SubUrbia, a play by Eric Bogosian
Ninja Pirates Theatre Society is pleased to present SubUrbia by Eric Bogosian at the Blake Snyder Theatre at Go Studios in Vancouver, directed by Anthony Shim. The play is a snapshot of the lives of several suburban youth who have resigned themselves to an aimless existence until their formerly geeky classmate, now an accomplished musician, returns home for a visit. It runs July 3-8, and July 10-14.
For Jeff, the protagonist, this is the end of the world: an endless cycle of pizza, beer, sex, and Oreos, while hanging around outside convenience stores and he wouldn't change a thing. Jeff and his crew talk about Sarajevo, the Pope, AIDS, and Sesame Street as a way to pass the time until the girls show up. For all their philosophizing, however, Tim the Air Force drop-out acts out in terrifying violence against the Pakistani convenience store owner who only wants them off his property.
Ninja Pirates Theatre Society's productions make you feel like you are watching a real life event. For this play, these well-established actors of stage and film embrace their cultural diversity to explore issues of co-existing in modern suburbia. Their aim is to create a connection between the audience and what they are seeing on stage and hope that it will resonate outside the theatre.
"Our projects confront alienation and the difficulty of communicating...a gesture, a simple word or phrase...allow us to see the beauty of Truth, if only for a moment"
-(from the Ninja Pirates Theatre Society's mandate).
SubUrbia runs July 3-8 and July 10-14, 8 pm at the Blake Snyder Theatre, 112 E. 3rd Ave, Vancouver. Tickets are $20.
Blake Snyder Theatre at Go Studios (View)
112 E. 3rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5T 1C8
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|