Talk-back sessions after the show
on the Thursday, second week of the run

THREE Matinées at 2pm
on the second, third and last Sundays of the run
(no evening performance)

All performances Thur - Sun at 8pm unless otherwise noted
and take place at Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street

The Way of the World

2017 - 2018 SEASON

June 1 - 24
PREVIEW: May 31 ($12.00) Opening : June 1
Talkback: June 7

by Jessica Swale
It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? Playwright Jessica Swale serves up a vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.

September 7 - 30

Preview: September 6 ($14.00) Opening: September 7
Talkback: September 13

by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare

Galileo, the scientist, is in conflict with the church over his insistence that the earth revolves around the sun. His story is an archetypal story of heroism, of adherence to facts in the face of propaganda and prejudice. David Hare gives a sharp new adaptation of the Brecht masterpiece.

November 9 - December 2

Preview: November 8 ($14.00) Opening November 9
Talkback: November 15

by Aeschylus
Refugee women arrive in Greece, fleeing their homeland and the threat of unwanted marriage. Will they be welcomed, or sent back to Egypt? To whose laws are they subject? Can even the gods offer hope? Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC looks to find meaning in forced migration, and asks what our obligation is to those fleeing sexual violence and seeking some sense of security. This is not a play about individuals. It is about masses of people crossing borders in desperation, and not always being accepted when they arrive. 

January 25 – February 17

Preview: January 24 ($14.00) Opening January 25
Talkback: January 31


by Anne-Marie MacDonald.
A young English literature professor from Queen's University believes that Othello and Romeo and Juliet, were intended as comedies. She fantasizes a journey into her unconscious mind, and finds herself lost in the two Shakespearian tragedies. With the help of Desdemona and Juliet she seeks the lost wise fool, and the truth of herself. MacDonald received the Governor General's Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for the play.

March 29 – April 21

Preview: March 28 ($14.00) Opening March 29
Talkback: April 4

by Lucy Kirkwood
In Chimerica playwright Lucy Kirkwood highlights the sharp differences and similarities between two superpowers in this thriller about an American photojournalist who is seeking the lone protester at Tiananmen Square and a Chinese dissident who pays a heavy price for inciting unrest. This is a play about the new China and our relationship to it. The issues feel new, local, international, and urgent.

June 7 - 30

Preview: June 6 ($14.00) Opening June 7
Talkback: June 13

by Jez Butterworth
Johnny “Rooster” Byron a gypsy squatter, a wanted man, a folk
hero to some and a villain to others. The authorities want to evict him. His son wants his dad to take him to the fair. A motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs. Johnny is a giant from a bygone age, a Green Man from England’s past, and a larger-than-life character who has captivated audiences in London and New York – and who now comes for the first time to Vancouver.

subject to availability