Jessie Award-winning theatre company Théâtre la Seizième is presenting Le NoShow Vancouver at Performance Works on Granville Island from February 26 to March 1st.
Adapted by Hubert Lemire and François Bernier from the original idea and direction by Alexandre Fecteau, this new Vancouver production relies on a local cast that has transformed the script to fit its reality.
The public also plays an important part in the adaptation of the production, every evening. Audience members are asked to think about what they are willing to pay for a ticket to Le NoShow Vancouver – or any performance in the arts for that matter. How do you put a value on The Arts? Does it compare to a night out at the movies? How about the price of a Canucks ticket? Does it equal a day at the PNE, or is it worth nothing at all?
Tickets could range from $0* to $100, and this is just the first of the decisions that the audience will be asked to make during the evening. Text messages will run Le NoShow Vancouver every night.
Seven young, Vancouver-based actors engage the audience in a festive and interactive experience, where the cost of theatre has to slug it out with its value as an art form. Fearless, they will shatter some of the local theatre taboos, including that of money. Le NoShow Vancouver surprises, jostles, and offers a rare showcase on the backstage of theatrical creation – leaving no one indifferent.
Created in 2013 at the Carrefour international de théâtre in Québec City, Le NoShow was awarded twice by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for “Play of the Year” (2015) and “Best International Tour” (2016). Critically-acclaimed, the play has since achieved international success with three European tours, a Québec tour, and an appearance at the Festival Actoral in Marseille.
Take part in Le NoShow Vancouver from February 26 to March 1, 2020 at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver. For tickets and details visit seizieme.ca.
Note: Le NoShow Vancouver is presented in French with English surtitles.
* A limited number of “unwaged special – equivalent value $0” seats will only be available at the door on the night of the performance.