january 2018 | Volume 163
THE HOUSE OF YES
by Wendy MacLeod
Studio 1398, Granville Island
Yes Collective Proudly Presents
THE HOUSE OF YES
A Suburban Jacobean Play - Written by Wendy MacLoed
February 6 – 11 at Studio1398 on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
Tickets $20 - Available at: thehouseofyesplay.eventbrite.ca
It's Thanksgiving, and Marty's arrival home is greatly anticipated by his twin sister Jackie-O, his mother Ms. Pascal, and his younger brother, Anthony. He arrives during a hurricane, but worse than the storm is the fact that Marty brought his new fiancée. Mental illness, alcoholism, incest, gun violence and the JFK assassination are all part of the dysfunctional world that MacLoed weaves seamlessly together in this dark comedy. Existing somewhere between Long Day's Journey into Night and The Addams Family, The House of Yes follows a damaged family when the introduction of a stranger brings its secrets crawling into the light.
Presented by Yes Collective, this gripping black comedy is the theatre directorial debut for Leo Award Nominated, Matt Fentiman. Starring Tom Belding (Best Actor Winner RainCity Film Fest), Missy Cross (Leo Award Nominated, Best Actress Winner FNFF), Marc LeBlanc, Mattie Shisko (nominated West Australian Theatre Award), and Savonna Spracklin (Leo Award Winner, Best Actress winner NZ & Vancouver WebFest).
"Gripping, funny and worth its reputation." - Time Out, London
"...A fascinating blend of frivolous family politics and menacing political allegory. It is wickedly funny, disturbing and vividly written... MacLeod writes funny, frightening dialogue, and she touches the nerve of our cozy, vicarious involvement with acts of public violence" -- San Francisco Chronicle
About Yes Collective: The House of Yes is producer Missy Cross' 5th endeavor in producing a full-length play in Vancouver, including the acclaimed Eurydice and Stop Kiss with Secretly Women Productions. She has also been host and creator of the Performance Boutique, a monthly performance of original works based on a theme chosen each month. Missy is also the creator of the Mindful Actor Workshops which she has facilitated since 2012.
Studio 1398 on Granville Island | 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver. BC | Feb 6-11, 2018 |Opening night Tues Feb 6 | Tues-Sun at 8pm | Matinees at 2pm Feb 10 & 11 | Tickets $20 | Purchase tickets at https://thehouseofyesplay.eventbrite.ca
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