We are excited to announce the selected plays for our Fall Play Reading Series! Drumroll please....
Shanghai Black Beer by Chris Lam
Friday, October 30, 2015
Julio. Sarah. Edith. Derek. Four young Asian twenty-something’s navigating through a landscape of dysfunctional relationships, sex, violence, identity, language and karaoke. Directed by Milton Lim.
Serious Dude by DBH Montgomery
Friday, November 6, 2015
A certain mayor. A certain street-level confidant. A certain reporter. And, a certain video of said mayor smoking a certain derivative of powder cocaine. (Crack. It’s crack). These are the ingredients of the play a politically-conscious anti-oppressive alt-alt-theatre troupe is trying to stage, despite the unhelpful presence of its white-dude author. Sparks fly onstage, off-stage, and into a glass pipe. Fun for the whole family—if your family happens to be a right-wing political dynasty. Directed by Brian Cochrane.
Small Change by Mack Gordon
Saturday, November 7, 2015
As a coin passes hands, we catch a glimpse into many lives. Maxine and Will are breaking up. Diane is having an intervention for her husband. Geraldine is a germaphobe. Can anybody ever really change? Directed by Katrina Darychuk.
Mrs. Lana Greer by CR Packer
Friday, November 20, 2015
In an interrogation room, a woman answers difficult questions that we cannot hear. Is she to blame for her son’s abuse? Mrs. Lana Greer is a meditation on neglect and culpability, and the uneven remainders of abusive relationships. Directed by Jamie King.
Two Thirds by Julie McIsaac
Friday, November 27, 2015
Equal doses quirky comedy and moving drama, Two Thirds explores the strained relationship between working mom Ellen and stay-at-home dad Andy. The couple has decided to divorce, but nine year-old Janey – who only has eyes for pet cat Slinky Malinki – seems oblivious to the tension between her parents. When Janey’s oddball energy and obsessive behaviour are revealed to be symptoms of a much bigger problem, Ellen and Andy must reexamine their commitment to their family, and to one another. Directed by Sabrina Evertt.
All readings will take place at the Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, at 9:30pm (post-show of either Tender Napalm or 52 Pick-up. Admission is by donation (suggested $5).
See you at the theatre!