and stay afterwards for the cake, the bubbly, and the always spirited discussion!

September 25 – 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

Timothy Findley’s The Wars Adapted by Dennis Garnhum 

Directed by Lois Anderson

Adapted for the stage in 2007 by Dennis Garnhum (MFA Directing, 1993), Timothy Findley’s The Wars, his 1977 novel that won the Governor General’s Award for English Language Fiction, retains its beautifully poetic storytelling.

When Robert Ross, a tender-hearted idealist, trades his comfortable Canadian life for the nightmare world of trench warfare in World War I, we watch his slow unravelling. Timothy Findley’s The Wars takes us deep inside the mind of a soldier and catapults us into the bloody battlefield showing us cruelty, heroism, terror and honour.

November 7 – 23, 2019, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
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The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William RowleyThe Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Directed by MFA Director Luciana Silvestre Fernandes

“She that in life and love refuses me,
In death and shame my partner she shall be.”

A tale of hidden sexual desires, bloody deeds, and characters who realize their intentions are less than pure, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling is one of the darkest and most sensual of the 17th century English tragedies.

The beautiful Beatrice, falls hard for Alsemero, who shares her feelings but Beatrice’s marriage to Alonzo de Piracquo, approved by her father Vermandero, is planned. Being a Jacobean tragedy, the solution turns to murder. Despite being repelled by his disfigured face, Beatrice enlists her father’s servant De Flores to do the deed, little realizing that he lusts after her and will refuse money, preferring, and eventually insisting upon, payment of another kind.

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

January 16 – February 1, 2020, 7:30 pm
Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry, and Ben CaplanOld Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry, and Ben Caplan

A 2b theatre company production, presented with
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Touchstone Theatre

“I have been labeled as a wanderer
this is not the case
I have a home
it’s just that it’s an inconvenient place right now”

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humorously dark folk tale woven together with a high- energy concert. This Klezmer music/theatre hybrid, starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan, is inspired by the true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. It’s about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It’s about refugees who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. And it’s about looking into the eyes of God.

2b is a Halifax-based, internationally-acclaimed theatre company creating works for the regional, national, and international stages. Artistic co-directors Christian Barry and Anthony Black share a commitment to create, develop, and produce new work that is distinguished by innovation in staging, polish in design, and virtuosity in performance.

January 24 – 25, 2020, 7:30 pm; Sunday, January 26, 1:30 pm;
January 28 – 30, 2020, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

Naked Cinema VI

Directed by Bart Anderson
A collectively created, feature film by Acting and Film Production students

Students from UBC Theatre and Film Acting and Film Production come together to create something especially audacious: a new feature film developed collectively from scratch and stripped of all cinematic artifice inspired by Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 Manifesto.

Jan 27, 2020, 7:30 pm
Vancity Theatre

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch

Directed by MFA Director Sloan Thompson

“Most importantly, this play should not be well behaved.”
(Stage Direction)

A non-linear, post-modern, manifesto, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch (2014) reacts ferociously to different aspects of life as a woman: sex, marriage, work, family responsibility etc. Radically critiquing our oppression of the feminine voice and body, each self-contained episode connects thematically, not through tiny steps, but through a rioting race of deconstructing language, symbols and institutions.*

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

March 12 – 28, 2020, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre

 

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