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by Harley Granville Barker
United Players
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Dr.
Jan. 21-Feb. 13
604-224-8007 ext. 2 or

United Players proudly presents:


by Harley Granville Barker
directed by William B.Davis

Jan 21- Feb 13

"One of the most absorbing accounts of practical politics you are ever likely to see – right up there with Shakespeare and Schiller… a superbly rich and subtle play" (Daily Telegraph)

Sex and politics.  Just as explosive a combination today as it was in 1907 when Harley Granville Barker’s play Waste was banned by the Lord Chamberlain. A rich portrait of society that dramatizes the hypocrisy, sexual scandals and ruthless power machinations of the political animal, Waste resonates today. Contemporary critics applaud it as:

"Completely electrifying"  (

"Barker brings the personal convictions, arguments and plotting thrillingly to life… a play of remarkable contemporaneity."  (Sunday Times)

The plot of Waste centres around an ambitious independent politician, Henry Trebell, when his personal and political lives collide. An affair with a married woman, Amy O'Connell, threatens Trebell’s power and passionate ideals; Amy’s insistence on a woman's right to choose brings their private scandal into the public spotlight.

Waste stars Douglas Abel, Catherine Brennan, Nancy Caldwell, Luke Day, Cedric De Souza, Darien Edgeler, James Gill, Richard Hendery, Alexis Kellum-Creer, Helen Martin, Louise Phillips, Dick Pugh, Rob Ruttan, Diana Sandberg, and David Wallace.  It is directed by William B. Davis, with technical direction & lighting design by Kyla Gardiner, set design by John R. Taylor, costume design by Jenny Lang, sound design by Kaden O'Reilly, properties by Frances Herzer, stage management by Craig Veenhof,  and the production manager is Sheila Anderson.


Waste runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Jan. 21–Feb. 13, Thursday through Sunday, at 8 pm

Tickets are $14 - $18 and are available at the door. 
Preview: Jan. 20, all tickets $8.                              
Talk back session: after the show on Jan 27.

Reservations and information: 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or