We’re thrilled to announce our 2019/20 season! For the second time in our company’s history, we’re presenting a two show offering.
We recently completed a successful run of the Canadian Premiere of Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker.
” Mitch and Murray Productions strikes again with the thought-provoking, smart, relevant and very funny Body Awareness. For whom do women make themselves beautiful? And who defines beauty? Under Aaron Craven’s excellent direction, Body Awareness got me thinking about it all over again. I respect a theatre company that consistently recharges my batteries.” – Jo Ledingham, Theatre Critic, joledingham.ca.
“Don’t miss this little gem of a one act comedy. A gently mocking script, strong performances by an evenly matched cast and a clever elegant set make for an engaging show.” – Gillian Lockitch, Theatre Critic, Review From The House.
“Some compelling questions are being asked in Body Awareness…Zac Scott is almost unrecognizable. Both physically and emotionally, Scott has captured the essence of this young man on the autism spectrum…David Roberts has created a stunner set design with giant louvred photographs defining the two play spaces. It is beautifully lit by Celeste English.” – Mark Robins, Theatre Critic, Vancouver Presents.
Our second play, presented by The Firehall Arts Centre in June, 2020 is the Vancouver premiere of Actually by Anna Ziegler.
The story: Two college students spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? With lyricism and wit, ACTUALLY investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.
Body Awareness is directed by Michael Scholar Jr. and features actors Nikki Elek and Andrew Creightney, who we welcome to the company as performers for the first time.
“[A] darkly comedic, compellingly dramatic look at sex, race, gender and booze…riveting throughout…Edgy, thought-and-laugh-provoking, and never less than absorbing, Actually is as button-pushing a play as you’re likely to see all year.” – StageSceneLA.com.
With the great content on offer this season and a fantastic cast and crew attached to both shows, this year promises to be our best yet! Stay tuned for ticket sales as we approach the season.