Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director.
OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 7:30 PM
EVENING SHOWS: DECEMBER 8, 9, 13-16, 7:30 PM
MATINEES: December 9, 10 & 16, 2:00 PM
SCHOOL MATINEES available at a discounted rate, December 6, 7, 12 & 13. Contact Axis Theatre Company to find out more email@example.com
Run time: 90 minutes. No intermission.
Where: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs and Vancouver Moving Theatre, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Productions
Proceeds from Bah! Humbug! support the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.
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Bah Humbug! features celebrated musician and storyteller Jim Byrnes* as Ebenezer Scrooge, Renae Morriseau*as the Narrator, Kevin McNulty* as Marley, and gospel and blues singer/actor as Tom Pickett* as Bob Cratchit. These Vancouver favourites are joined on stage by a cast of professional and DTES community actors, including Stephen Lytton, winner of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.
Strathcona-based artist Richard Tetrault, responsible for over 40 public mural projects in the city, presents large-scale projections of his monoprints and linocuts of the back alleys, ravens, and houses of East Vancouver.
Musical performances are diverse and include folk, blues, pop, gospel and industrial rock along with traditional seasonal favourites, directed by Bill Costin. The angelic sounds of Saint James Academy Youth Choir fill the theatre rafters. The audience will also be invited to sing along with the cast.
This imaginative all-ages production offers a bittersweet twist on a cherished classic that celebrates the transformative power of human redemption. Now more than 150 years old, Dickens’ timeless story remains relevant today, especially in light of parallels between the economic disparities of Victorian London and Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
Commissioned and co-produced by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs with Vancouver Moving Theatre in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Bah! Humbug! supports the flagship Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, which partners each year with forty-plus Downtown Eastside arts and non-arts organizations.
“At the darkest hour of a winter’s night, Scrooge confronts spirits of the past, present and future. Emerging from Coast Salish land buried under city sidewalks, they bring the old pawn broker face to face with memories he cannot bear and relationships he cannot heal,” says Savannah Walling, Artistic Director of Vancouver Moving Theatre, “Dickens’ haunting ghost story is filled with social satire, heartbreak and compassion. We hope that our music filled adaptation shines the light of truth on this old tale and today’s Downtown Eastside.”
*These artists appear with permission from Canadian Actors Equity.