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Before The Curtain Goes Up: Medicine

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, David C Jones speaks with director Richard Wolfe to learn more about Medicine, on stage at the VanCity Culture Lab from June 14-23.

Pi Theatre closes its 2023-2024 season with the Canadian premiere of Enda Walsh’s Medicine, a meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we have called ‘mentally ill.’

Medicine tells the story of John, who lives in an institution. Every year, a couple of struggling local actors are hired to do “drama therapy” with John re-enacting bits and pieces of his life and trauma. Chaos ensues, secrets come to light, and John grapples with the question of whether anyone is even watching.

“Highly theatrical in its style, Medicine is thought-provoking, hilarious, and terrifying,” says director Richard Wolfe. “Walsh shows us that other people can be both the poison that harms us, and the medicine we need to live in the world.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, David C Jones speaks with director Richard Wolfe to learn more.

Pi Theatre presents Medicine at the VanCity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St, Vancouver) from June 14-23. Visit pitheatre.com for tickets and information.

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