Graeme McComb, Benjamin Elliott, Hannah Johnson, Anton Lipovetsky & David Hudgins tell us why we should check out
The Park – A Musical
Part of: STEW – 4 Delicious Recipes for New Theatre
Presented by: Studio 58 at Langara College (link)
by Hannah Johnson
Directed by Patrick McDonald
Ray is the good son desperately trying to keep up appearances. Liz is the troubled daughter who’d rather be anywhere else. While their mother’s wake falls apart in the next room, the siblings struggle to come to terms with her death and make sense of their own lives. Wounds are opened, lies are unearthed, and truth is ultimately brought to light in this darkly witty story about family, forgiveness, and facing the future.
by Rachel Aberle
Directed by Courtenay Dobbie
The teenage years can be so unkind, particularly if you’re a sixteen year old half- human, half-frog girl trying to figure out where you belong in the world. All her life, Milmish has known that she’s different, and her years attending UnSchool have convinced her that that is not okay. Milmish can hold her own against a demanding mother and a twisted professor, but when a new student comes to UnSchool, she begins to question what she stands for, and who deep down she wants to be.
THREE SEATS IN A ROW
by Katherine Swinwood
Directed by Amiel Gladstone
Alex is infatuated with Sean. Matt is obsessed with Alex. Matt is married to Alex’s mother, Carolyn. Peter is stuck with Alex’s bedridden grandmother, Gwen. Confused? Three Seats in a Row.Duplicity, deceit and the clipping of toenails.
THE PARK, a musical
by Benjamin Elliott, Hannah Johnson & Anton Lipovestsky
Directed by David Hudgins
One of the world’s most powerful developers, Gabriel Fines has set his sights on Vancouver’s Stanley Park to turn it into the city’s newest and most expansive parking lot. Chaos ensues as two courageous Vancouverites, John (a humble Stanley Park employee) and Geena, (a blood thirsty activist) attempt to collect 100,000 signatures before Gabriel does. Will they find a way to halt the destruction of their beloved park? The Park is a story about new beginnings, redemption and love, all to music.
Click here for the official The Park Blog
Click here for music from The Park on MySpace
Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College, presents STEW, 4 new recipes for delicious theatre (previously known as FourPlay) running in repertory from January 27 to February 7.
This popular festival of one-act plays features original work by Studio 58 students under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky and directed by four of BC’s finest. And for the first time the line-up includes an original musical!
All tickets ONLY $11.00!
WARNING: These plays may contain nudity, coarse language and adult themes.
To make reservations please contact Tickets Tonight on-line at www.ticketstonight.com or by phone 604.684.2787.