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Monday, July 02, 2007

Special Events: Theatre In the Raw Festival of One Acts

THEATRE IN THE RAW

PROUDLY PRESENTS
A FESTIVAL of ONE-ACTS & RADIO PLAYS

F Place: The Beaumont Studios ~ 316 West 5th Ave. @ Alberta St. in Vancouver

Doors open at 7pm. ~ Shows start at 7:30 sharp ~ July 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2007

Tickets: $10 and under ~ please call (604) 708-5448

Produced by Vancouver’s

Theatre In the Raw
A FIVE-DAY MINI-FEST WITH FIVE EXCITING ONE-ACT PLAYS IN JULY ‘07

This July (4th-8th) at the Beaumont Studios, Theatre In the Raw is proud to present 5 great nights

(3 original shows a night!) of fresh new theatre. We will be showcasing the winner of Theatre In the Raw’s 2005 One-Act Play Writing Contest; a one-act from the 2005 Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival; a one-act originating from the Downtown Eastside Carnegie Theatre Workshop; an original radio play from our current Mythical Voices for Our Time project, and a revived one-act from UBC’s Brave New Play Rites 1994 one-act play presentation.

The production of shows include Dean Hoover’s Obsessions, Paul Manuel Kane’s Duet In the Park, Jay “Long Haul” Hamburger’s A Hot Box, Bill Pollett’s The Toe Cutter, and Patrick Foley’s Philomena (there is a synopsis of each play provided below). Theatre In the Raw now in its 13th year has been producing provocative, informative and socially relevant grassroots theatre in BC since its humble beginnings in 1994 at a Commercial Drive coffee house/ cafe. It is a theatre that has produced hundreds of original one-acts, numerous radio dramas as well as performed in over fifty different venues in and around BC.

Live radio broadcasts of The Toe Cutter (June 28 @ 9pm); Duet In the Park (July 1 @ 5pm) and Obsessions (July 1 @ 5:30pm) were heard over Vancouver’s Co-Op Radio, CFRO 102.7 FM on the dial, also at the Radio Station Café, corner of Columbia & East Hastings Streets.

All tickets at the Beaumont Studios to any of the theatrical evenings are $10 & under.

For a complete schedule, please check out our website www.theatreintheraw.ca or call our box office: 604-708-5448 for further information.

About the plays:

Obessions ~ by Dean Hoover. Four obsessed urban characters grapple with cosmetic procedures that will change their lives. Boy meets girl and thinks girl perfect until he finds out that girl has a mind of her own and wants the shape of things the way she wants it. The sparks then do fly!

Duet In the Park ~ by Paul Manuel Kane. Friendships and escapes develop in the strangest of green places. A young woman recently from the Deep South of USA is waiting for a bus at a park in New York City where buses do not arrive at or leave from. She meets a stranger in the park who shows concern and also wants to move on.

A Hot Box ~ by Jay “Long Haul” Hamburger. A one-act in tasty delivery and a bit of protest. The story of a woman in the arts attempting to get some work completed when the door knocks from an unexpected visitor. With her ear to the ground for environmental matters, she manages to carry the Green movement onward and upward.

The Toe Cutter ~ by Bill Pollett. A family battles with a deep secret that won’t go away. A tragic incident occurs to a family of girls, the memory of which will not go away without a chilling battle that leaves a mark on a small quiet Saskatchewan town.

Philomena ~ by Patrick Foley. A young runaway girl Philomena meets an elderly man in a local Vancouver Park. They talk, getting to know each other, when two rough street characters try to entice the girl to go down the wrong road with her life. A surprise, warm ending helps save the day with this dramatic, poetic piece of theatre.

~ for further information and box office reservations please call: (604) 708-5448

June 25th, 2007 ~ Theatre In the Raw

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