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
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Set Design: Jergus Oprsal
Jessie Richardson Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: David Marr
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...
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...
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...
Launched Oct 27, 2011, Obstructionscontinues to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits, as organized and produced by theProgress Labof indie theatre-makers!
Each participating Obstructionscompany 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...
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...
Easter Island. Is it a confounding mystery or one of the greatest environmental tragedies of modern times? William Maranda's The 8th Land is a play written in the classic Greek style of Aeschylus with music and dance, masks and chorus. Set on Easter Island in a time when the plentiful palm forests of that land have been reduced to one lone palm tree, the last ruler of the "Eighth Land" contemplates the future of his people and his obligations to his gods.
Jessie Richardson Award: Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition, Pepe Danza
Flutter from one site-specific show to the next, with DJs, dancing and more theatrical social networking.
Pi’s piece, House/Home, will be directed by Artistic Director Richard Wolfe. For House/Home each audience member is given a key to 577½ Great Northern Way and is invited to drop by for a visit. Using music, burlesque, poetry and movement, Pi explores the surreal matrix of our most private spaces...
Carole Fréchette has written this highly acclaimed modern fairytale that explores the challenges of making a romantic connection in today’s insular society. Beatrice places an ad: “Well-to-do young heiress is seeking a man who will interest, move and seduce her.” She sits in her downtown tower waiting. When John climbs the stairs with an answer to her ad, the games really begin.
Director: Del Surjik
Starring: Vincent Gale and Karen Rae
Set Designer: Yvan Morissette Lighting Designer: Adrian Muir Sound Designer: Patrick Pennefather Projection Designer: Tim Matheson Costume Designer: Karen...