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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Theatre: All Sorts Opens Tonight

Start the Fringe off right with a night of All Sorts, a Theatre Terrific production opening up tonight at the Japanese United Church.
From left: Katie Grey, Ruben Castleblanco, Spencer Lee, Sindy Angel, Alex Edwards.

A humorous look at alliances and group identity. All Sorts runs September 4th – 13th at the Vancouver Japanese United Church (Victoria Drive at 23rd Ave).

For this year's Fringe showcase, Artistic Director Susanna Uchatius directs a diverse group of 16 performers from across the Lower Mainland, creating the perfect 'all sorts' cast to question life's perceptions, wink at our assumptions and unearth some truths. Like its candy counterpart, All Sorts has both sweet and dark sides. As always; the work is 'one of kind', and will perhaps mystify, but is sure to delight and touch audiences of all ages.

"Our world is full of 'all sorts'." Susanna commented. "Why is there allegiance? When is there dissension? What happens when the walls are broken?" The script and concept were created by director Susanna Uchatius, with input from the cast and Joel DeStefano.

Award-winning composer Joel DeStefano has created a evocative and engaging score of jazz, hip hop and new age.
Formed in 1985, Theatre Terrific is Western Canada's oldest theatre company for people with disabilities, with a mission is to provide inclusive opportunities to transform lives through the power of theatre.

Presenting their shows in East Vancouver, Theatre Terrific is a ground-breaking company gaining attention for their shows on the 'fringe of the Fringe'. Ed Farolan (Review Vancouver) called their 2006 production, SLOWrunning: "a simple yet perceptive script on time management. The actors … were excellent in their simplicity."

Performances will take place September 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 8:00 pm, with a matinee on September 13th at 2:00 pm. The Wednesday September 10th show is a two-for-one. All shows are presented at the Vancouver Japanese United Church, Victoria at E. 23rd Avenue. Tickets are $10 - $12, for advance tickets add $2. A one-time $5 Fringe membership is required and can be purchased at any Fringe performance, or through the Fringe. To order online go to www.vancouverfringe.com, for information call 604.710.7435.



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