When a crusty, down-on-his-luck WW2 veteran reluctantly makes the trip to Juno Beach to honour his brother Chester, his encounter with a precocious ten-year-old challenges the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts. Born at Pacific Theatre in 2002, Jake has spent the past three years playing to standing ovations all across Canada – and now he's coming home! The most charming, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud-funny one-woman-shows you'll ever see.
Written and performed by Julia Mackey.
Directed by Dirk Van Stralen
The most theatrically pure show I have ever seen. A stunning performance. [ CBC ]
I never did nothin’ special,' grunts Jake during an overdue visit to his brother’s grave. Mackey’s gift of remembrance is a powerful rebuttal. Don’t miss it. [ Winnipeg Free Press ]
Best Drama, Best Solo Show, Best Female Performer: [ Victoria Fringe ]
Best of Fest: [ Edmonton Fringe Festival ] [ Winnipeg Fringe Festival ]
Rikers Island. Two men sit in solitary confinement, 23 hours a day. Lucius Jenkins is a serial killer who awaits execution, Angel Cruz stands accused of a murder he doesn't believe was a crime. One has found God, the other needs to find himself. Visceral, gritty, harrowing – an uncompromising drama about contradiction, contrition and hypocrisy by the author of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Director: Angela Konrad.
Fire-breathing. A probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars, it has the courage of its intellectual restlessness. Written in flame. [ New York Times ]
Ventures into the terra incognita of contemporary theatre – theatrical and intellectual waters for which others lack the temerity or strength to tread. Layered with humor and passion. [ Curtain Up ]
When a young Jewish prodigy paints The Brooklyn Crucifixions, the reaction of his Orthodox community forces a terrible decision – between family and vocation, between his love for God and his desperate need to make art. A poignant coming of age story, as intimate as a family dinner and as vast as a young man's dreams. Heartbreaking, triumphant.
Director: Morris Ertman.
Featuring: Katharine Venour and Gio Macibob.
A truly beautiful theatrical experience. Ninety fast-moving minutes that sparkle with life. [Talkin' Broadway]
A marvelous evening of theatre: intimate, sincere, magical. [ Philadelphia City Paper ]
Journey back to the days when radio was king, as Yolanda and Percival B. Frank present their annual Christmas show before a live studio audience. On-air magic and off-stage romance combine for a show as comfy as a cup of mulled cider and a plate of sugar cookies. Comedy, music and good cheer from the author of Cariboo Magi, Chickens, Holy Mo and Espresso.
Cast: Damon Calderwood, Seana-Lee Wood, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Tracy Neff, and Ben Elliott.
Frangione's merry little Christmas show overflows with the warmest sentiments of the holiday season. A family-friendly, nostalgic romp. [ Canoe.ca ]
A guest production by Midnight Theatre Collective.
New Years Eve, 1989. Two South Africans, a black security guard and a white soldier, meet at a travelling amusement park. A powerful exploration of guilt and damnation, truth and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. From the author of Master Harold... and the Boys.
Director: Anthony F. Ingram.
Cast: Tom Pickett, Michael Kopsa.
Cathartic. Soul-cleansing. [ British Theatre Guide ]
Intense and eloquent. [ Los Angeles Times ]
When a widowed Episcopal minister hires an agnostic gay man as her scholarly assistant she may have found the missing link in an estranged relationship with her wayward son. Mixing sexual politics with spiritual contradictions, her motivations are called into question when secrets from the past begin to surface. A powerful exploration of faith and fear, The Busy World is Hushed probes the passions and distortions of religion, relationships, and the human heart.
Director: Richard Wolfe.
Cast: Gina Chiarelli, Sebastian Kroon, Adam Bergquist.
Five Stars...Searching, perceptive and absorbing...
[ Time Out New York ]
Hearts and souls are tangled and torn, God is abused and praised, and the audience is left in a state of contemplation. [ Theatredogs ]
Ladies, bring a friend and come enjoy a beautiful summer evening while learning how to build your confidence!
This outdoor workshop is being held at Trout Lake (John Hendry Park)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Learn how to live a happier and more fulfilled life by discovering your inner strength, your authentic self, developing a positive self-image, gaining self-respect and having the confidence you’ve always wanted and start living the life you deserve!
Learn what AUTHENTIC confidence is all about and how to live a happier and more fulfilled life by discovering your inner strength.
There is NOTHING more powerful than confidence!
And confidence is a skill ...that anyone can learn, at any time, regardless of your past life experiences.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to gain confidence
- How to project confidence
- Confidence building skills
- The components of confidence
- The importance of self-love
- How to determine your values
- How to identify your fears and overcome them
- Personal responsibility and the Law of Attraction
- The importance of positive body image
- Positive decision making
Exciting news about our song ! Created from my poem "Rise Up Women" and Rene’s music!
“I will playing with the band on "Canada Day" Festival July 1st. We'll be playing in Kensington Park (Knight & 33rd Ave) at 12:30 PM. I will also sing our song "Rise Up Women".
Come celebrate Canada Day at Kensington Park in Vancouver!
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Matas
signing the book Bloody Harvest: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs
Wed., June 2 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library -Peter Kaye Room
350 West Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
“It's important for more attention to be paid to this issue so that every person is aware that the communist regime in China is engaged in this type of ghoulish crime.”
- U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher
David Matas, senior legal counsel for B’nai Brith Canada and a member of the Order of Canada, and former Canadian cabinet minister and crown prosecutor David Kilgour were nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for their intensive investigation over a four-year period into the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Their work had culminated into Bloody Harvest: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs, which was published in late 2009.
Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline consisting of moral teachings, a meditation, and four gentle exercises. At the core of Falun Gong are the values of truth, compassion, and forbearance. However, it has been banned in China since 1999 even though it has proven to benefit both the physical and mental health.
WOMEN'S CARDIO KICKBOXING BOOTCAMP
May 2010 Registration Now Open
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