>>> Upcoming Productions -
Theatre In the Raw presents:
poster design by M. Spira (2018)
Arthur Miller's Incident
at Vichy portrays persecution and anti-Semitism during the
early days of WWII. During the Nazi occupation, a group of people
are detained in a warehouse in the "Free Zone" of Vichy
France under suspicion of being Jewish. Their unease, fear, and
confusion is stirred up as they contemplate what options they may
have left. What fate awaits them?
Miller's 1964 dramatization
was lauded for exploring the perspectives and rationalizations of
those unknowingly bearing witness to the unfolding atrocity of the
Holocaust. It remains relevant today as incidents of intolerance,
hatred and exclusion increase worldwide as an extreme historical
example from which to interrogate our own values.
Theatre In the Raw intends this
play to be a powerful moment to help Vancouver audiences understand
what has happened in the past, and as a warning for the future.
What if we disengage from the
suffering of others? What if we remain in denial should such types
of systematic hatred occur? What if we fail to understand the way
in which we may be complicit by simply doing nothing? Panel
discussions will follow each performance and explore these questions
and others emerging from Arthur Miller's work under the theme:
"Can this happen here?"
Tickets: Regular Admission $25/
Dates & Times (10 performances):
April 11th - "pay-what-you-can" preview - curtain 8 pm
April 12th to 14th - doors 7 pm, curtain 8 pm
April 15th - Matinee - doors 1 pm, curtain 2 pm
April 18th - 2-for-1 admission night at the door!
April 19th to 21st - doors 7 pm, curtain 8 pm
April 22nd - Matinee - doors 1 pm, curtain 2 pm
Directed by Jay Hamburger, Incident
at Vichy features a must-see ensemble cast that includes Jacques
Lalonde*, R. David Stephens*, Michael Kruse-Dahl, Ralston Harris,
Roger Howie, Brian Leslie, Rob Monk, Alex Chisholm, zi paris, Julie
Merrick, Daniella Herrera Ruiz, Simon Challenger, Laen Avraham dov
Hershler, Jay Hamburger, Stanley Fraser, and Giuseppe Bevilacqua.
Vancouver's long-standing independent company Theatre In the Raw has
been presenting challenging works of this calibre since 1994. The
company is now entering its 24th season.
"it's not your guilt I want, it's
your responsibility! - that might have helped!" - Leduc, Incident
at Vichy by Arthur Miller
"'If you're on one of those trains
- get out before it gets where it's going' - Bayard - In Incident
at Vichy a diverse group finds themselves detained (photo by Colin
will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear
into an age of unreason, [...] not from men who feared to write,
to speak, to associate..." See It Now - CBS TV
broadcast (March 1954) ~ Edward R. Murrow, American journalist/broadcaster
Incident at Vichy is presented
by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
*appear with permission of Canadian
Actors Equity Association
>>> Ongoing Theatre
In the Raw Work
we are always in the process of producing series of original One-Act
plays as well as considering mounting a production of a classical
theatre play or a revived musical.
Mythical Voices for Our Time Project
has turned into an ongoing five to possibly six year project: There
are many good scripts still "sitting on the back burner"
that we would like to produce in the future. Additionally we are always
looking to produce winning One-Acts from our Biennial Play Writing
Contest. These could be produced as part
of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances
continuing original radio play broadcast over Vancouver Co-Op Radio
CFRO 102.7FM The Arts Rational program (Thursday nights @ 21:00-22:00)
moves forward smashingly. When the opportunity arises we manage to
produce a script with an array of bells and whistles, broadcasting
it live on air. The pieces are usually 30-40 minutes in length and
we look forward to producing more.
usually alternate new original works with classics that are not often
performed. We are currently looking at works by William Saroyan, George
S. Kaufman, or a Shakespeare drama for the 2018/2019 season and beyond.
checking back here to this page for updates.