Saturday, March 29, 2008

Art & Theology projects at Regent College

Duffy, the Arts Gal at Regent College, hereby invites us all to a heap of Art/Theo projects. As follows...

I thought I would send you an invitation to our upcoming Integrative Projects in Art and Theology presentation by students at Regent College in pursuit of an MCS.

Monday April 14th
Corrigan Clay presents I Am Your Father: An Autobiographical Documentary Film by Corrigan Clay
7:30pm Regent College Chapel

Monday, April 21st
Murray Stiller presents: Nailin’ it to the Church: Religious Satire and the Gospel According the Wittenburg Door
A documentary film
7:30pm Regent College Chapel

Wednesday, April 23rd
Ali Cumming presents Flotsam Blues: an original screenplay based on the works of Søren Kierkegaard
A live reading
7:30pm Regent College Chapel

We also welcome you to the next opening reception in the Lookout Gallery featuring the work of
Lynne McIlvride Evans
Constructions and Paintings

Opening reception: Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 – 7:30pm
April 9—May 2, 2008

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

Duffy Lott Gibb
Arts • Summer School • Events
Regent College

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mar 26 - Apr 5: PRIDE & PREJUDICE at TWU

Theatre at TWU presents Pride & Prejudice March 26 - April 5 on the Trinity Western University campus in Langley. This adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel sparkles with wit and romance, using 16 of TWU's most talented actors to tell the story. Familiar faces include Jordaan Montes as Mrs. Bennet (Holy Mo, Broken Sleep, As It Is In Heaven), Kaylee Harwood (Holy Mo, Broken Sleep) as Elizabeth and John Voth (Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Mr. Darcy.

The show also marks the co-directing debut of Angela Konrad and colleague Aaron Caleb.

Shows Wednesday - Saturday at 8, Saturday matinees at 2. For more info and tickets, go to

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Costume Renderings for THE WOODSMAN, April 3-26 at Pacific Theatre

Check out these tremendous costume renderings for Pacific Theatre's next show, THE WOODSMAN, playing April 3 (opens April 4) - 26. Costume design is by Krista Sung.

From the outside, Walter seems like the perfect neighbour – a calm and quiet man who keeps to himself. On the inside, he is a cyclone of frenzy and agitation. Walter is a pedophile, tormented incessantly by his proclivities. Temptation, that great architect of destruction, is an excruciating fiend that bars him from ever being normal. Shadowed by his parole officer, and estranged from his family, his main source of tranquility and support is Nikki, a co-worker, who sees the humanness behind the monster.

Starring Dirk van stralen, Rebecca de Boer, Michael Kopsa, and Camille Beaudoin. Directed by Morris Ertman.

Playing April 3-26 (opens April 4). For tickets ($16-$32, GST incl.) call 604.731.5518 or buy online

Walter, played by Dirk van stralen

Nikki, played by Rebecca deBoer

Rosen, played by Michael Kopsa

Robin, played by Camille Beaudoin

Apr 4: Merton Society poetry event VENUE CHANGE

Poetry event: change of venue!

Greetings everyone,

On Saturday I received a call (several actually) advising me that Saffron Fourth Avenue closed unexpectedly last week. Our event will now be at The Wired Monk which is located two blocks away at Fourth Avenue and Trafalgar. Please note the time change and the new flyer attached. Erica Mah, a young and very talented musician/singer/songwriter, will begin her set at 9 instead of 8 pm to accommodate us. So it's folk/funky music following the readings instead of jazz in between. The Wired Monk serves wine and beer and food. Check out their website at At this late date, I'm very grateful to The Wired Monk for accommodating us. It will be a fabulous event so please spread the word!




Join us for a café-style evening of music and poetry with poets Br. Paul Quenon, Susan McCaslin, Doug Beardsley and Sheila Rosen. Minimum donation: $5.

This is a Thomas Merton Society event. It should be an interesting evening. McCaslin, Beardsley and Rosen are BC poets. Brother Paul Quenon has been a monk for 50 years, and received his formation under Thomas Merton. He has published three collections of poems, Monkswear, Laughter My Purgatory, and Terrors of Paradise, and a CD of poetry Hooded Sentinels. He is cantor, cook, and photographer for his monastery, the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Mar 19: Adam Bergquist in "5 Sides Of A Circle," St Paul's Anglican Church

This just in from Adam Bergquist, who you'll remember from CHICKENS, LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, and the recent A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS...
Imagine you are a Christian living in the first century AD, some decades after Christ. Then a scroll shows up called "the Gospel of Christ". Then another and another, at least 4 of them over a period of many years which get read regularly. They're similar but not identical and in some places contradictory!
Now imagine you can get these 4 writers together in one room to see if they can sort out their differences. Can they come to some sort of agreement about which emphasis to follow? What is meant literally and what is symbolic? And can they stem the tides of conflict already growing amongst them?
Now imagine that I am one of the authors of the Gospel according to John.

If this sounds like an argument you'd like to hear. Come hear a staged reading of "5 Sides of a Circle" at St. Paul's Anglican Church (on Jervis 1/2 block north of Davie) this Wednesday at 8:00. Admission is free, the pews are wooden and sit near the front since we won't be miked and the acoustics are designed for choirs.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mar 16: sheree plett, Backstage Lounge

hey ron-
thought I'd let you know I have a show coming up this sunday on march 16th at the backstage Lounge on granville island, 8pm, $7 at the door. we're playing full band, with some special people you know as well, kenton and becca.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mar 6-8: TWIGS, PT apprentice show

Pacific Theatre and Stone's Throw Productions proudly present George Furth's theatre piece, *TWIGS*, a show with many hilarious and heartwarming characters. In this performance, the three apprentices have combined their different talents (directing, acting and technical production) to produce a night of laughter and fun.

*TWIGS *is comprised of scenes where the romantic relationships of the three daughters illuminate and emulate the romantic relationship between their mother and father. We find Emily moving into a new apartment, we find Celia having a night with old friends, we find Dorothy having an anniversary dinner and we find good ol' Ma getting ready for...? What do they all have in common? Well, come on out and see where these fabulous women will take us between March 6-March 8 at 8pm.

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can (recommended price: $10)
To purchase tickets call our Box Office at 604.731.5518 or visit our website at 604.731.5483.

To Mar 15: Kindertransport at Jericho Arts

Lois Dawson is our resident stage manager at PT, and she's presently working on what looks like a true soul food show...

Hi everyone,

A quick plug for my current show, "Kindertransport", the story of of a jewish girl sent to England by her family prior to world war II and the impact it has on her life.

It is two hours long, and it runs Tuesday - Sunday at 8pm until March 15 at the Jericho Arts Center in Kits.
Further information about the show.
For tickets: 604-224-8007 or at the door.

The show is really powerful.