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BC Buds Spring Arts Fair 2012

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

May 11 to 13, 2012

The Firehall will fling open its doors for audiences of all ages to experience theatre, dance, film, music and inter-disciplinary pieces in unorthodox settings, including the hallways, courtyard and dressing rooms!

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Kudos & Cocktails

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

May 9

Join us Wednesday, May 9th for Kudos & Cocktails, a celebration to pay tribute to five individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Firehall and the artistic community in Vancouver.

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Ubuntu (The Cape Town Project)

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

April 12 to 21, 2012

In South Africa, “ubuntu” refers to the spirit of community; the belief that humanity is tied together.

Weaving storytelling, music and dance and featuring actors from Canada and South Africa, Ubuntu tells the tale of two people, separated by oceans, who are brought together by ghosts to discover the secrets of their pasts.

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A staged reading of the play Empress of Asia

A Firehall Arts Centre Production

March 23 & 24, 2012

Join us for a free staged reading of Larry Wong’s new play, Empress of Asia.

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Fragments – Volume I

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

March 14 to 17, 2012

Montreal’s Sylvain Émard places the dancers at the very heart of this creation, crafting for them made-to-measure roles inspired by their most pressing needs. In three solos and a duet, he establishes four contrasting worlds where the depth and authenticity of gesture convey the complexity and vulnerability of the individual and create a striking patchwork of insistent urgency.

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Goodness

A Firehall Arts Centre, Chutzpah! Festival and Touchstone Theatre Co-Presentation of the Volcano Theatre Production

March 6 to 11, 2012

The story of a Jewish-Canadian writer, the descendant of Holocaust survivors, who after a heartbreak, goes on a journey to uncover his past. By chance, he meets a woman who has lived through a much more recent genocide. Together they explore individual responsibility, prejudice and revenge as the stage fills with music from around the world- from Ukraine to Croatia to Zimbabwe.

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Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

February 3 to March 3

Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love.

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The TCP Show

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

January 11 to 14

Known for strong performances, impressive technique and a penchant for the world of dance-theatre, The Contingency Plan, winners of the 2010 BC Buds Silver Development Award, bring The TCP Show, a mixed program of two new choreographies, to the Firehall stage.

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Portraits Of Female And Scenes Creatures

Portraits and Scenes of Female Creatures

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

December 7 to 10

Four mysterious female creatures create a world of loss and grief at sea in this highly anticipated full-length work from the response.’s Amber Funk Barton

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Vimy

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

November 2 to 19, 2011

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a turning point in Canadian self-determination. In this play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, a nurse looks over four young soldiers as they recover from the battle in a military hospital in France. All five are drawn into the past as memories of their time on and off the front occupy their thoughts. Thiessen creates characters with extreme depth and feeling in this exploration of friendship, responsibility and nationalism.

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