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Monday, February 26, 2024

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21feb8:00 pm10:00 pmSunrise Betties Event Organized ByITSAZOO ProductionsEvent Type Theatre8:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3K1

Sunrise Betties

Event Details

ITSAZOO presents the world premiere inspired by dark and long-forgotten East Vancouver history with Sunrise Betties.

ITSAZOO playwright-in-residence Cheyenne Rouleau draws on the city’s sordid past to weave a fictional tale of an all-female gang operating at the height of Vancouver’s street gang crisis in 1972. Directed by local luminary Jamie King, the work promises to transport audiences 50 years back in time to a once notorious low-income, blue-collar East Vancouver neighbourhood where gangs clash for control of the drug trade, police openly practice corruption, and danger lurks in every alley.

Set in 1972, the story follows the fictional Betties, a fiercely loyal, all-female street gang run by a powerful matriarch who operates a small-time drug trafficking operation. When the gang inadvertently starts a turf war with a prominent mobster, a corrupt Vancouver Police officer mysteriously shows up offering to-good-to-be-true promises. This challenges the gang’s loyalty, revealing their tight-knit “family” may have a rat amongst them.


(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-08:00)

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

february 27, 2024 8:00 pmfebruary 28, 2024 8:00 pmfebruary 29, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 1, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 2, 2024 2:00 pmmarch 2, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 4, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 5, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 6, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 7, 2024 2:00 pmmarch 7, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 9, 2024 8:00 pmmarch 10, 2024 8:00 pm