Archive for September, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman
2009/10 featuring Daniel MacIvor and Hannah Moscovitch

Our 2009/10 season is a celebration of love with the West Coast premiere of A Beautiful View, written and directed by Governor General’s Award Winner Daniel MacIvor, and Hannah Moscovitch’s The Russian Play & Mexico City.

Ruby_5955 A Beautiful View is a seriocomic trek across the intangibles of love, and examines our affinity for re-writing history in its name. The play chronicles a friendship between two women over 20 years. Both camping aficionados, they meet while shopping for tents. The result is a connection so enigmatic, it informs their choices for the next two decades, culminating in a quiet note of tragicomedy.

“MacIvor is a genuine iconoclast, and his craft runs deep.” The L.A.Times

Featuring Diane Brown and Colleen Wheeler. Set and Lights by John Webber.

Pay what you can Preview Dec. 4

Dec. 5 – 13, 2009 at Performance Works

$24/20 service charges included

Tickets at VanTix:604-629-VTIX

Dec. 16 – 19, 2009 at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Ruby Slippers Theatre presents

2b theatre’s

The Russian Play & Mexico City

2 plays By Hannah Moscovitch

Directed by: Christian Barry

Featuring: Tessa Cameron, Colombe Demers, Conor Green & Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Stage Manager: Louisa Adamson, Lighting and Sound Design: Christian Barry

March 23 – 28, 2010 at Performance Works

$24/20 service charges included

Tickets at VanTix:604-629-VTIX

About The Russian Play & Mexico City…

Together these plays offer a profound exploration of love and relationships, whisking the audience from the gritty back alleys of Mexico City to the romance and intrigue of Stalinist Moscow all in a night of theatre.

Set amidst the chaos and noise of Mexico’s capital in the 1960s, Mexico City is a short satiric romance that explores the intersection between tourism-as-voyeurism and the battle of the sexes. Lurking through the doomed men and rotten ideals of Stalinist Russia, The Russian Play is a bleak, bittersweet and darkly ironic ode to the dangerous joys of love.

“Artful in construction, intelligent and subtly humorous in content, and excellently performed, the plays will delight” – The Halifax Herald