In June 2013 Theatre In the Raw was delighted to tour three original
one-act plays around BC. On the first leg we traveled to the BC
interior to several towns: Princeton, Cawston, Merritt, and Spences
Bridge. We were very satisfied by the result of these performances
and we were received very warmly by these communities and had
many great houses and even heard some comments from people that
it was the first live theatre event they had ever seen! We took
two winning plays from the 2011 One-Act Contest: the 1st place
play The Suspect, as well as finalists Maybe Miles and Talk Medicine.
Theatre In the Raw is happy to have had the opportunity to tour
through such places. The second leg of the tour consisted in four
nights in Vancouver and the company was equally happy to perform
for our hometown audiences.
Flier (pdf 1mb) >> Tour
Program (pdf 12mb)
The One-Act Plays:
Miles by Joe Lauinger - The play focuses on an awkward
encounter between a University professor and one of his former
masters students at a strip club he is patronizing and where she
happens to work.
Medicine by Sheryl Melnyk - The monologue centres on a
man reminiscing after suffering a heart attack, and his need to
talk to ease his stress. The play focuses on the development of
his moral character and the various ethical 'forks in the road'
that he has faced. This presentation is an adaptation of TITR's
twenty-third original radio play recently presented and broadcast
on Vancouver Co-Op Radio's Arts Rational program.
Suspect by Andrzej Jar - The Suspect is a piece focused
on a man being harassed by a group of supposed government agents
and radical anarchists. His lifestyle collapses around him as
he becomes increasingly withdrawn and angry, realizing he has
been made the mark for some political subterfuge and deception
far beyond him.
for the Road - Michelle Richard and accompanist opening
each evening with Blues for the Road. Ms. Richard will
also took on supporting roles in two of the One-Acts.
Princeton - June 20th - Riverside Community Centre
Cawston - June 21st - Cawston Community Hall
Merritt - June 22nd - The Culture Club
Spences Bridge - June 23rd - The Packinghouse
Vancouver - June 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th at the Tipper
by Colin Beiers © 2013 from the performances at the Tipper
An article from the Merritt Herald about Theatre In the Raw and
our Blue Western Sky Tour project
A video report from a Shaw Station about the tour