Staircase Theatre presents Movin’ On Up – Staged Readings from two emerging Vancouver playwrights. Here are five reasons we think you should go:

1. Movin’ On Up is an opportunity to see the birth of two brand new plays from local playwrights Christopher Cook and CJ McGillivray.

2. Cook’s Strip may explore gender assumptions, the meaning of recovery, and how to love strangers, but it also includes a female Elvis impersonator.

3. While McGillivray explores the bond between two sisters in Rogue Horizon, we’re pretty sure it has nothing to do with Betty and Judy Haynes (look it up).

4. The evening not only includes the play readings but there is also a silent auction, food, drink and some sweet 70’s tunes, to get you movin’ and shakin’ after the readings.

5. The plays will be directed Brian Cochrane, and features some of our city’s best acting talent including Yoshie Bancroft, Georgia Beaty, Deborah Williams, Allan Morgan and Emmelia Gordon.

Movin’g on Up – Staged Readings takes place at CBC Studio 709 (700 Hamilton St, Vancouver) on Saturday, August 22. Visit for tickets and information