Rolling down the freeway of life comes Driving Me Crazy, crashing onto stages around Metro Vancouver. Produced by Serendipity Theatre Collective in association with the PHT Creative HUB, where it opens a tour of BC with two performances at Presentation House Theatre this February 25 & 26 before setting off on the road.
Written by Linda A. Carson and Suzanne Ristic, Driving Me Crazy received honourable mention in the 2019 National Theatre B.C. Playwriting competition. Its crowd-pleasing premier took place in June 2022 to sold out houses at Presentation House Theatre.
“In this fast-paced world, so much of our family time happens inside our cars. A lot of important conversations happen when we are driving” says playwright Linda Carson.
Driving Me Crazy follows a family and their relationships with each other as experienced via their vehicles. Inspired by stories from three generations starting with Liz, a grandmother fighting to keep her driver’s license, her independence, and her voice in society. Liz is surrounded by her family: a son and daughter-in-law who are addicted to their cars, a granddaughter who is passionate about the environmental fight against oil guzzling vehicles, and a grandson on his way to learn hard lessons about drinking and driving.
Directed by Roy Surette and starring Ellie King, Brian Linds, Suzanne Ristic, Merewyn Cormeau and Dylan Floyde, Driving Me Crazy will touch anyone who has driving a car, been driven in a car, or driven mad by their family.
The Driving Me Crazy road trip makes stops around Metro Vancouver including:
Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
Saturday, February 25, 2023 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 2023 2pm
Surrey Art Centre – Main Stage, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:30pm
Friday, March 3, 2023 8pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 4pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 7:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2023 7:30pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 3pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 7:30pm
ACT Arts Centre – Mainstage, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Saturday, March 18, 2023 8pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023 3pm
Shadbolt Centre for Arts – James Cowan Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 8pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 8pm
McEwen Theatre – Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 7:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:30pm
Friday, March 31, 2023 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023 3pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 3pm