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On Stage - Georges Boivin
ON STAGE

Western Gold Theatre presents one Mainstage Production and two On Our Feet (OOF!) Staged Readings per year.

Our Mainstage production is the anchor to our season, offering exciting, vibrant, and thought-provoking theatre starring some of the top seasoned theatre artists in Vancouver.

On Our Feet (OOF!) Stage Reading Series offers four performances of each play with all the hallmarks of a full production: intricate blocking, designed sets, costumes, and music. The only difference is that the actors carry their scripts. We meet Tuesday and open Friday; after 30 hours of rehearsal, we’re up and running!

Mainstage Productions

Ballad of Georges Boivin image of cars on a road

The Ballad of Georges Boivin

Written by Martin Bellemare
Translated by Jack Paterson with Johanna Nutter
Directed by Jack Paterson
November 10 – 28, 2021
Evenings: Wed – Sat @ 7:30 pm
Matinees (from Nov. 14): Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun @ 2:00 pm
PAL STUDIO THEATRE – 581 CARDERO STREET, VANCOUVER

We’re back live! Coming up in November, Western Gold is proud to present the English language world premier of Martin Bellemare’s The Ballad of Georges Boivin.

At 77, Georges Boivin decides to “give the dice a roll.” Georges just lost his wife, the “centre of his universe.” He’s terrified “he no longer exists for anyone.” But there is life after 70, and it must continue even after great loss. With his three friends, all of them the same age, he sets out on a road trip from Québec to Vancouver in search of his first love whom he hasn’t seen in 50 years.

STARRING
Jay Brazeau and John Innes alternating as Georges Boivin in repertory

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
View the performance schedule here (PDF)

ARTIST BIOS
Read bios of all the talented artists involved in The Ballad of Georges Boivin here (PDF)

Vaccination is required for entry. See our Covid Policy here.

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Seventeen

by Matthew Whittet
Directed by Michael Fera
Date November 3 – 20, 2022
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Western Gold presents the North American premiere of Matthew Whittet’s ground-breaking play Seventeen in which veteran stage actors take on the roles of teenagers and revisit what it is like to be young and on the brink of life at a pivotal moment.
Picture a school playground after the end of the very last day of school just before everyone moves on. As dawn approaches, through a fog of cheap beer dreams are shared, insecurities aired, and secrets spilled. For each character it is a phoenix moment—everything is about to change! But tonight, they drink, they dance, they shout, and they love. Seventeen provides a sense of déjà vu and brilliantly turns our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.

On Our Feet (OOF!) Staged Readings

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Funny Money

by Ray Cooney
Directed by Anna Hagan
Date March 25 – 27, 2022
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier! Henry Perkins accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase—one full of money! Assuming it’s illicit cash, he keeps it and rushes home to book one-way fares to Barcelona. But then, a detective rings the doorbell . . . uh-oh! A man with bullet holes in his head and Henry’s briefcase were found in the Thames. Madcap hilarity ensues!

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Triumph of Love

by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux, adapted by Stephen Wadsworth
Directed by Anna Hagan
Date June 24 – 26, 2022
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

You’ll love this splendid translation of a classic Marivaux comedy about love! Written in 1732, it follows a princess as she adopts the dress and prerogatives of a man, invades the retreat of a rationalist philosopher who hates love, and wins the prince of her dreams. Gender confusion is pivotal in the hilarious situations that ensue as the emotional stakes rise. The language is magnificent and the characters fascinating, including Marivaux’s adaptation of the wily idiot Harlequin.

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

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Phone: 604-363-5734

Email: info@westerngoldtheatre.org

Mailing Address:
101-1516 East 1st Avenue,
Vancouver BC V5N 1A5

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Vancouver Theatre Companies
Vancouver Theatre Companies
Live Plays Vancouver
Live Plays Vancouver
The Humber Foundation

The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

McIlwaine Stewart Family Fund

McLean Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We deeply thank them for so generously allowing us to live, work, and play on their beautiful lands. 

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