We're so excited to let you know about our new program, Movin' On Up! Movin’ On Up will feature two brand new one act plays by two local, emerging (and very talented) playwrights, Scott Button and CR Packer. Scott Button’s play, Better is a claustrophobic thriller and a dissection of class in our contemporary world. Better features Vancouver theatre veterans, Dawn Petten and Katharine Venour. CR Packer’s play, Avril, Finallyrevolves around a funeral and three men brought together in unlikely circumstances. Avril, Finally features the talents of Sebastian Kroon, Byron Noble and Robert Salvador. The two plays will be directed by local directing star, Chelsea Haberlin. Movin’ On Up-Staged Readings takes place at the CBC Studio 700 on August 23rd, 2014. We'll alaso have a really fabulous silent auction with prizes worth over $2000! (Prizes include Car2Go, Modo, the PNE, Starbucks, Pacific Breeze Winery and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among others!)
Better, by Scott Button: Laurie is a night janitor. Victoria is a marketing executive. On the surface, these two women couldn't be more different. It seems like the only thing they have in common is that they both work for Symax, a large congolomerate. At the end of a long workday, they get trapped together in a stalled elevator. Victoria is convinced they've never met. Laurie, on the other hand, distinctly remembers a chance meeting they had over four years ago - an encounter which changed her life forever.
Avril, Finally, by CR Packer: In a spare room in the basement a church, three men happen upon each other in an effort to escape the reception of the funeral they have all just attended. Matthew is there to mourn his wife; Greg and Thomas, their ex-girlfriend. Over the course of the play, these men get stoned, shout, rage, laugh, and piss each other off, in the search for the answer to the question of whether or not we can ever really know our lovers’ inner lives. What does death reveal about them?
Saturday, August 23rd at 8pm | Venue: CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street