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Bah! Humbug! plays at SFU

December 09, 2011
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Contact:

Leanne Prain, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit, 778.782.9223, lyp2@sfu.ca
Michael Boucher, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit, 778.782.7880, mboucher@sfu.ca
Scott McLean, SFU Vancouver, 778.782.5151, srmclean@sfu.ca


More than 150 years old, Charles Dickens’ timeless masterpiece A Christmas Carol returns to the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in the form of Bah! Humbug!

Reconceived as a staged reading and musical event, the all-ages production runs from December 14-18.

It was commissioned and co-produced by the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs unit in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre as a benefit for the community arts in the Downtown Eastside and the Heart of the City Festival.

Starring award-winning actor Jay Brazeau as the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge and featuring the Saint James Music Academy Youth Choir, Bah! Humbug! offers a bittersweet twist on the cherished seasonal classic and parallels the struggles of community members in Victorian England and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

“Our adaptation attempts to capture the core of the story and reflect Dickens’ sharp social commentary, without losing its warmth,” says Michael Boucher, Director, Cultural Programs and Partnerships, SFU Woodward’s.

“In the end, this story is about giving and the resilience of the human spirit. Each year, the adaptation has different creative twists and turns as we continue to highlight vital issues affecting the Downtown Eastside.”

Tickets for Bah! Humbug! are $29 for adults ($19 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at the Vancouver Playhouse Box Office by phone at 604.873.3311 or online.

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