A Whole Day Just for Theatre?!

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A few years ago, in the middle of summer, it happened that three shows I had worked on were up and running at the same time. My mum came all the way from small town Saskatchewan to see all three – a delicate two-hander on the stage at the Waterfront, Shakespeare under the tents in Vanier park, and a fairytale suspended under the Burrard Street Bridge. I will never forget the look on her face when after seeing the last one she turned to me, shook her head, and said, “I wonder what a day at the office looks like for you?”

Well Mum, here’s your chance to find out…

World Theatre Day is being celebrated in a variety of ways by many theatre companies across the world. Ruby Slippers Theatre is celebrating by flinging open the doors of its rehearsal hall and saying, “come see how the magic comes together!” Diane Brown, artistic director and director of the upcoming Life Savers, is inviting anyone who is interested to come in and watch rehearsals on the morning of World Theatre Day – Friday, March 27, 2009. Life Savers features performances from Patti Allan, Kevin McNulty, Mike Wasko, Colleen Wheeler, Deborah Williams, Naomi Wright and many more!

Rehearsals are being held at the Playhouse Production Centre at 127 East Second Avenue from 11am-1pm. Immediately following this session will be the actors’ lunch break and therefore an opportunity to chat with them, and with director Diane Brown.

Come one, come all and help us celebrate theatre with people around the world while seeing what truly goes into moving these pieces “from page to stage.”

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