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A Reading Series of Québécois Plays in English Translation.

Co-produced with Ruby Slippers Theatre
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FEATURING

In the Ring by Jean Marc Dalpe (Translated by Robert Dickson)
Marcel Pursued by the Hounds by Michel Tremblay (Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco)
Sisters by Marie Laberge (Translated by Rina Fraticelli)
The Tale of Teeka by Michel Marc Bouchard (Translated by Linda Gaboriau)
A Giant in the Land of Men by Suzzanne Lebeau (Translated by Shelley Tepperman)
Wedding Day at the Cromagnons by Wajdi Mouawad (Translated by Shelley Tepperman)
Stone and Ashes by Daniel Danis...

Director: Sandhano Schultze

Part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival 1995

Catalan Connection

Pi Theatre, in association with, Tant per Tant Saskatoon, PTC Vancouver and Playwrights' Workshop Montreal present: Catalan Connection.

Exploratory readings of plays by three dynamic new voices from Catalonia, Spain.

The primary purpose of this project is to introduce playwrights and their work to audiences and theatre professionals in the international arena and to create interest in producing their plays. We will co-present three discovery readings of three Catalan plays in Vancouver. The plays will also be read in Saskatoon and Montreal and next year three Canadian plays will be read in...

Visions of Vancouver

In the spirit of New York, I Love You, and Paris Je T'Aime, sets of short films inspired by the theme of place, Pi Theatre brings you four short plays inspired by our fair city.

The plays were written by five of Vancouver's most exciting playwrights as part of the Vancouver 125celebrations, Visions of Vancouver is inspired by the style of old-time radio broadcasting.

Pi has created podcasts of the live performances and they are now available to stream or download from our website free of charge here.

Visions of Vancouver

Featuring:

Carmen Aguirre, Patrick Keating, Jennifer Mawhinney and...

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...

Except in the Unlikely Event of War

Set in a world where war and waste are necessary and authoritarian power is the binding force of society, Sean Devine's Except in the Unlikely Event of War is scathing satire on the politicization of art and media and the instability of truth.

Developed over the course of Sean Devine's artistic residency with Pi Theatre, this will be a workshop of the play in-progress.

December 15th, 2011 8:00pm
CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC.

Directed by Richard Wolfe

Cast:
Kathleen Duborg
Alex Ferguson
Vincent Gale
Todd Thompson

Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. If you...

Set in a world where war and waste are necessary and authoritarian power is the binding force of society, Sean Devine's Except in the Unlikely Event of War is scathing satire on the politicization of art and media and the instability of truth.

Developed over the course of Sean Devine's artistic residency with Pi Theatre, this will be a workshop of the play in-progress.

December 15th, 2011 8:00pm
CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC.

Directed by Richard Wolfe

Cast:
Kathleen Duborg
Alex Ferguson
Vincent Gale
Todd Thompson

Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. If you...

Except in the Unlikely Event of War is a scathing satire on society's dependency on war, the oppressive threat of message control, and the mutability of truth. Sean Devine’s astonishing new play is in development with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at Pi Theatre this season.

"Art is a Weapon!" 

Except in the Unlikely Event of War is inspired by the best selling 1967 publication "The Report from Iron Mountain" (dubbed the "greatest literary hoax of all time"), and by the modern media phenomenon known as "controlling the message". Sean Devine's script is a scathing satire dealing with the...

Playwright: Peter Turrini
Translated by Sandhano Schultze and cast

 

Director: Sandhano Schultze

Starring: Pat Bermel and Helen Denhaan

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A review from our archives...

WELCOME TO MY HELL-HOLE

TOM HAWTHORNE meets the actor who stares despair in the face in the play Ratz

RATS stare from the black void that is Pat Bermel’s private little hell. The hell is a pit of busted toilets, old tires, litter, a car cannibalized for parts. The slick red neon of a Rainier beer sign shines sickly off drab walls. It is a home of loathing and self-hatred. He blasts the rats with a long-barrelled revolver...

No Exit

Playwright: Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit was written in 1944 and first performed in France shortly before the German occupation troops left Paris. It is a "philosophial melodrama" set in a unique kind of hell. The three characters need each other in order to create some illusion about themselves. Since existence for Sartre is the ability to create one's future, the opposite of existence is hell where man has no power to create his future. Therefore, Sartre's definition of mans fundamental sin is when the picture of a man has of himself is provided by those who see him, by the distorted image of...

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