Like many local theatre companies, Vancouver’s United Players found in-person performances of its production of Mieko Ouchi’s The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) suspended until December 7 due to recent B.C. Health Orders.

But as they say in the biz, the show must go on. Or in this case, online as United Players continues to offer a filmed version of the production for audiences to watch online.

The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) is a story about the healing power of music and the journey to becoming an artist. Set in 18th-century Paris, it follows a young woman, trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage, who is forced by her husband because of a bet to take violin lessons from Antonio Vivaldi and perform before the King of France in six weeks.

In this Zoom interview, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with Steve James, who plays Vivaldi in The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye), to find out more.

The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) continues online until December 6. Should public health orders permit, four additional in-person performances will be presented at the Jericho Arts Centre on December 10-14. Visit unitedplayers.com for tickets and more information.