Happy Canada Day! Whether you’re heading to the beach or lake this long weekend to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday or you’re on your way to one of the multiple street parties or parades to get maple leaves painted on your face, you’re sure to have a blast.
You can celebrate Canada year round by including Canadian stories among your theatre visits. Of the 13 subscription shows in the 2016/2017 Theatre Wire season, there’s plenty of Canadiana included—enough that you can make your very own, ultra Canadian themed subscription package!
Solo Collective Theatre’s mission is to produce new Canadian plays by examining our interpersonal lives. Green Lake, their Theatre Wire offering coming this November, is about a teen growing up in rural BC—part of which includes her time at a summer camp near Kelowna—and a chance encounter with her camp counsellor years later in Vancouver.
Gravity, coming in March, is the story of four generations of women, who are all tied to Maya, a first generation Canadian of mixed race. Maya represents the experience of many émigrés from third world countries, but she’s also struggling with her identity, the cultural divides between her mixed Chinese Caribbean heritage and her Canadian present, and being an immigrant on unceded indigenous lands.
In April, REDPATCH will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge—which is often cited as Canada’s “coming of age.” In this show, we follow a Métis man who volunteers to fight and his struggles with the war, his fellow platoon members, and himself.
And the most obviously Canadian show that’s part of the 2016/2017 Theatre Wire season is Monster Theatre’s The Canada Show! In just 60 laugh packed minutes, three comedic historians will cover 15,000 years of Canadian history—and there’ll be puppets too!
To purchase your Canadian themed Theatre Wire subscription, head over to TheatreWire.com and select your shows and preferred dates! Once you choose three or more shows, subscription pricing will automatically come into effect. Click here for more info on how subscriptions work and to see what perks are available to Theatre Wire subscribers.