THE MAIN EVENT

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INSIDE/OUT by Patrick Keating. In association with Neworld Theatre, Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl. April 2 - 12, 2015 (Preview April 1). Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

HEADLINES

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Little Mountain Gallery & Main Street Theatre present THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon. HELD OVER to Dec. 10, 2013 (no show Dec. 2 or 9). 7:30 PM (Doors @ 7:00). Little Mountain Gallery. Directed by Stephen Malloy. Starring Ryan Beil and Mike Wasko. With Lindsey Angell, Josh Drebit, Kyle Jespersen, Sebastian Kroon, Michael P. Northey, and Melanie Reich.

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Come join Main Street Theatre for a staged reading of Alex Lazardis Ferguson's new play PROXIMITY. Sat. May 11 at 8:00 PM (Doors @ 7:30). ADMISSION BY DONATION.

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Main Street Theatre presents a staged reading of HOME ALONE the classic holiday movie! Thurs. Dec. 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM (doors open at 9). Tickets by donation.

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Main Street Theatre presents... IT'S ABOUT TIME by Patrick Keating. Sun. Nov. 25 at 8 PM. Little Mountain Gallery. Also featuring: a curtain warmer by Charles Demers. Tickets by donation. For reservations call: (604) 992-2313.

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event image Congratulations to Sasa Brown who has been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for her Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Main Street Theatre's Endgame! Visit the Jessies.

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The Vancouver Courier spotlighted Main Street Theatre in their best of 2012: "Main Street Theatre squeezed us all into its tiny venue for a real treat in April. Directed by Stephen Malloy, this scrappy young company produced Endgame with ash-covered Nagg (Daryl King) and Nell (Sasa Brown) imprisoned in trashcans by their son Hamm (Josh Drebit). At his beck and call was Ryan Beil as Clov. Known for productions of David Mamet's plays, this small company proved once again its versatility and virtuosity with Beckett's apocalyptic tale. Read more: Vancouver Courier

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FunFunFun Vancouver says "everything...about this production was simply brilliant. The staging was phenomenal, and the acting was just incredible."

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The Vancouver Sun says that we're "Shaking it up: Samuel Beckett’s classic Endgame highlights Tremors theatre festival".

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The Province picks Main Street's Endgame as one of the top Top 10 shows to see this spring. "This staging of Samuel Beckett’s play is the latest from the punching-above-its weight Main Street Theatre Company". Read it on The Province.

Main Street Theatre's Endgame part of Vancouver's 2012 Tremors Festival! Visit Tremors at Rumble.

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"Terrific play. Terrific production". Read reviews of True West

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Thanks to everyone who supported us at our Halloween Party/Fundraiser! The STAR CAPTAINS played and Red Truck beer and Barefoot wine was served. Best costume prize went to Mike Wasko!
See our Party Photos

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event imageJosh Drebit, Daryl King and Ryan Beil accept Jessie Richardson awards on behalf of Stephen Malloy (Best Director) and Barbara Pollard (Best Supporting Actress) for Main Street's Production of A Lie of the Mind. (Photograph by: Thor-Sten 2011) Visit the Jessies website

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event imageThe Jessie Richardson Awards committee applauds Main Street Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind with 6 award nominations including Best Director, 4 Best Performances and Best Production! Visit the Jessies website

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Peter Birnie, Theatre critic for the Vancouver Sun writes about Main Street Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind, "Stephen Malloy directs a strong cast who, to a man and woman, understand that this masterpiece of manipulation sneaks its subtle ideas into our subconscious by shouting them out." Read review

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Andrea Rabinovitch reviews for The Vancouver Observer "...an evening of theatre that is compelling, entertaining and hip...like a partnered dance that flows between scenes nailing the humour and the pathos in equal measure...a truly excellent event." Read review

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"Main Street Equity Co-op has done it again...Wouldn’t it be great if the Main Street gang could give us an entire season of Shepard and Mamet rather than just one a year?  But let’s not get greedy." Continue to read Jerry Wasserman's (vancouverplays.com) review of Lie of the Mind.

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"Fine direction, strong performances...once the actor has grasped the character, he or she can just let it rip. And rip they do." Read Jo Ledingham's (Vancouver Courier) review

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We boxed for your money!!! The card was full and there were three bouts. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support! "The only way to teach these people, is to punch them..." Click here to see live event photos by Emily Cooper.

