On Stage A Doll's House Part 2

A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
Tom McBeath, Melissa Oei, Tebo Nzeku
Photo by Javier Sotres

A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
Tom McBeath, Melissa Oei, Tebo Nzeku
Photo by Javier Sotres

A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
Tom McBeath, Melissa Oei, Tebo Nzeku
Photo by Javier Sotres

ON STAGE

ON STAGE

ON STAGE

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

Our Mainstage productions offer 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!

 

A ZOO OF A FUNDRAISER!
In support of Super Seniors

Vancouver Theatre Companies

 

The Zoo Story – A Reading

By Edward Albee
Featuring Kathryn Shaw & Perry Schneiderman
Directed by Marcus Youssef
Sunday, March 3 @ 2:00pm
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

YOUR LAST OF A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!!

Go to the Zoo with Kathryn Shaw and Perry Schneiderman!

Director, writer, and actor Marcus Youssef is putting his old acting teachers Kathryn Shaw and Perry Schneiderman through their paces in a one-off reading of Edward Albee’s classic The Zoo Story in support of the world premiere of Kathryn’s new play Super Seniors presented by Western Gold June 6 – 23, 2024.

Written in 1958, The Zoo Story is theatre legend Edward Albee’s first play. Initially rejected by American producers, it premiered in Berlin in 1959. From its first production off-Broadway in 1960, this iconic play has been a landmark in American theatre history. It concerns two characters, Peter and Jerry, who meet on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. Peter is a wealthy publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. Jerry is an isolated and disheartened, yet witty and observant individual, seeking a meaningful conversation with another human being.

When Marcus suggested this show, Kathryn’s response was, “Are you crazy? I’ll be dead before I finish memorizing the Story of Jerry and the Dog —a huge monologue in the middle of the play. Relieved she only had to read it, she agreed to undertake the challenge with her friend Perry.

Tickets are just $50 and include the reading, a glass of wine, refreshments, and a reception following with foods that are sure to put you in a New York state of mind!

 

WESTERN GOLD’S
2024 SEASON

 

OOF! (On Our Feet) Staged Readings

Vancouver Theatre Companies

She Stoops to Conquer

By Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Anna Hagan
March 15 – 17, 2024
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Performance Times
Friday, March 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 2:00pm

The origin of the phrase, “Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies”, this comic masterpiece is a lighthearted farce celebrating misunderstandings, entanglements, well drawn characters, rapid fire text and full-on belly laughs!

Cast (click on names to read bios)

Terence Kelly: Mr. Hardcastle
Colleen Winton: Mrs. Hardcastle
Dave Campbell: Tony Lumpkin
Denyse Wilson: Miss Kate Hardcastle
Annabel Kershaw: Miss Constance Neville
Alexander Forsythe: Young Marlow
Jacob Leonard: Sir Hastings
Keith Martin Gordey: Landlord/Sir Charles Marlow
Stephen Heatley: Diggory
Michael Fera: Roger
Chaeli Smith: Maid

Creative and Production Team (click on names to read bios)

Glenn MacDonald: Set Designer
Ingrid Turk: Stage Manager
Chaeli Smith: Assistant Stage Manager
Andrej Stanojlovic: Lighting Technician

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Hilda’s Yard

By Norm Foster
Directed by Anna Hagan
May 10 – 12, 2024
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Performance Times
Friday, May 10 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 11 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12 @ 2:00pm

Set in 1956, Hilda’s Yard is a delightful heartwarming and relatable family comedy that proves that there will always be a significant weight to an empty nest.

 

Mainstage Productions

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Super Seniors

By Kathryn Shaw
Directed by Anita Rochon
June 6 – 23, 2024
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Performance Times
Evenings Wed – Sat @ 7:30pm
Matinees Thurs, Sat & Sun (from June 8) @ 2:00pm

Ever wonder what it would be like to be alive and kicking at 105? In this new comedy, Kathryn Shaw takes you to the Fairfield Residence to meet three women over the age of 105 who have differing responses to their extraordinarily long lives. Based on experience with her own ancient family members, the writer brings insight and humour to the conundrum of extreme old age.

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Alice in Wonderland

The Manhattan Project

Created and originally directed by Andre Gregory
November 7 – 24, 2024
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Performance Times
Evenings Wed – Sat @ 7:30pm
Matinees Thurs, Sat, Sun (from November 9) @ 2:00pm

Revisit this beloved classic –revamped! Follow Alice as she dives headlong down the rabbit hole where shadows linger around every bend, and madness waits at the end of every path. Alice comes face-to-face with the likes of the temperamental Red Queen, the eccentric Humpty Dumpty, the enigmatic White Knight, and a host of other unusual characters. It is an exuberant, funny piece of pure theatre, full of truth and an uncanny pertinence to our own topsy-turvy times.

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

Vancouver Theatre Companies

Contact Us

Phone: 604-363-5734

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

PO Box 93513,
Vancouver RPO Nelson Park, BC V6E 4L7

Supported By

Live Plays Vancouver
Live Plays Vancouver
plays in Vancouver
Vancouver theatre companies
The Humber Foundation

The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund,
held at Vancouver Foundation

Stewart Fund,
held at Vancouver Foundation

McLean Foundation

Community Partners

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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