@ Studio 16 (1551 West 7th Ave)
If you have a moment this Spring, it's time for a
bit of comedy from Theatre In the Raw. As part of its 25th
season of production, Vancouver's Theatre In the Raw is presenting
the uproarious play ENTER LAUGHING by Joseph Stein
- adapted from Carl Reiner's novel. The show runs for 10 performances
at Studio 16 (1551 West 7th Ave) between May 8th and May
In the mid-1930s in NYC, David Kolowitz is on track
to fulfill all of his parent's hopes and dreams by becoming a druggist.
David Kolowitz however, has ideas of his own. David Kolowitz wants
to be an actor! Loosely based on Carl Reiner's autobiography, ENTER
LAUGHING focuses on the first awkward moves a young man
makes towards adulthood, women, and the limelight. Come witness
the steps and missteps of a young man with a wandering eye who doesn't
know a stage cue from a cue stick, yet wants to be a star.
This ensemble cast features Adam Olgui, Jacques Lalonde*,
R. David Stephens*, Elliot Wesley, Janis Harper, Giuseppe Bevilacqua,
Jennie McCahill, Noella Ansaldi, Ralston Harris, Lisa Robertson,
Stanley Fraser, and Gavi Beigel under the direction of Theatre In
the Raw's artistic director Jay Hamburger.
Come celebrate a quarter century of theatre production
by Theatre In the Raw with Enter Laughing by Joseph
Stein - May 8th to 19th at Studio 16.
"Pay-what-you-can" preview on Wednesday May
8th - 8 pm curtain Opening Night - May 9th - 8 pm curtain
May 10th - May 11th - 8 pm curtain
May 12th - Matinee - 2 pm curtain
May 15th 2-for-1 night Wednesday - 8 pm curtain
May 16th to May 18th - 8 pm curtain
May 19th - Matinee - 2 pm curtain
photo by colin beiers 2019
The McGrand Pearson Endowment Fund
*R. David Stephens and Jacques Lalonde appear with
permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association
Enter Laughing is presented
by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
photos by Colin Beiers (2019)
Theatre In the
Raw's Fall 2019 festival of one-act plays featuring:
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Meln'chuk
Mason adapted for Radio/ Stage Reading.
Conceived as a radio drama, this piece centres on a
university student in Lethbridge Alberta during the FLQ crisis of
the 1970s. The student's act of defiance to the War Measures Act through
an act of free speech catches him in the backlash to the events on
the other side of the country. The play is a powerful reminder of
how ruthless the powerful can be to perceived threats and offers substantial
insight into the time period laid out tactfully through its numerous
characters. Note: This piece would be first performed as a staged
"radio" reading as well as a live radio broadcast.
Winner of our 10th Biennial One-Act Contest
Old Friends by Anthony Arnold - our 10th
Biennial Contest first place winner which focuses on a seedy "hardboiled"
crime drama based on actual historic events that took place in Vancouver
in the 1940's -- specifically a scandal involving a journalist's inquiry
into the police commissioner and corrupt police officers as well as
the attempted suicide of a police officer as the scheme unravels.
For info on the historical event the play is based on please see this
>>> Ongoing Theatre
In the Raw Work
we are always in the process of producing series of original One-Act
plays as well as considering mounting a production of a classical
theatre play or a revived musical.
Mythical Voices for Our Time Project
has turned into an ongoing five to possibly six year project: There
are many good scripts still "sitting on the back burner"
that we would like to produce in the future. Additionally we are always
looking to produce winning One-Acts from our Biennial Play Writing
Contest. These could be produced as part
of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances
continuing original radio play broadcast over Vancouver Co-Op Radio
CFRO 100.5FM The Arts Rational program (Thursday nights @ 21:00-22:00)
moves forward smashingly. When the opportunity arises we manage to
produce a script with an array of bells and whistles, broadcasting
it live on air. The pieces are usually 30-40 minutes in length and
we look forward to producing more.
usually alternate new original works with classics that are not often
performed. We are currently looking at works by William Saroyan, George
S. Kaufman, or a Shakespeare drama for the 2018/2019 season and beyond.
checking back here to this page for updates.