Theatre aficionados: Join us for an intimate staged reading of three brilliant Canadian plays. Admission by donation. All readings take place in the Green Room lounge at the Bauer Theatre. 19+ only.
The Goodnight Bird – 3 PM, August 15, 2017
by Governor General Award Winner Colleen Murphy
A surprising love story for adults.
Almost retired couple Lilly and Morgan are getting ready for bed one night, accompanied by their habit of routine bickering, when suddenly they hear a THUMP. A homeless man has jumped from their roof, and landed on the balcony of their condo. What follows leads Lilly and Morgan to examine their relationship and the hidden truths that desperately need to be spoken.
Warning: Coarse language and sexual content.
“The Goodnight Bird is eccentrically appealing…Murphy’s script is about the disappointments and griefs of getting old—and about the desperate, perhaps foolhardy, desire to turn things around while there’s still time. I should also tell you that The Goodnight Bird is funny.”
Some Blow Flutes – 3 PM, August 22, 2017
A new play by Governor General Award Nominee Mary Vingoe
An elderly Greek shoe repair man whose wife suffers from dementia, his fourteen year old granddaughter whose best friend finds herself pregnant and alone and her friend’s mother, a professional organizer who cannot begin to organize her own life, Some Blow Flutes is a gently humorous, intergenerational story of forgiveness and redemption.
– The Georgia Straight
For the Love of Gracie Gray – 3 PM, August 25, 2017
A New play by Andrea Boyd
For the Love of Gracie Gray by Andrea Boyd, is the winner of Infinitheare’s Write-on-Q! Quebec Playwriting Competition.
For the Love of Gracie Gray is a warm-hearted and affectionate portrayal of a lonely woman’s journey from alienation to connection. It is fresh, funny and magical. Gracie’s real and illusionary relationships reveal compelling insights into the lives of three marginalized people. Well-paced with an effective mix of humour and pathos, For the Love of Gracie Gray is thought-provoking while creating a sense of wonder and delight.