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Firehall Arts Centre 35th Anniversary Season

  • September 27 - June 10
  • Firehall Arts Centre
  • 280 East Cordova Street
    , BC V6A 1L3
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Wednesday September 27, 2017 - Sunday June 10, 2018

Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

For 35 years, the Firehall Arts Centre has been a cultural beacon for the Vancouver arts community, producing and presenting provocative, thought-provoking, compelling, and highly entertaining pieces of work in the heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore.

For its 35th anniversary season, the Firehall is bringing back some old favourites, welcoming back artists they have worked with in the past, and introducing new work that tell powerful stories as they look back to the future.

Wednesday September 27 - Saturday September 30, 2017
Radical System Art/Shay Kuebler
A Firehall Arts Centre presentation
One man's journey through the extremes of body building and health fitness exploring the symmetry between the human body, the corporation and the excess of capitalism in a world where one man consumes the daily caloric intake of a family of five.

Wednesday October 4 - Saturday October 14, 2017
A collaboration between Itai Erdal, TJ Dawe and Director Rachel Peak
An Elbow Theatre production
A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation
How do we navigate the multiple streams of technology in order to find true human connection? And yet most Canadians cannot imagine their life without them. TJ Dawe and Itai Erdal bring their very different personalities to the question, " Is it Facebook love or it is real love?"

Friday October 20 - Sunday October 29, 2017
Written by Pamela Mala Sinha
A Touchstone Theatre production in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Diwali Festival
Happy Place explores and celebrates the courage, compassion and humour of seven women living amidst each other in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Saturday November 11 - Saturday December 2, 2017
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor
A Firehall Arts Centre Production
First produced by the Firehall in the '90's, ONLY DRUNKS AND CHILDREN TELL THE TRUTH, will make you laugh and cry as Taylor creates the story of the impact of the "60's scoop-up of native children on one family.

Wednesday January 10 - Saturday January 20, 2018
Created by Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring, Quelemia Sparrow and Chelsea Haberlin
A Itsazoo/Savage God Production
A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation
Peak Oil, First Nations land claims and climate change are all explored in this provocative and comedic foray into a firestorm of debate.

Saturday January 27 - Saturday February 10, 2018
Written by Patricia Cornelius
A Firehall Arts Centre Production
From Australia's award-winning playwright, SHIT asks "What of the women and girls who defy gender demarcations, who transgress the boundaries and restraints of social order and expectation? Out of control girls – angry, nasty girls – are a sight to behold. This is a work about these girls. Their names are Billy, Bobby and Sam."

A Shared Evening of Dance with Chick Snipper and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Thursday February 22 - Sunday February 25, 2018
A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation
Two friends in dance get together to create two very different works.

CHELSEA HOTEL: The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Sunday March 18 - Saturday April 21, 2018
Created and directed by Tracey Power with musical arrangements by Steve Charles
Firehall Arts Centre Production
Not to be missed – the Firehall brings its hit show back to the stage in celebration of our 35th season and to pay homage to the late Mr. Cohen. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different instruments, this production has toured across Canada to sold out audiences.

Wednesday April 25 - Sunday May 6, 2018
Written and performed by Sheldon Elter
A comedic, heartbreaking and unpredictable performance piece that recounts the journey of a young Metis man finding his way out of a destructive circle, through music, comedy and inventive story-telling.

Thursday May 24 - Sunday May 27, 2018
Text and Choreography by Serge Bennathan Produced by Les Productions Figlio
A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation
Courage and love are the super power of the hero in Grimm's Tales and countless texts and poetry letting you know that you could save people, save spirit, save honor and save the human. Through text and movement, Bennathan asks us to consider these powerful forces.

Friday June 1 - Sunday June 10, 2018
Written by Amy Lee Lavoie
A Flying Start Touchstone Theatre Production in association with the Firehall Arts Centre
In this premiere production, C'Mon Angie asks us to consider the definition of rape and who is at fault when it occurs?

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