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Fighting Chance Productions 2017-2018 Season

  • September 15 - August 25
  • Various locations
  • Vancouver, BC

Friday September 15, 2017 - Saturday, August 25, 2018

Various Locations, Vancouver

Fighting Chance Productions, one of Vancouver's most exciting independent theatre companies, recently announced its 11th season of entertainment for Lower Mainland audiences.
This season, its most ambitious yet, features a mixture of Canadian premieres, classic musicals seen through a new lens, and works never before seen in British Columbia.

POSH by Laura Wade
Friday September 15, 2017 - Friday September 29, 2017
PAL Studio Theatre, Vancouver
Acclaimed playwright Laura Wade explores the lives of the young, wealthy, and privileged. In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence, and bloody good wine. But this isn't the last huzzah: they're planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman
Friday October 27, 2017 - Saturday November 11, 2017
Performance Works, Vancouver
Follows America's seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot? A raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score.

BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins
Tuesday February 6, 2018 - Saturday Feburary 10, 2018
PAL Theatre, Vancouver
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

PACIFIC OVERTURES by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Friday February 16, 2018 - Saturday March 3, 2018
PAL Theatre, Vancouver
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman mix elements of Kabuki theatre with the convention of the Broadway musical in Pacific Overtures, a highly original, inventive, powerful, educational and surprisingly humourous theatrical experience. Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan through gunboat diplomacy forges and unlikely friendship between the samurai Kayama and the Americanized fisherman Manjiro. Kayama and Mangiro – and all of Japanese society – must face the wave of Westernization that follows.

SWEET CHARITY by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields
Friday April 13, 2018 - Saturday April 28, 2018
Performance Works, Vancouver
Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it? Meet Sweet Charity, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances in the all too real world of Times Square. A bright and sophisticated show in every sense.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newley adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Friday May 25, 2018 - Saturday June 23, 2018
Havana Theatre, Vancouver
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation Anne Frank emerges as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence – their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief.

GUYS & DOLLS by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling and Frank Loesser
Friday August 3, 2018 - Saturday August 25, 2018
Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser.

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