Firehall Arts Centre announces a fall live-theatre season for audiences of under 50
by Janet Smith on September 2nd, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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The Firehall Arts Centre will welcome audiences of 50 back into its theatre for a socially distanced fall season.
The venue's artistic producer Donna Spencer said she'd been encouraged by the summer's Music in the Courtyard series, concerts that have been selling out and which continue weekends until September 27.
The season kicks off October 15 to 25 with Allan Morgan's I Walked the Line, based on the well-known local actor's stint in the mailroom of a union headquarters, then taking to a picket line in solidarity with his coworkers. It's directed by Ross Desprez and produced by Bread and Roses Theatre, sponsored by The Other Guys Theatre.
From November 4 to 7, the Firehall and Vancouver Moving Theatre present In the Beginning, in which storyteller, filmmaker, and performer Rosemary Georgeson joins Spencer herself to delve into the history of the Indigenous peoples here—specifically those from the different cultural heritages in Strathcona, Chinatown, Gastown, and Japantown.
November 12 ro 22 marks the world premiere of The Amaryllis, produced with the Firehall with The Search Party. Written by Michele Riml and directed by Mindy Parfitt, itstars Jillian Fargey and Shawn Macdonald as a voice-overartist, her troubled agent, and the mysterious plant of the title.
December 10 to 12 and December 17 to 19, the third annual Solstice Greetings returns with its stories, songs, and seasonal greetings in celebration of the return of the light.
January 13 to 16, 2021, Chapter 21 marks a world premiere by Raven Spirit Dance.Choreographed by Starr Muranko and directed by Yvette Nolan, tell the story of an artist, a baby, and Chromosone 21.