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2012 - 2013

Productions
at the
JERICHO ARTS CENTRE
Sept 7 – 30, 2012
Preview: Sept 6 ($10.00) Opening: Sept 7
Talkback: Sept 13

Canadian Première
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Adapted by Roger Parsley from E.M. Forster

Director: Sarah Rodgers
In this bright, funny and absorbing adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel we see characters,brought together by chance, fumble their way through love, dislike, belief and social niceties, and watch an array of fascinating and intriguing characters come to terms (or not!) with a changing world.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

October 11 - 27
Tues - Sat: 8pm
Previews: October 9 - 10
Matinée: Sunday, October 21 at 3pm

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Directed by Ryan Mooney Music Direction by Vashti Fairbairn.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

Nov 9 – Dec 2
Preview: Nov 8 ($10.00) Opening: Nov 9
Talkback: Nov 15

PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Noël Coward
                     
Director: Adam Henderson
No playwright captures the sophisticated wit of the era between the two world wars like Noël Coward. Present Laughter, an audacious comedy, is true to fashion. Garry Essendine, a popular and pampered actor, is busily making preparations for an extended tour.  His apartment is invaded by a beautiful but stage-struck youngster. When his wife, his partners and his numerous admirers arrive, Garry is hard pressed to escape an embarrassing and easily misinterpreted situation. With typical Coward repartee and dazzling wit, he sidesteps complications and mounting confusion.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

December 3 - 9

CHRISTMAS NUTS IV
The return of The Comedy Company and their Seasonal Revue 'Christmas Nuts IV'. A fast paced comedy special featuring parodies ala Celine Dion, The 3.5 Tenors, Ziggy Sawdust, and lotsa Politically Incorrect Sketches. Ideal for Corporate and Private Functions. The laughs are on us.

THE COMEDY COMPANY

Jan 3 - 13
Preview: Jan 2

THE GAY MAFIA

David C. Jones the man behind the award winning comedies The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abrdiged) and A Twisted Christmas Carol comes The Gay Mafia - an improvised "hit" comedy. A group of eccentric characters try to inherit the Don's chair by being cleverer and funnier than the others. Featuring: The Bobbers.

QUEER ARTS COMPANY

Jan 25 – Feb 17, 2013
Preview: Jan 24 ($10.00) Opening: Jan 25
Talkback: Jan 31


World Première
HECUBA
a new version by Nicholas Kilmer from Euripides
Director: Charles Siegel

After the Trojan War Hecuba, former Queen of Troy, is about to be led back to Greece and a life of slavery.  She appears to have lost everything, but we humans always seem to have more we can lose.  Reaching out to grab us over a span of more than two thousand years, the play includes vivid arguments about how the dictates of religion and politics conflict with our sense of justice and human dignity. An astonishing, elemental play.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

February 28 - March 16
Wed - Sat: 8pm
Previews: February 26 - 27
Matinée: March 10 at 3pm

THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH
Set in the mid-20th century in Eldritch, Missouri, a decaying Bible Belt town that once was a prosperous coal mining community, it focuses on the murder of the aging local hermit. Everyone in the community has a motive. Told in flashbacks and flash forwards, the audience learns that not everyone in the small community is what they appear to be.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS


Mar 29 – Apr 21
Preview: Mar 28 ($10.00) Opening: Mar 29
Talkback: Apr 4


North American Première
THE PRINCE'S PLAY
a new adaptation by Tony Harrison from Victor Hugo

Director: C.W. (Toph) Marshall
Victor Hugo’s tragic story of the deformed jester who tries to protect his daughter from the sexual advances of the prince is here brilliantly adapted by Tony Harrison, Britain’s leading verse playwright, and is presented at UP in its North American première. The original was banned in France on its opening night for its radical critique of the rights of the king, and was the play that inspired Verdi’s opera Rigoletto.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

May 9 - 18
Preview: May 7 & 8
Opening: May 9

A NIGHT ON BROADWAY

A Night on Broadway will celebrate all the classic and new shows from the Great White Way. With banter and stories shared in between this evening will take you to Broadway itself with some of the Lower Mainland's brightest musical theatre talent.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

May 23 - 25
Preview: May 22
Opening: May 23
Matinée & Talkback: May 25

1/4 LIFE CRISIS
1/4 Life Crisis is a hilarious, energetic one-woman show about the challenges and disappointments faced by twenty-somethings (and up) navigating their way through life. FRIGID Festival New York Audience Choice Award Winner 2010. "...hysterically funny and honest.... Ward strikes just the right balance between boldness and fragiity, whimsey and frustration. ...impeccably well written and entirely relatable." - Theatromania, Toronto.

8 MONKEYS PRODUCTIONS

June 7 – June 30
Preview: Jun 6 ($10.00) Opening: Jun 7
Talkback: Jun 13

Canadian Première

WE ARE THREE SISTERS
by Blake Morrison

Director: Sandra Ferens   
Finding solace in their own thoughts and the austere beauty of the surrounding moors, the Bronte sisters cast their eye over the world with searing intensity – hopeful and honest, scathing and funny, beautiful and beguiling. And as is made abundantly clear, these are women ahead of their time and deep down they know it. Despite, by their own admission, knowing nothing of life, they are wiser and wittier than more educated and more cosmopolitan souls.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
July 12 - August 10

Three plays in repertory

Previews: July 9 & 11 Opening: July 12 at 8pm
Regular Performances: July 18, 21, 23, 31, August 3, 5, 10 at 8pm
Matinées: July 20, 27 & 28 at 2pm
Talback: July 31
WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by Thomas Middleton
A Jacobean tragedy penned by one of the most successful and prolific playwrights of the Jacobean age. The play is based on the life of Bianco Capello, the mistress, and later the second wife of Francesco de' Medici.

Previews: July 15 & 17 Opening: July 19 at 8pm
Regular Performances: July 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, August 1, 6, 8, 9 at 8pm
Matinées: August 3, 4 at 2pm
Talback: July 24
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by Aaron Sorkin
A fictionalized account of the invention of television by Philo Farnsworth, and the theft of the design by David Sarnoff, the president of RCA by the Emmy Award winning author of The West Wing, and Oscar winning author of The Social Network.


Previews: July 8 & 10 Opening: July 13 at 8pm
Regular Performances: July 16, 26, 30, August 4, 7 at 8pm
Matinées: July 21, August 10 at 2pm
Talback: August 7
THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE
by Mark Twain
A wry, satirical take on Creation by one of the best loved of American authors. With the publication of his autobiography in 2010, Mark Twain became one of the few authors to appear on bestseller lists in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

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