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Theatre In the Raw proudly presents:

WOUND UP IN ONE-ACTS

A one-act play mini-festival

December 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th

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7:30 pm @ Spartacus Books - 3378 Findlay Street (doors 7:00)

Tickets available at the door only: $15/$12 (Student & Senior)

Limited Seating

This December Theatre In the Raw will bring to you a set of original award winning one-acts from gifted writers: Wound Up in One-Acts - a one-act play mini-fest. Wound Up in One-Acts is a presentation with fine theatrical talent on the boards that spirals back to those early days of the company and embodies Theatre In the Raw's commitment to present new play works through engaging, unusual, awakening, and exchanging evenings of theatre.

Featuring over 20 performers and artists, this intimate presentation will warmly entertain as the winter holiday season unfolds. This is our second time performing one-acts at Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay Street)

Featuring a rotating lineup of original one-act plays (3 per evening):

Waiting for the Godots by Robin Schlaht
IN RE: RADDING v GLAZER by Steve Karp
Old Friends by Anthony Arnold
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Mason

December 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th @ 7:30 pm @ Spartacus Books - 3378 Findlay Street (doors 7:00)

Tickets available at the door only: $15/$12 (Student & Senior) - Limited Seating - cash, credit, or debit accepted at door


The acting company features: Ashley Syer, Amy King, Carmen Myers, Joe Kelly, Joey Coleman, Lisa Robertson, Maegen Eastwood, Maria Lakes, Maria Wulf, Mostafa Shaker, Pascal Lochard, Ralston Harris, Starlise Waschuk, Stephen Thakker, Yasmin Tayob.

Directed/ produced by Jay Hamburger, Sound Design/Co-Stage Manager Marjolaine Vallet, Co-Stage Manager Sylvan Hamburger, Props/Costume Design by Atty Gell.

The McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund

poster art by Sylvan Hamburger (2019)

More on the four original one-act plays...


Waiting for the Godots by Robin Schlaht - December 7th, 14th, 15th.
An absurd comedy taking on the conversations and introspective monologues of a couple as they attempt to “patiently” await a rather delayed arrival of their dinner date companions: the Godots. Inspired by Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a couple discuss everyday things: buffet vs a la carte, easy-to-clean furniture, and whether they still love one another.


IN RE: RADDING v GLAZER by Steve Karp - December 8th, 14th, 15th.
A simple mistake over one fur coat being taken in place of another at a hair salon spirals into a full blown verbal war. All the while the innocent salon owner is caught between two aggrieved women as accusations fly. A comedic reminder that any conflict can escalate between entitled and unreasonable parties.


Old Friends by Anthony Arnold - December 7th, 8th, 14th
Winner of our 10th Biennial One-Act Contest.
A seedy crime drama based on actual historic events that took place in Vancouver in the 1950s -- specifically a journalist’s inquiry into a scandal involving the police commissioner and corrupt police officers as well as the attempted suicide of a police officer. As the plot unravels, the true underbelly of the city’s police and politics are laid bare.

Photos by Colin Beiers (2019)

Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Meln'chuk Mason - December 7th, 8th, 15th
Winner of our 9th Biennial One-Act Contest - Adapted for Radio/ Staged Reading.

Conceived as a radio drama, this play centres on a group of radical university students in Lethbridge Alberta during the FLQ crisis of the 1970s. The students’s act of defiance to the War Measures Act because restrictions on free speech catches them in the backlash to the events on the other side of the country. The play is a powerful reminder that the rights and freedom of speech are never guaranteed.

Note: This piece will be first performed as a staged "radio" reading as well as a radio broadcast to follow on CFRO 100.5 FM's - Arts Rational program in the coming weeks.

Perogies for Breakfast will be broadcast on the Arts Rational on Thursday January 30th, 2020 @ 9:30 PM

Listen live on CFRO 100.5 FM in the Lower Mainland or online at http://www.coopradio.org/

Can't listen live? Check out the Thursday January 30th program at 9:00 PM in the Arts Rational Archive Page: http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/47

Thanks to the Arts Rational Collective on CFRO 100.5 FM for making this broadcast possible.

one-act graphic by Sylvan Hamburger (2019)

Mainstage 2020: TBA

>>> Ongoing Theatre In the Raw Work

Also, 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.

Our 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 Click Jay's Mug to Buy Theatre In the Raw a Virtual Coffee...part of another One-Act Festival or Mini-Tour when time, venue, and finances will allow.

Our 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.

We 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.

Keep checking back here to this page for updates.

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