The Pi Theatre company presents a new production, Visions of Vancouver, beginning this week. Its director Richard Wolfe talks to Joseph Planta about the show, its premise and previews the four short plays which make up the show.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
We’re in the midst of the Vancouver 125 celebrations throughout the city marking the 125th anniversary of Vancouver. A great way to mark the birthday is to see the show being staged by the local Pi Theatre company. Visions of Vancouver is a work showcasing four short plays written by five Vancouver playwrights, each of whom expresses their idea and vision of Vancouver. Joining me now is Pi Theatre’s artistic director Richard Wolfe, who directs this show which debuts 05 October 2011 in previews, and opens Thursday, 06 October; with performances from the 6th to the 8th, 10 to the 15th at 08.00pm, with performances on the 9th and 15th at 4.00pm. It’s happening at CBC Studio 700 on Hamilton. Tickets can be had at www.vancouvertix.com, and more information of course at their website www.pitheatre.com. Mr. Wolfe shall tell us about the pieces written by playwrights Adrienne Wong, Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith, Dennis Foon, and Kevin Loring. The piece reflects on this place, and perhaps gives us a sense of who we are. This world premiere production is inspired by the style of old-time radio broadcasting created for an in studio audience, and performed live and recorded for internet podcasting. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Richard Wolfe; Good morning, Mr. Wolfe.