UBC Theatre and Film students will be busy this coming theatre season as they take on three shows as part of its mainstage offerings.
Opening the season is award-winning Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill’s drama Concord Floral (Nov 22-Dec 2). Set in a vast and abandoned greenhouse used as a clandestine hangout for neighbourhood teens, the teens are compelled to confront something they’d rather ignore when a secret buried under the floorboards is uncovered.
The new year brings Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove (Jan 31-Feb 10) to the Telus Studio Theatre at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. A collection of intertwined playlets set in a near-future world where technological innovations and human connection collide, TomorrowLove explores love in the age of algorithms and beyond.
Closing out the mainstage season is Bertolt Brecht’s Saint Joan of the Stockyards (Apr 3-13). Adapted and directed by MFA candidate Jacob Zimmer, this brand-new adaptation connects Brecht to our current reality by examining our aspirations to do good and the missed opportunities for cooperation in difficult times.
“We are thrilled to present this diverse and engaging season to our audience, offering unique perspectives on the contemporary world and providing a sneak peek at the work of future theatrical leaders,” says head of department Stephen Heatley. “I hope you will join us to contemplate the world around us, challenge our own perceptions, and enjoy a memorable night out together. Nothing can rival the experience of live theatre.”
Visit theatrefilm.ubc.ca for tickets and information.