All shows are at 8pm, unless otherwise indicated

SEASON 2015 - 2016


2015
September 4 - 27
Preview: September 3 ($12.00) Opening: September 4
Talkback: September 10

Matinées: September 13 & 27 at 2pm (no evening performance)


A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Robert Bolt
Director: William B. Davis
The focus is on the battle of principles between Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England, and King Henry VIII. Henry wishes to divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon, so that he may marry Anne Boleyn. More understands that, from the standpoint of the Catholic Church, the king’s desire is heresy – but Henry wishes that More break with Rome, and publicly approve his latest marriage.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

October 8 - 24

A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Henrik Ibsen
Director: Tamara McCarthy
Nora Helmer once secretly borrowed a large sum of money to save her husband from a serious illness. Now she is being blackmailed and lives in fear of the shame her secret would cause to her husband and his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.


THE SLAMMING DOOR ARTIST COLLECTIVE

November 6 - 29
Preview: November 5 ($12.00) Opening: November 6
Talkback: November 12
Matinées: November 15 & 29 at 2pm (no evening performance)

PEOPLE
by Alan Bennett
Director: Adam Henderson
Meet Dorothy Stacpoole, impoverished aristocrat and owner of a decaying stately home, desperate to raise some cash to keep things going. "A grand evening! It distils every ambivalent Bennettian preoccupation: authenticity, history, populism, nostalgia, camp, class, Yorkshire, Anglicanism, apologetic smut, unlived lives, batty old ladies, porn, chamber pots, the Thatcher legacy. --- It is wonderfully funny too!" - Libby Purvis, The Times. We couldnt say it better!

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

December 8 - January 2

EBENEZER: A Christmas Ghost Story
Created by Danie Doerksen and David Newham, adapted from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Director: David Newham

From the producers of last season's Jessie nominated musical Mozart & Salieri, and 2014's Ovation Award nominated Beggar's Opera, comes a dark and twisted new version of one of the world's best known Christmas classics. This December Ebenezer brings Dickens' beloved Christmas Carol rocketing to the 21st century with an entertaining new musical score and a vividly re-imagined story that celebrates the grim and macabre aspects of the original novel.

SEVEN TYRANTS THEATRE

2016
January 22 - February 14
Preview: January 21 ($10.00) Opening: January 23
Talkback: January 28
Matinées: January 31 & February 14 at 2pm (no evening performance)

COMPANY
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Director: Brian Parkinson
Meet Bobby, a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Wildly inventive, the story is told in vignettes, linked by a celebration for Bobbys 35th birthday. Songs include Another Hundred People, Marry Me a Little, Getting Married Todayand Being Alive.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER
February 18 - March 12

CATS
Lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe
Director: Ryan Mooney

Currently enjoying a new life in London's West End and headed to Broadway once again truly does prove that it is Now and Forever. Based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Cats tells the story of the annual gathering of Jellicle Cats, at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, Cats previously ran in London's West End for 21 years and Broadway for just over 18 years.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

March 25 - April 17
Preview: March 24 ($10.00) Opening: March 27
Talkback: March 31
Matinées: April 3 & 17 at 2pm (no evening performance)

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

by Nickolai Gogol
Director: Matthew Bissett
The corrupt officials of a small Russian town react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector will soon be arriving to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person is staying at the inn. That person, however, is not an inspector; it is Khlestakov, a civil servant with a wild imagination.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER

April 26 - May 14
Opening: April 26

World Première
FACING EAST
Book by Mark Eugene Garcia
A Co-Production between Fighting Chance Productions and Nathan Gardner in association with Sean Bryan, Deborah Barrigan and Danny Brooke. Facing East follows an upstanding Mormon couple faced with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their sons partner they must face a reality long ignored, and reconcile feelings with beliefs


FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

May 17 - 21

Canadian Première
VIRGINS: a musical threesome
Music by Matthew Frank, Book & Lyrics by Dean Bryant
Virgins is a collection of three one-act musicals.
In The Virgin Wars we meet socially conscious teen Tracy who along with her four friends, travels the county dispersing information about celibacy, abstinence and how to avoid the dreaded STD.

In The Girl on the Screen a female journalist is asked to write an article about the women who work on internet porn sites. What she finds is not only shocking, but hilarious.

In the final act Jumpin’ the Q is an American Idol style reality show in which the contestants are seeking the ultimate prize, a green card.

FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS

June 3 - 26
Preview: June 2($12.00) Opening: June 3
Talkback: June 9
Matinées: June 12 & 26 at 2pm (no evening performance)

THE LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
Director: Jack Paterson
King Henry II imprisons his wife Eleanor in the tower because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way, he can savour his dalliances with his young mistress. But Eleanor is not to be trifled with. Working through her sons, she plots the kings demise and the rise of her second and preferred son, Richard, to the throne. Engrossing and thrilling, this epic drama shows us that the bonds of family are weak indeed when ultimate power is at stake.

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER