A screenshot from the digital stream of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata featuring Amanda Sum, Josh Epstein, Chirag Naik and Meaghan Chenosky. Missing is Andrew Wheeler.
A screenshot from the digital stream of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata featuring Amanda Sum, Josh Epstein, Chirag Naik and Meaghan Chenosky. Missing is Andrew Wheeler.

The Cultch, alongside its new presenting partner Toronto’s The Musical Stage Company, has announced the remount of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata streamed live from the Historic Theatre in Vancouver.

Back due to popular demand after its popular and critically acclaimed November 2020 run, Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata portrays a cast of characters who make up the sometimes wild and wacky community of the online ad site Craigslist. As they attempt to buy and sell online, they also look for human connection.

This is a show about people reaching through their screens to try and connect with other people. – Amiel Gladstone

Written by Veda Hille, Bill Richardson, and Amiel Gladstone, A Craigslist Cantata transforms real Craigslist ads into an often hilarious and poignant musical revue.

Returning to bring the Craigslist characters to life from their own individually filmed areas of The Cultch are Meaghan Chenosky, Chirag Naik, Amanda Sum, Andrew Wheeler and Josh Epstein. Joining them from the Historic Theatre stage, Veda Hille and Barry Mirochnick will return to accompany them on piano and the drums.

“We had such an incredible response to Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, and we heard from so many people just how much the show meant to them,” says The Cultch’s executive director Heather Redfern. “We had people from all over the world who joined us virtually. This show is about longing for connection, and so it has been pretty amazing to be able to connect with so many people we would not normally be able to.”

A Craigslist Cantata not only had what I wanted but more importantly, it had what I needed. Its bittersweet finale had me aching for the day we can once again gather together IRL because we are all missing connection. – Vancouver Presents theatre critic Mark Robins on the November 2020 production of A Craigslist Cantata.

For this remounted run, The Cultch joins with Toronto’s The Musical Stage Company to present a special showing on February 6. Part of Musical Stage Company’s virtual theatre trip, this shared performance furthers The Cultch’s goal of bringing more people high-quality online theatre performances. Performances are also scheduled with various start times to allow audiences from around the world to watch.

“This is a show about people reaching through their screens to try and connect with other people,” says Amiel Gladstone. “I’m looking forward to us trying to reach through screens to bring people some fun and to show them that even though we have to be separate right now, we are not alone.”

Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata streams live from the Historic Theatre at The Cultch from February 5 through February 7. Visit thecultch.com for tickets and information.