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Visions of Vancouver

Inspired by the style of old-time radio broadcasting, Visions of Vancouver is a series of four short plays commissioned to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary.

The plays were performed live at CBC Studio 700 in October 2011. Recordings of those live performance are available here free of charge.

Gather the family around the computer and listen together or download them and listen to them on the go. Each play will only be available for six months so listen while you can!

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The Thin Veneer by Kevin Loring

The Thin Veneer takes an...

Bashir Lazhar

Pi Theatre kicked off its 2008-2009 season with the Western Canadian premiere of the English translation of Evelyne de la Chenelière's Bashir Lazhar.

Directed by Richard Wolfe
Featuring David Marr
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Awards
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Set Design: Jergus Oprsal
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: David Marr
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Bashir Lazhar is a substitute teacher from Algeria who must bring his grade six class through a trauma that mirrors his own. This celebration of courage is told with humour and conviction in a new translation by Morwyn Brebner...

John & Beatrice

Pi Theatre Productions and Persephone Theatre present the return engagement of Carole Fréchette's John & Beatrice, directed by Del Surjik and starring Vincent Gale and Patricia Drake.

Nominated for four Jessie Richardson Awards including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Production, Pi Theatre's John & Beatrice is back by popular demand. Vincent Gale reprises his Jessie-nominated performance alongside Patricia Drake who takes over the role of Beatrice in this highly acclaimed modern fairytale that explores the challenges of making a romantic connection in today's...

Pi Theatre, with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Touchstone Theatre presents a Native Earth Performing Arts production of Daniel David Moses's Almighty Voice and His Wife.

Written in 1991, Almighty Voice and His Wife tells the story of a Cree man, jailed for killing a cow without a license for his wedding feast. Upon threat of hanging, Almighty Voice escaped, leading to a man hunt that lasted over a year. In the process, Almighty Voice became a martyr and a legend.

Part love story, part minstrel show, Almighty Voice and His Wife is by turns heartwarming, shocking...

A Place Called Whisper

Launched Oct 27, 2011, Obstructions continues to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits, as organized and produced by the Progress Lab of indie theatre-makers!

Each participating Obstructions company submits to to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee who will command them to create their next production around limitations inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier. The obstructions for each company are developed in secret by their peers - a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making...

Obstructions

Pi Theatre is bravely rising to the challenge presented by our peers. We've received our obstructions and now, we're going to create theatre for children!

Part of Progress Lab's wildly popular Obstructions series, saw Pi creating a piece according to the following parameters:

  • Pi must make a show for an audience of young children with at least one child under 12 in the cast.
  • The piece must incorporate use of structured improvisation and audience participation.
  • It must be unsophisticated.

A Place Called Whisper: Circus of Stolen Dreams played to sold-out houses for two performances only, the...

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

Pi Theatre with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York presents Radoslaw Rychcik and the Stefan Zeromski Theatre of Poland's production of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields.

Director Radosław Rychcik’s contemporary vision of French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltes' play In the Solitude of Cotton Fields features 2 actors in black suits backed by the talented musicians of The Natural Born Chillers. The action follows the Dealer and the Client as they conduct an seemingly illicit and unnamed deal. Featuring Wojciech Niemczyk & Tomasz...

Between the Sheets in Victoria from January 29 - 31.  What secrets will you learn?

Pi Theatre, in association with Theatre SKAM, presents Jordi Mand's Between the Sheets, an intimate after-school drama that takes place in a real classroom in Victoria where you'll witness a parent-teacher interview you won't soon forget. It's a nails-on-chalkboard lesson where fiction meets reality. Drive to George Jay at Richmond Elementary School as the characters would have done. Park in the school parking lot and walk into the building as you might in the course of your normal lives. Feel the tangible...

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