Archive for December, 2009

A Word from the Critics

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman

The reason that I go to the theatre is that I hope to have experiences like the one I had at A Beautiful View.

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–Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

With a chronology that’s chopped up and tossed around, and a philosophy rooted in MacIvor’s obsession with what truth is and isn’t, A Beautiful View could easily be confusing. Instead its effect in this stellar presentation is one of exhilaration; as live theatre so often proves, this is the stuff that dreams are made of.

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–Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun

This is another witty, honest exploration of what it is to be human wrapped up in innovative metatheatrics.

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–Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier

With playwright Daniel MacIvor at the helm of his own play, coupled with the terrific performances from Colleen Wheeler and Diane Brown, this Ruby Slippers Theatre production is indeed a thing of beauty.

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–Mark Robins,

Achingly great creativity.

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–Andrea Warner, The Westender


A scene from A Beautiful View

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Rebecca Coleman

In this scene, early in the play, Mitch and Linda meet for the second time, by chance, at a bar.

Daniel’s Direction of the Day

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2009 by rubyslipperstheatre

A few more quotable moments from our guest director, Daniel MacIvor…

…overhead in tech…

That did look look a little like a drunken angel throwing up onstage.

…thoughts on why we make art…

We as theatre artists all come from a place of low status.  That’s why we’re here.  We’re wounded.

…on the evolution of the show…

It doesn’t feel like a wheelbarrow full of livers anymore.

“A Beautiful View” opens this Saturday, Dec 5 at Performance Works!  Join us Friday, Dec 4 for the FREE PREVIEW!