Two world premieres, a history lesson and a dance-theatre hybrid are among the five shows on tap as the Firehall Arts Centre announces a reimagined fall/winter 2020 program.
“The works we have chosen will resonate during these challenging times and the artists with whom we are collaborating are so excited to come back to the stage,” says Firehall artistic producer Donna Spencer in a media release.
The season will get underway in October with Allan Morgan‘s one-person show I Walked The Line. Having spent a lifetime as a professional actor, when his acting career slowed down, he did what he had to do, he got another job. Landing in the mailroom of a union headquarters, Morgan found himself on the picket line when the union went on strike.
November will see storyteller, filmmaker and performer Rosemary Georgeson, and the Firehall’s artistic producer Donna Spencer team up for In The Beginning. The duo will delve into the history of the Indigenous peoples in the area that is now called Vancouver prior to and during colonization.
Also in November, indie theatre company The Search Party presents the world premiere of Michelle Riml’s The Amaryllis. This mystery-comedy, audiences are transported into the fascinating and quirky world of a talented voice-over artist and her troubled agent.
The holiday season will see the return of Solstice Greetings, a mix of stories, songs, and seasonal greetings celebrating the return of the light.
January sees a second world premiere as Raven Spirit Dance presents Chapter 21. This dance/theatre piece explores what happens when a vibrant, active artist comes face to face with a crippling collision of events.
Limited seating, physical distancing and other health and safety measures will all be in place for the season.
“We know how much people are missing theatre and dance, and we want to ensure that audiences, artists, and staff are safe during these performances,” says Spencer.
For tickets and more information on the Firehall Arts Centre fall/winter season, visit firehallartscentre.ca.