Thursday, October 08, 2015

help us get $10,000 from the aviva community fund

We have a long history of working with new playwrights, developing stories, and including staged readings and world premieres of new scripts in our season.  Plays like ESPRESSO and JAKE'S GIFT have originated at PT, and this season we have not one, but three world premieres!  Developing new work is key to what we do, and we are in the running to get $10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to help support our playwright development program.

Voting is easy! Just go to our page on the Aviva Community Fund, and click "Vote Now!" You'll need to do a quick registration with the site, and we'll be well on our way to being awarded $10,000 towards new playwrights.

That's not all! You get 18 votes total and can vote once per day. It doesn't take long, and can make all the difference in the world.


smoke on the mountain | preview tonight!

Tonight is the pay-what-you-can preview for SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN!  Tickets can be bought in advance for $13.99, or show up at the door and pay what you can.

Monday, October 05, 2015

smoke on the mountain | bill monroe and the bluegrass boys

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN opens on Friday.  In the meantime, we are getting right into that sweet bluegrass sound!  Here is a little taste of history: one of the first bluegrass bands ever, Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys.

Friday, October 02, 2015

november 18-28 | the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds | chris lam, james coomber, phil miguel, jonathan kim

A tonne of our PT family are involved in this upcoming production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. The show is Directed by Chris Lam (100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW), with Sound Design by James Coomber (MOTHER TERESA IS DEAD, THE FOREIGNER), Technical Direction from Phil Miguel (PT's very own Technical Director), and Lighting Design by Jonathan Kim (DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA).

November 18-28
Tickets $20 | available at

“We want to represent a multi-racial canvas for which theatre works, new and old, can be interpreted.”

Merciless matriarch, Beatrice and her daughters, Tillie and Ruth live in undesirable conditions, and as Beatrice tries to come up with a quick scheme to bring in more money, she is haunted by her past failures. Tillie is invited to compete in her school’s science fair, presenting the aforementioned title of the play, thus introducing a small beacon of hope in this family’s future.

"Let's start with a single, simple word. Power…I don't know of a better (play) of its genre since The Glass Menagerie…" —NY Post.

“For me aesthetically, seeing a piece of theatre that is culturally diverse is on many levels much more interesting, more artistically stimulating […] to see something that will provide them with aesthetic pleasure and if it reflects the actual diversity of our urban mosaic in a way that’s amusing, sexy, entertaining, that will definitely draw people in a way we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”—Chris Gatchalian, Artistic Producer of The Frank Theatre (Vancouver)

Director/Designer: Chris Lam
Produced by Lissa Neptuno and Chris Lam
SM: Jasmin Sandhu
Lighting: Jonathan Kim
Incidental Music: James Coomber

Laara Ong, Julie Leung, Lissa Neptuno, Lynda Shioya and Anais West

Skylight Gallery 168 E Pender St.

November 18-28 
(Wednesday-Saturdays) 8 pm

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smoke on the mountain | subscriber appreciation saturday

One of our favourite things we do for our subscribers is Subscriber Appreciation Saturdays.  After the first Saturday matinee of all our mainstage productions we have a special value-added event for our subscribers where we delve into some deeper element of the art of the show.  Coming soon is our first one with SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN.

Subscriber Appreciation Saturday
Saturday, October 10 - following the matinee performance

Join Ron Reed in conversation with Smoke on the Mountain director Sarah Rodgers where they'll delve into directing.  Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

throwback thursday | the spitfire grill

A week away from opening night of the Midnight Theatre Collective's guest production of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, we are looking back at the last time this crew took over our stage with THE SPITFIRE GRILL.  Another offbeat musical set in a small American town - perhaps they've found a theme?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

smoke on the mountain | advance photos

Check out the promo shots of the Sanders Family Singers for SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, provided by the good folks of the Midnight Theatre Collective.