All shows are at 8pm, unless otherwise indicated

SEASON 2014 - 2015


2014
September 5 - 28
Preview: September 4 ($10.00) Opening: September 5
Talkback: September 11

Matinées: September 14 & 28 at 2pm (no evening performance)


THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Director: Matthew Bissett
Longtime bachelor Sir Peter Teazle has married the woman he adores. Unfortunately, she may adore his fortune more! While the husband and wife navigate the tangles of married life, gossip and intrigue are the order of the day. A biting satire characterised by its attacks on hypocrisy, sexually promiscuous themes, and witty dialogue.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

October 8 - 25
Preview: October 7 Opening: October 8
Matinée: October 18 at 2pm

CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book b Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King

From the company that brought you Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors and The Rocky Horror Show. Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS


November 7 - 30
Preview: November 6 ($10.00) Opening: November 7
Talkback: November 13
Matinées: November 16 & 30 at 2pm (no evening performance)

FACTS
by Arthur Milner
Director: Adam Henderson
An intense psychological drama, a meticulous police procedural, a history lesson, and a debate encompassing key aspects of the Israel-Palestine conundrum – Canadian playwright Arthur Milner fits all these into a high energy and sensitive play. Aside from the fact that the play’s drama reflects an ongoing debate over the lack of objectivity in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict, it is still a chilling and taut political-crime thriller that is an exciting piece of drama on its own merits.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

December 5 - 23
Preview: December 4 Opening: December 5
Matinées: Sundays at 2pm

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams
Director: Shawn MacDonald

A fresh and poignant take on Tennessee Williams' classic. Directed by esteemed Vancouver theatre artist Shawn MacDonald, this production brings together established and emerging artists to give Williams' beloved memory a sharp contemporary spin.


December 26 - January 10
Preview: December 24 Opening: December 26
Matinèe: December 28 at 2pm

SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY

by Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Katie Forgette
Directed by William B. Davis
This thrilling adaptation finds Sherlock Homes matching wits against his most deadliest nemesis, in a suspenseful game of blackmail and deceit. The stakes are nothing less than †a dark secret capable of destroying the Royal Family.. Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson team up with England's wittiest playwright Oscar Wilde to solve the Case of the Jersey Lily.


THEATER CROSSING

2015
January 23 - February 15
Preview: January 22 ($10.00) Opening: January 23
Talkback: January 29
Matinées: February 1 & 15 at 2pm (no evening performance)

PRIVATE LIVES
by Noël Coward
Director: Keven Bennett
A previously divorced couple, Elyot and Sybil, are honeymooning in a hotel in France and life is bliss. They are sharing their terrace with the adjacent suite at the hotel where Amanda and Victor are also in the midst of their own honeymoon bliss. But Elyot and Amanda were once married and when the two couples meet the atmosphere starts to crackle. Coward at his best.... sparklingly witty and deliciously wicked.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

March 27 - April 19
Preview: March 26 ($10.00) Opening: March 27
Talkback: April 2
Matinées: April 5 & 19 at 2pm (no evening performance)

WELCOME TO THEBES

by Moira Buffini
Director: Brian Parkinson
Thebes: an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, a volatile army, and ruled by a woman, the first democratic president. Eurydice promises peace but without the aid of Theseus, the leader of a vastly wealthy state, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. Inspired by ancient myth, but set in the present day. A passionate exploration of a clash between the world’s richest and the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

April 29 - May 16
Opening: April 29

INTO THE WOODS
Music & Lyrics by Steph
en Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
With permission by music Theatre International
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyoneís favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and
rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the Kingís Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witchís curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyoneís wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

May 18 - 24
Opening: Monday, May 18
Mon - Sat at 8pm
Matinée: Sunday, May 24 at 2pm

JAMES & JAMESY in HIGH TEA

LIFE & DEPTH PRODUCTIONS

June 5 - 28
Preview: June 4 ($10.00) Opening: June 5
Talkback: June 11
Matinées: June 14 & 28 at 2pm (no evening performance)

THE IMAGINARY INVALID
by Molière
Director: Michael Fera

An aging hypochondriac with a miserly streak, Argan decides that he can get all the medical attention he craves, at no cost, by marrying off his daughter to a doctor. Unfortunately for him, his gold-digging wife, his insolent maid and his rebellious young daughter have other ideas. Classic Molière!

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER