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january 2017 | volume 151


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Zuppa Theatre
Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby
Feb. 8-11
www.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts presents "Pop-up Love Party"

Zuppa Theatre Co. is pleased to present Pop-Up Love Party, A theatrical feast for all your senses.

Pop-Up Love Party reimagines Plato's Symposium in its quest to define eros with all its plagues and pleasures. The performers must outdo each other in a battle of ideas. They do this with the aid of nostalgia, aerobics, a kangaroo court, conspiracy theories, an infectious pop ballad and quiet philosophical contemplation... while reclaiming the meaning of the word symposium: drinking party.

"It's glorious... a transformative night at the theatre" — The Globe and Mail (Canada)

For a $15 additional fee, enjoy a seven-course snack menu created by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Burns. His first cookbook, Food and Beer, was published in 2016 by Phaidon. Burns created the menu specifically for Pop-Up Love Party with flavours and textures to render the show's central ideas as viscerally as possible.

"a generous, playful, unexpected delight" — Andy Field, Forest Fringe (Edinburgh, UK)

Pop-Up Love Party is a philosophical feast, a sensory slip n' slide and a unique theatrical experience from deep in the pulsing Zuppa heart. It was developed in part through The Collaborations at Canada's National Arts Centre.

About Zuppa Theatre Co.:

Zuppa Theatre Co. is an ensemble theatre company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company is driven by a core group of artists developing original performances in collaboration with like-minded individuals from related disciplines. Every Zuppa Theatre Co. show is a ride through wild visions, genres, familiar stories and the unknown; the experiences, thoughts and inclinations of the lead artists determine the landscape.

The company has developed a unique collaborative process that favours the intuitive over the formulaic and thrives on the play between the imagined and the real. At the heart of each show is the restless spirit of the actor.

Zuppa Theatre Co. is Ben Stone, Susan Leblanc, Alex McLean (Artistic Directors), and Stewart Legere (Artistic Associate).

For show information and tickets visit shadboltcentre.com

Watch a clip of Pop-Up Love Party

Pop-Up Love Party
February 8-11 │8pm
Tickets: $15.00 - $35.00
*additional $15 charge for snack menu
(available at the Box Office or online)



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