2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017


2014 - 2015

Productions
at the
JERICHO ARTS CENTRE
Sept 5 – 28, 2014

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Longtime bachelor Sir Peter Teazle has married the woman he adores. Unfortunately, she may adore his fortune more! While the husband and wife navigate the tangles of married life, gossip and intrigue are the order of the day. A biting satire characterised by its attacks on hypocrisy, sexually promiscuous themes and witty dialogue.


UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
October 8 - 25

CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

Music by Michael Gore - Lyrics by Dean Pitchford - Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King


Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.


FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS
Nov 7 – 30

FACTS
by Arthur Milner
An intense psychological drama, a meticulous police procedural, a history lesson, and a debate encompassing key aspects of the Israel-Palestine conundrum – Canadian playwright Arthur Milner fits all these into a high energy and sensitive play. Aside from the fact that the plays drama reflects an ongoing debate over the lack of objectivity in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict, it is still a chilling and taut political-crime thriller that is an exciting piece of drama on its own merits.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
December 5 - 23

THE GLASS MEANGERIE

by Tennessee Williams
A fresh and poignant take on Tennessee Williams’ classic. Directed by esteemed Vancouver theatre artist Shawn MacDonald, this production brings together established and emerging artists to give Williams’ beloved memory a sharp contemporary spin
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December 26 - January 10

SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILLY
by Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Katie Forgette
This thrilling adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic finds Sherlock Homes matching wits against his most deadly nemesis - Dr. Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson team up with England’s wittiest playright, Oscar Wilde, to solve the Case of the Jersey Lilly.

THEATRE CROSSING
Jan 23 – Feb 15, 2015

PRIVATE LIVES
by Noël Coward
Elyot and Amanda: divorced five years ago, both happily remarried and on their respective honeymoons in France. Life is bliss. However as chance would have it they are both honeymooning at the same hotel in France, and in adjacent rooms! When the two couples meet the atmosphere begins to crackle. Coward at his best... sparklingly witty and deliciously wicked.


UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
March 4 - 14

MOZART & SALIERI March 4 -14
Adapted by David Newham, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic text
Musical Score & Composition by Daniel Doerksen
Mozart & Salieri is an avant-garde musical adaptated from Alexander Pushkin’s classic tale of genius, jealousy and murder. Featuring three of Canada’s best multi-disciplinary performance artists in a classically inspired “knock-your-socks-off” entertaining musical, this is Mozart as you’ve never seen or heard him before.

SEVEN TYRANTS THEATRE

Mar 27 – Apr 19

WELCOME TO THEBES

by Moira Buffini
Thebes: an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, a volatile army - and ruled by a woman, the first democratic president. Eurydice promises peace but, without the aid of Theseus, the leader of a vastly wealthy state, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. Inspired by ancient myth, but set in the present day. A passionate exploration of a clash between the world’s richest and the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.


UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
APRIL 29 - MAY 16

INTO THE WOODS
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim - Book by James Lapine
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favourite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.


FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

June 5 – June 28

THE IMAGINARY INVALID
by Molière
An aging hypochondriac with a miserly streak, Argan decides that he can get all the medical attention he craves, at no cost, by marrying off his daughter to a doctor. Unfortunately for him, his gold-digging wife, his insolent maid and his rebellious young daughter have other ideas. Classic Moliere!


UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY'S SUMMER FESTIVAL


July 16 - August 8
Three plays in repertory


THE CHILDREN’S HOUR Opening: July 16
by Lillian Hellman

Concerning a scandal at a private girls’ school, Hellman bravely dramatizes the scars and cycles of abuse which result not only from lying but also from ignorance and cowardice. Its themes are still timeless and hard-hitting. Poetic without being obscure or pretentious, the dialogue is crisp and direct.

FROST/NIXON Opening: July 17
by Peter Morgan

David Frost’s interviews with Richard Nixon drew the largest audience ever for a news interview. Could this British talk-show host, with no known political convictions and a playboy reputation, be the one to elicit an apology from the man who committed one of the biggest felonies in American political history?

‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE Opening: July 18
by John Ford

Compassionate and disturbing, John Ford’s great story of doomed love – told in scenes that combine intense reflection with explosive violence – enters the most challenging moral territory of all.