Category Archives: Firehall News

01

Oct
2019

Up Next: Spooky Action!

Spooky Action by Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions Playing from October 16 – 19 at the Firehall Arts Centre! Get your tickets HERE! “An interdisciplinary dance project inspired by particle entanglement” Spooky Action is inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. A collaboration with poet/performer Barbara […]


24

Aug
2019

Up Next: The Shipment!

The Shipment by Young Jean Lee Playing from September 24 – October 5 at the Firehall Arts Centre! Get your tickets HERE! “A provocative comedy to shake the woke” -The Georgia Straight The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to launch its 37th anniversary season with SpeakEasy Theatre’s powerful and provocative comedy, The Shipment. Written by […]


07

Jun
2019

2019-2020 Season Announcement

An enthusiastic crowd of Firehall Arts Centre supporters applauded the announcement of the Firehall ’s 2019-2020 season as the Centre wrapped up its 36th season on June 5th. In making the announcement, Artistic Producer Donna Spencer said,   “We have put together a season jam-packed with performances by diverse talented artists;  plays and dance works that will […]


16

Nov
2018

Donna Spencer shares some thoughts on Re-Visioning An Enemy of the People in the Firehall’s new production of THE ENEMY.

Question:  Why did you choose to adapt Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People?  There were many themes within Ibsen’s 1882 play  I felt were important and worthy of exploring in 2018 and in the review of many translations as well as Arthur Miller’s 1950 adaptation, I chose those that I felt would resonate in […]


07

Jun
2018

2018-2019 Season Announcement

The Firehall is thrilled to announce our coming season! Save big by purchasing a  Pass!  Bringing forward themes of multiculturalism and environmental issues, we open our stage to new and exciting productions such as Action at a Distance’s Never Still and THE ENEMY – a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Watch for the return of the […]


30

Jan
2018

January 2018 Ovation Awards

The Firehall had a good evening on the 28th of January at the 14th Annual Ovation Awards, where we won Outstanding Production – Professional, and Outstanding Music Direction.  As well, we had nominations for Outstanding New Work, Outstanding Set Design, and Outstanding Lighting Design.  Thank you to our wonderful team and fans for making this […]


29

Jan
2018

BrokenLeg Review of SHIT

SHIT is DTES grit : large & ugly & poetic All the basic condition theatre requires is that fire last night & those costumes & the human voice & people gathered together. Sir Trevor Nunn, Director (Cats, 1981 \ Les Miserables, 1985) From the footlights : It is said that anger stems from fear and fear ultimately leads to […]


26

Jan
2018

Rebel playwright Patricia Cornelius gets into deep SHIT

With this hard-edged work, she’s created the kind of angry, underclass female characters we never see on-stage by Janet Smith on January 24th, 2018 at 1:25 PM In SHIT, Yoshié Bancroft, Kayla Deorksen, and Sharon Crandall (from left) play tough women facing misogyny and maltreatment. Patricia Cornelius, the grande dame of rebel playwrights in Australia, […]