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2013 - 2014

Productions
at the
JERICHO ARTS CENTRE
Sept 6 – 29, 2013

THE HABIT OF ART
by Alan Bennett
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend W.H. Auden. The play looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men and at the ethics of biography, reflecting on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passions spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
October 8 - 26

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
The biggest cult musical of all time arrives just in time for Halloween at the Jericho Arts Centre. Following on the heels of last year Little Shop of Horrorsand previous hit Sweeney Todd this sexy, dark, comedic and electrifying story gets the full FCP treatment as the audience will be put right in the middle of the action at the JAC.


FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS
Nov 8 – Dec 1

Canadian Première
CLOSURE
by Ron Blicq

Donald Barlow, who lives in Nottingham, England, decides to search for his father who was a visiting Canadian serviceman during World War II. Donald engages a search agency to find his father. But when the agency does find him the elderly man vehemently denies his involvement with Donalds mother and refuses to meet the man who claims to be his son.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
December 2 - 7

2 FOR TEA
England's critically acclaimed physical comedy duo lures you into their delightfully bizarre world with their innocence and endearing chemistry.Their respective idiosyncrasies and the peculiar formalities of their tea rituals bring vitality to the mundane, turning an ordinary tea party into a fantastic wonderland of stimulation and play.

LIFE & DEPTH
2014
Jan 3 - 12

REBEL WOMEN
A poor cotton mill worker, a Viceroy of India's daughter, an illiterate cockney housewife, a Canadian graduate, are called to battle by a diminutive lady, as battle scarred and hardened as any grunt. The front line of the militant suffragettes contained a motley bunch of women. Join them as they are swept up in the maelstrom that will alter their lives forever, cause governments to fall, and shape democracy for us all.

VITAL SPARK THEATRE
Jan 24 – Feb 16

THE PITMEN PAINTERS
by Lee Hall
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters. A true story made into a heartwarming play.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
March 4 - 14

BEGGAR'S OPERA
In David Newhams' exciting adaptation of John Gay's classic script, the action is jam-packed into ten explosive fantasias - each a unique, live theatrical music video - coming together to realise an opera distinctly for the modern age. The music is performed live with a trio of musicians and the cast of 15 performs on a range of classical and modern instruments


SEVEN TYRANTS THEATRE

Mar 28 – Apr 20

THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Simon Webb
Nell Trent, a child-orphan of thirteen, must take care of her ailing grandfather. Dragged into debt by his dissolute grandson, he has turned, as a last resort, to the trollish loan shark, Daniel Quilp - one of Dickens' most engagingly wicked and enduring characters. This play is stuffed to capacity with danger, hope, laughter, tears and a deep faith in peoples fundamental goodness.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
APRIL 29 - MAY 17

SPRING AWAKENING
The Tony Award-winning musical gets a new look and feel courtesy of Fighting Chance Productions. This coming of age story is as relevant as when the play was written over one hundred years ago. Don't miss this electrifying cast singing this fantastic music!


FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

June 6 – June 29

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais, adpated by Adam Henderson
A comic masterpiece, the play continues the jolly tale of the barber of Seville. It begins with The Count insisting on his right to sleep with his servants bride. But Figaro is a clever common man who uses his wits to overcome the aristocrats who press him down. The plot is pure romance. The true lovers must leap over obstacles planted by powerful enemies.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
July 11 - August 18

Three plays in repertory

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Martin McDonoagh

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
by John Webster


THE NORMAL HEART
by Larry Kramer


ENSEMBLE THEATRE COOPERATIVE