Red Velvet | encore

Friday April 19, 2024 at 8 pm at the Arts Club Stanley, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver | View Map | Tickets | Phone

The riveting true story of a theatre pioneer

It’s 1833, and at London’s Theatre Royal, Ira Aldridge is making history by becoming the first Black actor to tread the boards as Shakespeare’s Othello. As the public and parliament debate the abolition of slavery, how will audiences react to the revolution already taking place on the stage? Be transported to the tempestuous Covent Garden rehearsal hall in this thought-provoking and captivating play within a play about the little-known but true story of the groundbreaking performer.


The Arts Club offers special ticket prices for VocalEye users: Zone A+, A or B seats $49; Zone C seats $29. Please call the Arts Club Box office to purchase, 604-687-1644, and be sure to mention VocalEye.

Written by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Omari Newton