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Theatre In the Raw presents:

Arthur Miller

poster design by M. Spira (2018)

Show Info:

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/ Students $22

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 Beiers 2018)

""We 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

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The Lohn Foundation

Incident at Vichy is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

*appear with permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association

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Also, 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.

Our 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 Click Jay's Mug to Buy Theatre In the Raw a Virtual Coffee...part of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances will allow.

Our 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.

We 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.

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