Wednesday, November 19, 2014

nov 9-29 | speed the plow | craig erickson

PT regular Craig Erickson is performing in David Mamet's SPEED THE PLOW this month!

When a hugely bankable star agrees to appear in a sure-fire commercial hit, film producers Bobby Gould (Craig Erickson) and Charlie Fox (Aaron Craven) are convinced this is the break of a lifetime. That is until Karen (Kayla Deorksen), a temporary secretary, derails the dream. When she persuades Bobby to dump the blockbuster in favour of a story which can only be described as box-office poison, Charlie is forced to resort to desperate measures.

Directed by David Mackay.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

nov 4 | gerard manley hopkins | regent college

The Incarnational Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Richard Austin, a British actor who has spent much of his life years studying and performing the poetry of Garard Manley Hopkins, will be presenting Hopkins's work in a free public reading at 4:30 in the Regent chapel on Thursday, Dec. 4

"The World is charged with the grandeur of God"

“God's word uttered in himself is Christ the Word; uttered outside himself it is the World.”

[Mary] . . .Gave God's infinity
Dwindled to infancy
Welcome in womb and breast,
Birth, milk, and all the rest. . .

dec 14 | tidings | holy trinity church

Our landlords, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, are hosting a Christmas concert on December 14th in the afternoon.

Monday, November 17, 2014

dec 7 | vancouver bach choir

Looking for a chance to take in some choral hymns this Christmas?  Our friends at the Vancouver Bach Choir will be singing some of our favourites.  Below is a note from them about the event.

There’s nothing like the heartwarming sound of holiday carols to mark the festive season. These classic melodies are a benchmark signalling the anticipated arrival of merriments to come, and evoking fond memories of Christmases past – crisp winter nights joyfully whiled away with friends and family around crackling fires.

In celebration of this warm and cheerful sentiment comes the joyous and inspiring holiday concert Christmas with the Bach Choir from award-winning symphonic choir, Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC). A favourite tradition among loved ones to recognize and rejoice the holidays, Christmas with the Bach Choir offers a spirited afternoon of treasured carols and captivating seasonal works in one of Vancouver’s finest performance venues, The Orpheum.

Running December 7 at 2pm, this exquisite concert will bring together the entire expanse of the acclaimed VBC organization, from the tiny Piccolo Choir (ages 5-7) to the award-winning Adult Choir. These voices – more than 400 combined to comprise one of Canada’s largest choral organizations – will fill the breathtaking Orpheum Theatre with holiday favourites such as Do You Hear What I Hear? and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, among many others.

An anticipated highlight for many is the opportunity for audience members to join in with the choir members through rousing sing-alongs interwoven throughout the performance.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the VBC’s Children’s Chorus and Youth Choirs. This special occasion will be recognized by the premiere of a newly commissioned work written by Kathleen Allan and conducted by Bruce Pullan, founding Music Director of this singular, choral education program.

Christmas with the Bach Choir runs Sunday, December 7 at 2pm at The Orpheum. For ticket information, please visit or call 604.696.4290.

subway stations of the cross | seats added

You keep buying tickets to SUBWAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS, so we keep finding ways to fit more of you in!  Last week we added a Sunday matinee, and now we have added 13 floor seats to each performance. 

Book your tickets now online or over the phone at 604.731.5518.

Friday, November 14, 2014

subway stations of the cross | benefit performance

We are thrilled to announce that Ins Choi is generously donating all of his proceeds from the Thursday, November 20th performance of SUBWAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS to Union Gospel Mission.

performance to benefit Union Gospel Mission
Thursday, November 20 at 8pm
Buy tickets here.

Learn more about Union Gospel Mission here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

brandon bate video | twu

As you may already know, many of our apprentices come from Trinity Western University's theatre program.  They recently created a Bachelor of Fine Arts program, and our apprentice Brandon Bate is one of its first graduates.  Here's a video they created to promote the program, featuring Brandon who will be on stage tonight in the apprentice production of ALMOST, MAINE!

Brandon Bate, SAMC Theatre from SAMC on Vimeo.

Brandon will be performing in this season's apprentices first project of the year alongside Kayla Heselwood and Shona Struthers, directed by Eleanor Felton.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

subway stations of the cross | photos

Check out a couple of photos of SUBWAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS from Ins Choi.

nov 13-26 | tim clayton | beatles

Tim Clayton's wife is Gina Chiarelli, long-time PT actress (Agnes Of God, The Fever) recently celebrated for her performance in Master Class. 

ladies and gentlemen... the beatles!
artist reception | sun nov 16 @ 4-7pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

nov 21-30 | late company | katharine venour, michael kopsa

PT regular (and board member) Katharine Venour and Michael Kopsa will be performing together in Touchstone Theatre's LATE COMPANY later this month.

By Jordan Tannahill

One year after a tragedy, two couples sit down to dinner. Far from finding the closure they seek, the dinner strips bare their good intentions to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy. A funny and moving exploration of a hot button issue, rendered in dynamic dialogue by an exciting young writer.

November 21– 30, 2014
Vancity Culture Lab (The Cultch)
1895 Venables St.