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October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Arts Club’s Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran has programmed the second-ever production of Kat Sandler’s play Mustard to open the 2018–2019 Granville Island Stage season, one she described as “chock-full of comedy and joy.”
Mustard, characterized by Sandler as “writing for the Netflix generation,” premiered in 2016 at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. The darkly comic play follows 16-year-old Thai an angsty teen who no longer needs her imaginary friend Mustard, living under her bed. To make matters worse, Mustard is falling for Thai’s recently separated mother Sadie, who’s just started to see him too.
“The reason I am drawn to Mustard, the reason it resonates with me, and – I believe – one of the reasons that makes it so successful is because of how it so effortlessly blends two timeless human fascinations: the renegotiation of family and the undying power of love,” says director Stephen Drover.
“When I arrived in Vancouver last fall and started working on the Arts Club’s 2018–2019 season, I was also preparing to direct a remount of Mustard at Tarragon Theatre,” says Corcoran. “I loved Kat Sandler’s writing – it’s dark, funny, weird, and full of heart – and I wanted Mustard to be part of my first season here. I’m proud that the Arts Club, in co-production with the Belfry Theatre, is giving this award-winning script its second ever production, and I’m excited to share Kat’s irreverent and exciting voice with BC audiences.”