Described on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver | 604.872.1861 | View map
We are thrilled to partner with Pi Theatre to make this performance more accessible for audience members with vision loss as part of the Push International Performing Arts Festival. Tickets are half price for VocalEye users and up to one companion (regular price $29 – $34). Please call Shayna at 604-872-1861 to purchase.
Running time is 80 minutes, no intermission.
Described by Eileen Barrett
Written by David Greig
Directed by Richard Wolfe
When Claire (a small town priest and choir leader) survives a mass shooting, she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all: ‘Why?’ It’s a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith. This daring new play explores our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness can stretch in the face of brutality.
Each performance will feature a different community choir from the Metro Vancouver area.
“Music also plays a significant role in The Events. By the end of this production’s run, more than 220 singers from 12 different local choirs will have performed on-stage alongside Jojic and Ennenberg. One of the reasons that so many choirs are involved is that almost every choir will come in cold, never having seen the show before. The actors will not have a run-through with a choir until the dress rehearsal. Each performance will therefore create a new community, night after night, effectively modelling possible ways for our culture to process trauma together.” –The Georgia Straight