Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Staircase Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's wickedly funny play, Hunter Gatherers. Directed by Vancouver theatre veteran, Ryan Gladstone, Hunter Gatherers is a darkly comic evening where the line between the civilized and the primal is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert. Hunter Gatherers stars Jessie Award winning actors Jay Clift & Peter Carlone, as well as Pippa Mackie and Maryanne Renzetti. The show is designed by Sarah Melo and Jessie-Award recipient Carolyn Rapanos and runs October 30-November 15 at the Havana Theatre.
Lord of the Flies meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe in this sexy, meaty farce. Timid, homemaker Pam and macho hubby Richard prepare the ultimate fresh, bloody feast for their childhood pals, unfulfilled and quick-witted Wendy and her husband, the brow-beaten Tom. Now in their mid-30's, they have grown apart over the years but they reunite annually this time, with an orgy of devolution. Sex, horror and hilarity mix in Hunter Gatherers: the ideal antidote to the sterility of modern civilization.
Staircase Theatre is a Vancouver-based, independent theatre company focused on the idea that theatre should stimulate the mind and the soul- with class, charm and polish. We provide intelligent, contemporary theatre that has not yet been staged in British Columbia. We are committed to bringing emerging and established artists together for opportunities to learn and grow- and to share that with the community. Past shows include Stewart Lemoine's Cocktails at Pam's, Lanford Wilson's Home Free, Evelyn Strange, and Will Eno's Oh the Humanity!
Staircase Theatre presents Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Ryan Gladstone | Venue: Havana Theatre & Restaurant, 1212 Commercial Drive | Map: http://goo.gl/roOa4z Tickets: $25/$20 |Run: October 30-November 15, 2014-8pm, with a Half-Priced Preview on October 29. PWYC Tuesdays, November 4th & 11th, 2pm matinees November 8 & 15. There will be a talkback on Wednesday, November 5th. | More: www.staircasetheatre.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Staircase-Theatre-Society/111412615557839
See what the critics have been saying:
"Sitting in the dark during a scene change, I noticed that my body was in a state of deep-down, cellular joy. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Hunter Gatherers is hilarious and this Staircase Theatre production is inspired."-Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
"Although Hunter Gatherers is not for the squeamish, if you like a strong cast portrayal in a black comedy laugh riot of a production straight up with a double-dose chaser of sex and violence, then the Staircase Theatre Hunter Gatherers will take you there every time. Just don't say you weren't warned. This show should be rated RR, for Ridiculously Raunchy."- Roger Eberle, reviewvancouver http://www.reviewvancouver.org/th_hunter_gatherers2014.htm
"Opening night audience laughed its socks off and I did, too...I bet you'll laugh all the way to the end."-Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier http://joledingham.ca/?p=2776
"Don't miss out on the Canadian premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's play, which embraces the ridiculous with an even undercoat of darkness. It's been awhile since I've had this much fun at the theatre, and leave it to Staircase Theatre for being the ones to make that happen again! "
"To bring Nachtrieb's witty script to life requires a talented cast, and director Ryan Gladstone has assembled a cast here that is up to the challenge, with a chemistry and obvious trust that is heightened by the intimacy of the venue... Grab your other half by the hair and go!"
- Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents http://vancouverpresents.com/theatre/theatre-review-hunter-gatherers-bloody-brilliant/#sthash.TIpfi3lB.dpuf
Havana Theatre (View)
1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|