Synopsis: A comedy that leans a bit to the darker side, it’s the story of a pill-popping sharp-tongued cancer patient matriarch whose three daughters rush home when they hear their father has disappeared.
August: Osage County is a dramatic tour-de-force filled with incredible roles and powerful dialogue.
There is much more to the play than meets the eye. It is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, and was adapted for the screen as a highly successful movie starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts that was nominated (both Meryl and Julia won!) for several Academy Awards and Golden Globes. While the movie was celebrated many believe that the play is even better than the movie.
While it should be noted that the show is three acts (with two short intermissions), each act is actually shorter than most typical one act plays. With a 7:30 start audiences should be on their way by 10pm nightly.
We are incredibly excited about this cast! Between them, this cast has double-digit CTC and Theatre BC Award nominations and awards. “It’s probably one of the strongest casts I’ve worked with on the White Rock stage!” ~ Ryan Mooney, DIRECTOR
This show will definitely appeal to an educated theatre-goer… someone who isn’t just looking for fluff, someone who wants to laugh and to think. This is adult theatre with adult themes and language, but it’s something you’d see nowadays on HBO, Showtime or Netflix.
Dates: April 11 – 28
Written by: Tracy Letts
Director: Ryan MooneyRead More
Quayside is THE West Coast’s A Capella Pop Squad, delivering fresh remixes of top 40 hits all with only their voices. Each show brings high-energy & heart felt performances featuring stellar vocals, beat-boxing, and creative movement.
NZR CIRCUS PRODUCTION
The Big Topp show is a circus musical spectacular featuring Contortionist, Clown/Acrobat, Singing Stilt-walker and a LED act! This three person performance is more of a modern cirque style show with colourful costumes, makeup and even live vocals!
JUNO NOMINATED IVAN DECKER
A force on the scene as one of Canada’s top comedians, IVAN DECKER has become a favourite among audiences and comedians alike. He has numerous television performances filmed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Montreal festival and can be heard across North-America on Sirius XM radio. Audiences agree it is always a delight to watch Ivan perform his sharp, multi-layered observational comedy. He has performed stand-up comedy across North America and can be seen and heard as a part of the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters,” the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy festivals for CBC Television and he recently made his American international debut on CONAN.Read More
Synopsis: The Russians are set on recovering the Romanovs’ lost treasures. But when a charming French art collector proves to be more obstinate than they expected, the government sends out their best agent, Ninotchka.
A summer romance set in Paris and featuring soviet spies, royal treasures and joie de vivre, Lengyel’s play delivers a sharp and unfortunately timely critique of Cold War-era politics.
Dates: June 6 – 23
Written by: Melchior LengyelRead More
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.Read More