VITAL SPARK THEATRE
presents

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF

by Liz Lochhead


directed by Joan Bryans

February 17 - March 11
Thu - Sat at 8pm

$12
Preview: February 16 at 8pm
Matinées: February 19 & 26, March 5 & 11 at 2pm


Tickets - $25/$20 available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door

Reservations: 604-224-8007 ext 3
Information: vitalsparktheatre.com
Liz Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off is a Scottish classic, studied at the Grade 12 level in Scottish schools. Yet it is no stately text but a raw, rough telling of a tale so often told from the English side, where the focus is on Elizabeth the First and Mary gets short shrift, appearing usually as a mere caricature. But here the emphasis is on Mary, past Queen Consort of France, Queen of Scotland since she was 6 days old, and on how she tries to control a land riven with sectarianism, with plots and counterplots, while continuing to be a passionate and beautiful woman of flesh and blood. In what has been called her "scavenging eclecticism of language", Lochhead sets out a tale of a queen who has failed to learn what Elizabeth did, that a queen must rule with her head not her heart. But, as one critic puts it, " Lochhead turns her attention to this period of history with a distinctive pen and style that refuses to fall into anti-English sentiment nor introspective mush" (Donald Stewart, 2013).

Back: Erin Morgan Front: Geneva Perkins Kurt Maguire and Erin Morgam


Back: Bethany Stanley
On floor: Alexander Lowe

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
presents

THE TRAIN DRIVER
by Athol Fugard

Directed by Adam Henderson


March 24 - April 16

Thur - Sun at 8pm

Preview: March 23
Matinées: April 2 & 16 at 2pm
(no evening performance)
Talkback: March 30

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE or call 604-224-8007 ext. 2

Credit Cards accepted.
(We do NOT ACCEPT debit cards)

YOU CAN NOW PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL
Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train on the track between Philippi and Nyanga on South Africa’s Cape Flats. After a fruitless journey through shanty towns, he encounters an old gravedigger named Simon who helps the desperate man unburden his conscience. Based on a true story, Athol Fugard’s beautiful and haunting The Train Driver is a soulful exploration of guilt, suffering, redemption, and the powerful bonds that grow between strangers. “Brave, confrontational and tender... Essential theatre viewing.” Sunday Times, South Africa.



ACE PRODUCTIONS EQUITY COLLECTIVE
presents


END OF THE RAINBOW
by Peter Quilter

direted by Gordon Roberts

Starring Janet Gigliotti as Judy Garland


April 26 - May20
Tues through Sun at 8pm


(Previews: Apr 26 & 27 Opening: April 28)
Matinées: May 6, 13, 20 at 2pm
Talkback: Thursdays


Tickets: $30
Seniors/students: $25
Preview: $20 - $25

Tickets are available from brownpapertickets.com

It is 1968 and Judy Garland, the once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback.  But off stage, Judy is battling with her young new fiance, her devoted accompanist, and her destructive reliance on drugs and alcohol.

End of the RAINBOW is a play with music filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit and once-in-a generation voice. This musical features Garland’s most memorable songs: “The Man that Got Away”, “Come Rain or Come Shine”, “The Trolley Song” and of course “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.


Some of our patrons are allergic to perfume and scented grooming products (women's perfume, men's cologne)
Please be considerate.

Disabled Parking available adjacent to the entrance of the theatre.

Lobby Visual Arts Exhibit


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