Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ian Farthing tours with "Shear Madness"

If you know Pacific Theatre you know Ian Farthing. You've seen him in PT shows like THE FOREIGNER, LETTICE & LOVAGE and THE CLEARING, and in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, an Equity Co-op he produced as a guest production in our 2003/2004 season. He also heads up our Lit Squad, overseeing the reading of new plays that come our way. Also one of my Artistic Advisors to the board. Heck, Ian is Pacific Theatre! (Now, Ron. You're getting carried away again...)

Anyhow, Ian also works a lot around town - Arts Club, Mad Duck, etc. - and he's about to go into rehearsals for the Arts Club touring production of the inventive, entertaining and just-plain-silly SHEAR MADNESS. Kind of cool. Years ago, Paul Muir brought the script to our attention as a possible PT side-light, but rights were tricky, etc, etc. Anyhow, it's fun to see a PT stamp on the show, now that it's found a BC home!

SHEAR MADNESS
by Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan
Based on Scherenschnitt, by Paul Portner

A hilarious whodunit

It’s like Clue in a hair salon! The longest-running non-musical play in American history, Shear Madness is the perfect whodunit. With the audience’s investigative and observational powers to aid them, two undercover cops and an outrageous cast of characters put on a different mystery every night. It’s the funniest show you’ll see this year.

“A finely timed machine of comedy” ~ Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

“It's a helluva lot of fun” ~ Jerry Wasserman, The Province

“It’s the funniest, fastest couple of hours you'll spend laughing” ~ Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

TOUR SCHEDULE:

North Vancouver
Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre
• 604.990.7810
Oct. 3 – 4, 2006

Burnaby
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
• 604.205.3000
Oct. 5 – 7, 2006

Sidney
Mary Winspear Centre at Sanscha
• 250.656.0275
Oct. 9 – 10, 2006

Duncan
Cowichan Theatre
• 250.748.7529
Oct. 11, 2006

West Vancouver
Kay Meek Centre
• 604.913.3634
Oct. 12, 2006

Surrey
Surrey Arts Centre
• 604.501.5566
Oct. 13 – 28, 2006

Coquitlam
Evergreen Cultural Centre
• 604.927.6555
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2006

Maple Ridge
The ACT Maple Ridge Arts Centre & Theatre
• 604.476.2787
Nov. 5 – 6, 2006

Mission
Clarke Foundation Theatre
• 604.820.3961
Nov. 7 – 8, 2006

Vernon
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
• 250.549.SHOW (7469)
Nov. 11, 2006

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