We recently produced The Western Canadian Premiere of the play ‘DETROIT’ by Lisa D’Amour and we’d like to thank all of our audience members and supporters for our most successful show to date.
In a year where we received no public funding, we were able to raise enough money in donations and sponsorship to make this show happen, and we broke our box office record for the third straight year. We’re honored to produce our brand of contemporary, edgy theatre for an audience base who so clearly appreciates it. Our sincere thanks.
Left to right – Aaron Craven as Kenny, Joel Wirkkunen as Ben, Luisa Jojic as Sharon, Jennifer Copping as Mary (Photo credit – Shimon Karmel)
Thank you as well to our wonderful cast and crew and to all of our volunteers, without whom our work would not be possible.
If you haven’t read the reviews, you can check them out below. Once again, the critics embraced our work and helped us reach a wider audience base than ever before.
Stay tuned for what we’re up to in 2017. Artistic Director Aaron Craven will be directing a one week run of the play “BULL” by Mike Bartlett in January and mentoring the production under the Mitch and Murray umbrella – details to come. We’ll also be announcing our main show later in the year.
What the critics said about “DETROIT”
“Director Lois Anderson and a crackerjack cast deliver one of the best shows of the year, a hilarious and devastating X-ray of lives on the precipice.” (Jerry Wasserman, The Vancouver Sun)“ FULL REVIEW
“Detroit peels back suburban angst, and in this production, what it finds underneath is never less than riveting. Director Lois Anderson and her excellent cast find both absurd humour and an ominous undercurrent in the whiplash-inducing tonal shifts in D’Amour’s dialogue.” (Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight) FULL REVIEW
“A scorching, darkly funny look at the unravelling of the American middle class. The performances are superb.” (Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier) FULL REVIEW
“Smart, hilarious and a stylistic puzzle. I’m grateful to Mitch and Murray Productions, which consistently mounts intelligent, adventuresome work.” (Colin Thomas) FULL REVIEW
“Edgy, timely, gritty stuff is always the grist for the Mitch and Murray theatre grill. A tight and timely production.” (Broken Leg Reviews) FULL REVIEW