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FEBRUARY 2018 | Volume 164


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  Meghan Gardiner. Photo: David Cooper.

by Catherine Léger, trans. Leanna Brodie
Ruby Slippers Theatre
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
Mar. 15-24
www.gatewaytheatre.com or 604-270-1812

World Premiere of I Lost My Husband comes to Gateway Theatre.

Gateway Theatre is happy to present the world premiere of the English-language version of I Lost My HusbandCatherine Léger's rollicking and ribald tale of love and loss. 

When aging party girl Evelyn loses her husband in a bar bet, things look grim. But as Evelyn's life opens up in new and unexpected directions, she comes to realize that maybe her husband is better off staying lost. Under the wickedly incisive direction of Diane Brown, and featuring an all-star cast including Meghan Gardiner (Evelyn), Agnes Tong (Melissa), Curtis Tweedie (William), and Raugi Yu (Steve the Dealer), this irreverent tale takes on new resonance as an ode to female independence and emancipation.

"Behind its eccentric premise, and the great bursts of laughter that it provokes, lies a script that tackles some of the big, super-current issues in an original way." – Jeu Magazine

Ruby Slippers Theatre commissioned the English language translation of Catherine Léger's hit comedy J'ai perdu mon mari from Leanna Brodie, who beautifully captures the wit and humour of the original work. I Lost My Husband is Gateway Theatre's third collaboration with Vancouver's preeminent theatre company Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers previously produced The List in 2016, and You Will Remember Me in 2017. 

By Catherine Léger
Translated by Leanna Brodie
Directed by Diane Brown
Produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre in association with Gateway Theatre

Meghan Gardiner, Agnes Tong, Curtis Tweedie, and Raugi Yu

Set & Lighting Designer: John Webber
Costume Designer: Hannah Case
Sound Designer: Mishelle Cuttler
Props: Heidi Wilkinson
Stage Manager: Lois Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Samantha Pawliuk
Technical Director: Conor Moore

Dates: March 15-24, 2018
Preview: Thursday, March 15 @ 8pm | Opening: Friday, March 16 @ 8pm
Times: 8 pm nightly (except Sunday and Monday)
Matinees: Saturday, March 17 & 24 @ 2pm | Tuesday, March 20 @ 1pm
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, Studio B
Tickets: $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/ilostmyhusband

About Gateway Theatre
Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway is a vital member of the professional theatre scene in the Lower Mainland and is led by Artistic Director Jovanni Sy. Gateway's professional activity includes a six-show English-language Signature Series, the Pacific Festival of contemporary theatre in Chinese, and a play development program. We also provide theatre education and performance training classes for youth aged 6-18 via Gateway Theatre Academy. As a venue, Gateway Theatre also provides a much-needed rental space for professional and community producers.

About Ruby Slippers Theatre

Ruby Slippers Theatre produces provocative text-based theatre from the vanguard of the English and French-Canadian canon, illuminating diverse perspectives and social issues. In 2017, Artistic Director Diane Brown was honoured with the Bra D'Or Award (presented annually by the Playwrights Guild of Canada) in recognition of her years of work advancing Canadian women playwrights.


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