The Firehall Arts Centre can’t wait for shameless hussy’s production of Love Bomb to open our Season!
To break the ice, we asked Director Reneé Iaci a couple of questions.
What excites you most about this production?
The music. Steve Charles did an amazing job of composing and Meghan Gardiner‘s lyrics are poetic and, at times, painful. I love how the story unfolds like a mystery and clues come out in the songs.
Tell us about working with this cast and creative team.
Amazing! First off, I get to work with one of my best friends, Deb Pickman. And we have found a truly talented hussy in Sara Vickruck. We’ve got the best people possible working on this, some I’ve played with before and some new to me. I feel so supported by everyone connected. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work. I’ll have an idea and my team makes it better – way better! It’s so collaborative.
Why are the themes in this play relevant to audiences today?
This play tackles an issue that most Vancouverites don’t have a clue about. (Sorry about the secrecy, but this issue gets revealed as the play unfolds. To know exactly what prevalent themes Love Bomb addresses, you’ll need to see it for yourself!) This show is relevant because they (the themes) are happening right here, right now to OUR children!
What’s next for you?
We’re booking our 7th tour of Dissolve which will head out at the end of January to mid February. I’m still filling dates. I am also working to bring Love Bomb to 5 inner city schools in March along with WAVAW and the Vancouver City Poice. And we are percolating a new idea with Meghan Gardiner, seeds are just being planted. But right away I will head back to my restaurant, Neverland Tea Salon, release our seasonal teas and prepare for the fall/winter madness.
Thanks for Reneé for answering our questions!
Love Bomb starts previewing this Saturday, September 26th. It opens on September 30th and runs until October 10th.