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THEATRE PREVIEW

december 2018 | Volume 174

 

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BLIND DATE
by Rebecca Northan
Spontaneous Theatre
Arts Club Theatre on Tour
Jan. 2-Feb. 3
www.artsclub.com

Arts Club Theatre Company presents
BLIND DATE
Starring Tess Degenstein
A Spontaneous Theatre creation by Rebecca Northan

Staged over 700 times across Canada and the U.S. (including New York), as well as London's West End, Blind Date has been hailed as "fearless...and very funny" (The New York Times).

Audiences in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland will experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience! This fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero.

The cast mingles in the lobby before the show to find audience members who might be interested in participating. Once inside the theatre, Mimi doesn't reveal who her Date will be until the show begins. What happens for the next 90 minutes is anyone's guess. 

An actor, director, writer, and producer, Rebecca Northan created Blind Date in 2009. There are now four women trained to play Mimi in the original Blind Date, as well as two other talented actors who star in Queer Blind Date.

Northan said, "The thesis of Blind Date has always been 'Everyone is loveable.' There is great joy in leaning forward in your seat and watching two strangers attempt to connect. It's what being human is all about."

STARRING
Lili Beaudoin (Scenographer/Mimi), Tess Degenstein (Mimi/Scenographer), Ali Froggatt (Scenographer/ /Mimi), Jeff Gladstone (Scenographer)

CREATIVE TEAM
Marcie Januska (Associate Producer), Meredith Johnson (Stage Manager & Sound Improviser), Rebecca Northan (Producer), Christopher Oldfield (Associate Producer)

TOUR DATES (Jan 2 – Feb 3, 2019)

Venue 

Date

WEST VANCOUVER
Kay Meek Arts Centre
604.981.6335

January 2–5

MISSION
Clarke Theatre
604.629.8849

January 6

NORTH VANCOUVER
The BlueShore at Cap
604.990.7810

January 8

SURREY
Surrey Arts Centre
604.501.5566

January 9–19

COQUITLAM
Evergreen Cultural Centre
604.927.6555

January 22–26

NEW WESTMINSTER
Anvil Centre
604.521.5050

January 29

CHILLIWACK
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
604.391.SHOW (7469)

January 30

MAPLE RIDGE
The ACT Arts Centre
604.476.2787

January 31 & February 1

BURNABY
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
604.205.3000

February 2 & 3

 

ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is Canada's largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Led by Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre—as well as on tour throughout the province.

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