The Events is an incendiary exploration of a tragic contemporary phenomenon. The play features Claire, a priest and choir leader who has survived a mass shooting. Shattered and bereft, she looks for answers that may lead to some kind of affirmation of hope and faith. In this soul-searching work, the presence of the choir represents the most beautiful aspects of our shared humanity.
Pi drew on community choirs from the Metro Vancouver area for participation; each performance, a different choral group shared the stage with the show’s two actors. This work of art about a community torn apart was an act of community engagement, prompting discussion as well as catharsis. In its compassion, its inclusivity and its spirit of inquiry, The Events was an act of resistance—an act of love.
“The Events pulls off the trick of being both chilling and immensely warm-hearted” – Sunday Times
Playwright: David Greig
Composer: John Browne
Director: Richard Wolfe
Costume Design: Connie Hosie
Lighting Design: Brad Trenaman
Design Consultant: Alan Brodie
Music Supervisor: Mishelle Cuttler
Production Manager: Jayson McLean
Stage Manager: Jethelo E. Cabilete
Movement Advisor: Jo Leslie
Choir Coordinator: Davey Calderon
Dates: January 17 - 20 and 23 - 27 at 8pm
January 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 2pm
A discussion took place after every show. Click here for the list of speakers.
VocalEye services were available for both shows on January 27th.
Venue: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue
Tickets were $26 for January 17 preview and 2pm shows & $31 for 8pm shows. All tickets were general admission and had a service fee of $3.
The show ran approximately 85 minutes with no intermission.
Included adult content and material that some audience members may find confronting.