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In January 2018, Pi Theatre brings David Greig's The Events to the stage of the Russian Hall, presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

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 draws on community choirs from the Metro Vancouver area for participation; each performance, a different choral group shares the stage with the show’s two actors. This work of art about a community torn apart is an act of community engagement, prompting discussion as well as catharsis. In its compassion, its inclusivity and its spirit of inquiry, The Events is 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

Featuring: Luisa Jojic and Douglas Ennenberg, accompanied by Mishelle Cuttler and twelve of Metro Vancouver's community choirs. Click here for the list of choirs.

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 will take place after every show. Click here for the list of speakers.

VocalEye services will be available for both shows on January 27th. 

Venue: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue

Tickets are $26 for January 17 preview and 2pm shows & $31 for 8pm shows. All tickets are general admission and will have a service fee of $3 added.

There's no need to print off the receipt, your tickets will be waiting at the box office.

The show runs approximately 85 minutes with no intermission.

Contains adult content and material that some audience members may find confronting.

Presented with

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


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