January 4 - 14, 2017
Opening Night | Wed Jan 4 8pm
Tues 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun 3pm
Wed 1pm PWYC (Jan 4 & 11)
75minutes, no intermission
Visit the Vancouver Police Museum for FREE with your show ticket! Details below.
A Firehall Arts Centre Presentation in association with And Bella Collective
Ever identify with the underdog? Find yourself struggling to make a difference, be taken seriously or simply make yourself seen and heard? And Bella Sang With Us by Playwright Sally Stubs is a stylish ‘cop’ play with a dark and wicked sense of humour and a shot of song, celebrates two of Canada’s unsung pioneers: Constables Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller, Vancouver’s first women police officers.
It’s 1912. Constables Harris and Miller arrive in the area now known as Vancouver’s Downtown East Side/Chinatown to deal with ‘the female morality issue’. They run smack into societal and family pressures, political corruption, ‘The Lord of the Bawdy Houses’, and the volatile Bella.
Will the two Constables be able to save a young woman from a life on the streets? Will they find their way in a police department and a city not used to female authority figures? Will running after criminals while wearing floor-length skirts get easier?
“An imaginative re-telling of an important piece of forgotten Vancouver history filled with humour and intrigue.” – Lynna Goldhar Smith, Director of Fringe smash-hit Dirty Old Woman
Playwright | Sally Stubbs
Direction | Sarah Rodgers, Ian Harmon
Cast | Leanna Brodie, Sarah Louise Turner, Simon Webb, Beatrice Zeilinger, Agnes Tong
Pianist | Patrick Courtin
Costumes | Barbara Clayden
Set | Brian Ball
Lighting | Kyla Gardiner
Stage Manager | Breanne Harmon
Visit the Vancouver Police Museum for FREE with your show ticket!
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WALKING TOUR W/ LOCAL HISTORIAN JOHN ATKINS
Following the performance on Sunday January 8th, join John on a historical 90 min walking tour complimenting the story of And Bella Sang With Us. Tour begins at 4:30pm, start and end location is the Firehall Arts Centre.
Space is limited. Tickets for the performance only are also available.