Touchstone Theatre

Kill Me Now

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When

  • Oct 13-27

Price

Tix from $17 to $33

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Theatre

By Canadian Playwright Brad Fraser.

Cast: Bob Frazer, Adam Grant Warren, Braiden Houle, Luisa Jojic, and Corina Akeson.

Directed by Roy Surette. Set Design by David Roberts and Lighting Design by Adrian Muir.

Five years since its Canadian premiere at Edmonton’s Workshop West Theatre, with subsequent celebrated productions in New York, London, Winnipeg, and Ottawa, Touchstone Theatre brings Brad Fraser’s frank, fearless, and ferociously funny play to Vancouver audiences .

Jake (Bob Frazer) is a single dad and cares for his teen son Joey (Adam Grant Warren) who has a severe disability. Handling Joey’s puberty is hard enough, but when Jake develops a serious medical condition he becomes the one to rely on the people around him, including his sister Twyla (Luisa Jojic), his secret lover Robyn (Corina Akeson), and Joey’s buddy Rowdy (Braiden Houle). As Jake’s condition worsens, an ethical dilemma troubles the household as everyone is forced to consider the possibility of saying goodbye.

Touchstone Theatre Artistic Director and Kill Me Now Director, Roy Surette, adds, “I believe this is Brad Fraser’s best play yet and I am excited to direct this tough yet loving, harrowing yet surprisingly funny play. He has a remarkable talent for exploring complex issues and emotional powder kegs with compassion rather than sentimentality. Touchstone’s history with Brad goes back to The Wolf Boy in 1982 and we are happy to continue this relationship and present the BC premiere of Kill Me Now.”

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