(Yeah, I’m still alive… if barely posting.)
I’m psyched about going home (“out East”) in December for a magical Real Christmas with Snow week – ticket not yet booked – and amidst the flurry to be able to catch the Neptune Theatre production of “Oliver!”
This led to a search for theatres in Vancouver supplying a season of original plays because, personally, none of the Arts Club productions piqued my interest. (By all means check out their 2006/2007 Season and the other theatres making up the Vancouver theatre scene.)
In this search, I learned about Gateway Theatre in Richmond and would be beyond pleased to catch the four plays that have caught my eye –
* The Fly Fisher’s Companion – Could an evening get more fun than being privy to conversations between two old farts with a centry of life experience between? This play has a Maritime/Cape Breton influence since it is from there the playwright hails.
* Emily – Yes, that is “Emily of New Moon” Emily and they are bringing the musical that has been wildly successful at the Charlottetown Festival. Emily (and Anne) and Lucy Maud Montgomery are quintessentially Canadian and this will be a perfect Christmas-time play. (Note the Maritime origin of this play!)
* Having Hope at Home – This looks like one of those heartstrings-tugging quirky plays that you leave with a better, albeit by unconventional means, understanding of love, family, and life.
* Fish Eyes – The beauty of living in a city with such a strong Asian community is that a play featuring South Asian dance will find its way into mainstream theatre productions. An “East Meets West” story – it definitely has me piqued.
Gateway Theatre [hp]
6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC. V7C 3V4