1675 Discovery Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4K5

Friends of Jericho Arts Centre
Board of Directors
Chairman: Adam Henderson
778 883 2241

in the park by the beach

1675 Discovery Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4K5

Friends of Jericho Arts Centre
Board of Directors
Chairman: Adam Henderson
778 883 2241

Current Season

All shows are at 8pm, unless otherwise indicated

2020-2021 Season
September 10, 2020 - October 4, 2020

United Players – A Hundred Words for Snow directed by Tamara McCarthy

Preview: Thursday, September 10th
Opening: Friday, September 11th
Talkback: Thursday, September 17th
Matinees: Sundays at 2:00 pm

When Rory’s father dies, she decides to undertake the journey to the North Pole that he always dreamed of taking himself. Drawing on the explorers of the past, Rory undertakes the journey of a lifetime. This one-woman play explores global warming, growing up, and what it means to venture into the snow.

* an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

United Players of Vancouver

Live performances suspended under COVID-19 health order until December 7th, set to resume Thursday, December 10th through Sunday, December 13th. Watch online until Sunday, December 6th. For more information, contact info@unitedplayers.com.

November 12, 2020 - December 6, 2020

The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) directed by Keltie Forsyth

Preview: Thursday, November 12th
Opening: Friday,  November 13th
Talkback: Thursday, November 19th
Matinees: Sundays at 2:00 pm

In 1740, Antonio Vivaldi is commissioned to teach a woman to play violin before the King of France … in six weeks’ time. Is such a performance possible? And why would either agree to this? In this lush and resonant play by Canadian Mieko Ouchi, the challenges of teaching and the beauty of music are laid bare.

United Players of Vancouver

 

What the Buddha Never Taught by Martin Adam

July 2, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Guest Company – What the Buddha Never Taught

What the Buddha Never Taught is a musical celebration of the western encounter with Buddhism. Based on the book by Tim Ward, our story is set in a fictional international monastery populated by an assortment of western practitioners. The play takes audiences on a high-spirited musical ride through uncharted philosophical and spiritual waters. Eastern and western horizons fuse and open into silence.

A suspicious suicide greets an idealistic Canadian philosophy student upon arrival at an international Buddhist monastery, upsetting his plans for a life of quiet meditation. Intimations of murder, romance, and religious fascism wreak havoc in the young seeker’s mind as illusions are shattered and enlightenment achieved.

January 22, 2021 - February 14, 2021

United Players – She Sells Sea Shells by Helen Eastman directed by Sarah Rodgers

 

Preview: Thursday, January 21st
Opening: Friday,  January 22nd
Talkback: Thursday, January 28th
Matinees: All Sundays at 2:00 pm (Janury 24 and 31, February 7 and 14)

When she was twelve, Mary Anning discovered the first ichthyosaur, and she became an important, if forgotten, paleontologist. Known primarily from the children’s tongue-twister that she inspired, Anning’s life challenges us to see the beauty buried in the stones beneath our feet.

United Players of Vancouver

April 30, 2021 - May 22, 2021

Cauldron written and directed by Barbara Ellison

Preview: April 29; Opening April 30 (Wed-Sat)
Talkback: May 5
Matinées: Sundays at 2pm, Sat May 22

A wild woman on a blasted heath tells Macbeth that he will be king. Who is she and why did she say that? Morag MacDonald – a midwife and healer – must take responsibility for that ominous prophecy, so when she finds the old scold’s bridle she was once forced to wear, Morag must first set the history straight and then fight to keep Macbeth’s ambition in check.

Vital Spark Theatre

March 26, 2021 - April 18, 2021

United Players – Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson directed by Laura McLean

Henrietta Leavitt worked for the Harvard Observatory as a human computer in the early 1900s, in the course of which she discovered how to measure the distance between stars. Silent Sky explores the sacrifice and passion she brought to our understanding of the universe.

 

United Players of Vancouver

 

June 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021

United Players – The Here and This and Now by Glenn Waldron directed by Lauren Taylor

Four pharmaceutical reps work on their pitch for the miracle drug they are asked to sell. This play lays bare the ethics of marketing medications, where style and substance must compete with each other. Things take a darkly comic turn when it turns out the drug could have saved the world.

 

United Players of Vancouver