Touchstone Theatre opens its 2014-15 season with Late Company, a play about bullying and teen suicide by Jordan Tannahill. Late Company will be presented at the Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch (1895 Venables Street) from November 20 to 30.
Late Company is loosely based on a true story about a Tory politician who killed himself after being extensively bullied. The paly imagines what a restorative justice dinner held a year later might have looked like between the parents of a dead gay son, his chief tormentor, and that boy’s parents.
The play won the award for Best Production and Audience Choice at the 2013 SummerWorks, as well as the 2013 Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition, the 2012 Enbridge playRites Award, and the 2012 Uprising National Playwriting Competition.
This production of Late Company features Kerry Sandomirsky, Katharine Venour, Michael Kopsa, Gerry Mackay, and Daniel Doheny. The play is directed by Touchstone Theatre artistic director Katrina Dunn, with set design by Pam Johnson, lighting design by Adrian Muir, sound design by Scott Zechner, and costumes by Sydney Cavanaugh.
Tickets to Late Company are $22 to $27 and can be purchased online or by phone at 604-251-1363 in advance.