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Main Street Theatre Fight Night/Fundraiser/Extravaganza!!!!! Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.Doors @ 7:30 and the fights start @ 9:00pm! We are boxing for your money!!! The card is full and there are three bouts: Josh "The Hebrew Hammer" Drebit Vs. Charlie "Norris" Gallant; Ian "The Butcher" Butcher Vs. Andrew "What's My Name" McNee; AND THE MAIN EVENT: Daryl "The Animal Mother" King Vs. Ryan "The Teen Burger" Beil. It's going to be a great party. Boxing, Red Truck Beer, Bearflag vino and THE STAR CAPTAINS! THE STAR CAPTAINS will play when the fights are done. Door is by donation. Funds go toward our upcoming production of A LIE OF THE MIND November 19th-December 4th @ Little Mtn Gallery.

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event imageMain Street Theatre's American Buffalo is nominated for three 2010 Jessie Richardson Awards: Best Production; Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Ryan Beil); Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Daryl King).

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American Buffalo: Main Street Theatre's sold-out benefit show for Haiti raises $1100! The money donated by our supporters was matched by the Federal Government of Canada.

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event imageMain Street Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross is nominated for two 2009 Jessie Richardson Awards! One for Best Production. The other for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor - Alex Ferguson for Ricky Roma.

Main Street Theatre: Welcome

 

Welcome to Main Street Theatre. Main Street Theatre is a Vancouver based theatre company dedicated to producing contemporary classic plays in an intimate environment with a focus on storytelling. We believe in bringing this theatre to our community in an exciting and affordable way. With six shows and a total of two Jessie Richardson awards and eleven nominations under our belt, we're just getting started. Read about our next Main Event, below. We'd like to surprise you again.

Main Street Theatre: On Stage

 

INSIDE/OUT
by Patrick Keating

In association with Neworld Theatre, Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl

April 2 - 12, 2015 (Preview April 1)

7:30 PM (Doors @ 7:00)  
Little Mountain Gallery
197 E.26th Ave.
Directions: maps.google.ca

TICKETS
$20 at Brown Paper Tickets: (brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006) or $20 cash at the door (suggested donation)

Written and Performed by Patrick Keating

Directed and Dramaturged by Stephen Malloy

Lighting Design: Itai Erdal. Set Design: Barbara Clayden. Sound Design: Kate De Lorme. Stage Managemant: D.K. Poster: Christine Quintana

Vancouver actor and interdisciplinary theatre maker Patrick Keating presents his searing new autobiographical work, Inside/Out. Patrick reveals stories from the prison yard, a plane flight, and a run-in with clowns, that have all been part of his journey in, out, and through the revolving doors of the Canadian Criminal Justice System.

For many years Patrick was reluctant to share his story, thinking he might be ostracized from his present community

For most people, life in prison is a world that is unfamiliar. Those who have been in prison are  often hesitant to talk about their experiences, so for the most part what society hears are sensationalized versions used for political or ideological purposes. For many years Patrick was reluctant to share his story, thinking he might be ostracized from his present community. But with the political climate swinging to the right, and the Canadian Justice System replacing the adage 'Everyone deserves a second chance' with 'Once a criminal always a criminal’, he feels that it's about time to tell this story.

Inside/Out is a one person theatre piece. It is a true story. It is the story of a man who strived to become invisible. It's the story of his search through his own Penitentiary files, and the memories these files evoke. Memories of outside. Memories of choices made. His introduction to drugs. His introduction to crime. Memories of nearly ten years behind Penitentiary walls. It's the story of the people he met inside the Penitentiary that influenced his life. Of his transfer from Quebec during the tension filled time of the first referendum to Matsqui Penitentiary in British Columbia, where he enrolled in a theatre course — and the discovery of the possibility of a new way of life.

Patrick is so honest and engaging, it's impossible not to be caught up in this story about a search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and the community of theatre. After two years of workshop and development and two readings to packed houses, a full production of Inside/Out is premiering at Little Mountain Gallery, offering Vancouver audiences a unique glimpse of the “inside.”

More Info, Photos, Interviews: Patrick Keating (patk@telus.net)

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