Why 'Waiting for Godot' before Alice in Wonderland?
I was just editing a theatre version of Alice in Wonderland, when I realized that Alice was pure nonsense. My German mind turned on and a big question started to hang all over the work, 'how can I present a play made of total nonsense, doesn't it need an interpretation or a focus ?'
Waiting for Godot explicitly illustrates the folly of life, and the senselessness (nonsense) of our lives. I am no longer interesed as an artist and a human...
Playwright: Elizabeth Herring Director: Sandhano Schultze
Awards: Jessie Richardson Award nomination: Outstanding Performance (supporting) - Sharon Anderson
Written by Seattle playwright, Elizabeth Herring, Babies, Broads and Bread presents thirteen different women --very different women-- in spare, tightly drawn vignettes that have plent to say to and about all of us. And happily enough, these women say it with humour and heart, not passion and polemics.
The thirteen vignettes deftly define each woman's view of life, and her place in the world. There's the aging pitchwoman selling...
Clearly something other than money drives members of a theatre Co-op. The members of this Co-op are no exception. We work not only as creative artists. We are fund raisers and publicists. We put up posters. We sell advertisements and tickets. Noone guarantees our salaries. We share equally any box office profit or loss. Why do we do it?
Quite simply, from our first readings of this deeply human and brilliantly theatrical play, Athol Fugard has had us by the throat. He was driven by six photographs. Photographs of a White...
Cast: Stella: Sylvia Almerling John: John MacLaren
Promises Made in Bed is Sylvia's first attempt at writing for the theatre and my first stab back at it after quite a few years absence. Promises in no way attempts to speak for all women, but it is very candid, and it provides, I think, a theatrical window for men and women to see into at least one woman's love.
The goal was fun, laughter, honesty, and compassion. During the writing and rehearsing of this play there have been weeks of...
An Equity Co-op presented by Pink Ink / Vancouver Little Theatre
Playwright: Daniel Thierrault Director: Stephanie Kirkland
Battery tells the story of Rip, owner of Rip's Electric Shop, his girlfriend Brandy, and his dim-witted shop assistant, Stan. Such is Rip's faith in the wonders of electronics that he subjects Stan to home-made shock treatments, all in the name of love. Using the motif and metaphor of electricity, Thierrault conducts us into a fantastic world that illuminates the limitations and dangers of a mechanistic view of life.
An Equity Co-op presented by Pink Ink / Vancouver Little Theatre Director: Sandhano Schultze
Cast: Frau Bergmann: Karen Elizabeth Austin Melchior Gabor: Scott Bellis Frau Gabor: Judith Berlin The: Cindy Block Herr Gabor / Doctor Seltzer: Alec Burden Georg Zirschnitz / Teacher: Cavan Cunningham Masked Man / Rector Sunstroke: John Destrey Hanschen Rilow: Gregory Ragle Ernst Robel: Mike Stack Martha: Shelley Sullivan Ilse: Patricia Tedford Ina: Beata Van Berkom Wendla Bergmann: Lezlie Wade Mortiz: Allan Zinyk
Set Designer: Susan Madsen Assistant Set Designer: Darla Zary...
Cast: Miranda: Pat Armstrong Leslie: Ellie Harvey Alicia: Celine Lockhart Social Worker: Sarah Rodgers
a review from our archives...
ROCKY PLAY LEAVES CAST HIGH AND DRY
by LLOYD DYKK
ELEMENT OF FIRE Pink Ink/Vancouver Little Theatre to Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m.
SASKATCHEWAN writer Sharon Butala’s new play Element of Fire is for four actresses and it leaves every one of them stranded high and dry. About the only ting to be said for it is that it has good intentions. Well, you assume they must be good, but the play is so unskilfully cobbled...