The November instalment of Off the Page, a monthly play reading series at Presentation House Theatre is taking place on November 22nd.
Off the Page is a live-streamed rehearsed reading of award-winning Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau’s provocative drama, Lowest Common Denominator – telling the story of recently divorced, Harmony (played by Janet Hodgkinson), enjoying a first date with Peter (Nelson Wong), an insurance salesman, they get along so well that Harmony invites Peter back to her home. But there, she faces another and more difficult challenge – she walks in on Peter and her son, Trevor (Jarred Stephen Meek), kissing. What will Harmony do now? What would you do?
Playwright Dave Deveau, writes about queer themes that speak to a broad audience with honesty, humour and insight. His produced plays include Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas, My Funny Valentine, Dead People’s Things, and a number of plays for youth. Nominated for numerous Jessie, Ovation, and Dora Awards, Dave is an active member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Presented live, online and, with a covid-compliant in-person audience Off the Page is a monthly public play reading series at North Vancouver’s Presentation House, as well as Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons. Produced by Janet Hodgkinson and Wanda Nowicki, the series focuses on new plays written by lower mainland authors. By presenting plays as rehearsed readings, Off the Page encourages the audience to imagine what they cannot see. Playwrights get to hear their work interpreted by accomplished local actors, with the audience. The audience gets a talkback sessions with the playwright following the performance.
Off the Page : Lowest Common Denominator takes place November 22nd at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver. Tickets for in-person attendance and livestream access are available online at phtheatre.org